Can’t Dutch This — Why The Dutch Are So Good At English


Daily Life, Funny Stories, Way of Life


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They’re overwhelmingly tall. They ride their bikes everywhere (without helmets). They’ve conquered sea level. And now, they’re ranked #1 in English. In the most recent EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) ranking, the Netherlands came in 1st out of 72 countries in English skills. 90 percent of respondents in the Netherlands claim to know English. It can’t just be their astoundingly liberal policies about weed that put Dutch so high in the rankings. These results beg the question: Why are the Dutch so damn good at English?

How I became a nurse


Daily Life, Way of Life


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To be a nurse you have to get educated for a few years. In The Netherlands, were I live, that’s 4 years of education either at full time at school or as an employee in a hospital with avery month 2 days of school. For me it was being an employee for 2 years in one hospital and another 3 years in a different hospital. In The Netherlands if you are an employee you have first to do a 9 month teaching program to learn the basics and after that you do several internships at different wards in the hospital you work for.

A beginner’s guide to British humour


Daily Life, Humour, Way of Life


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I found this blog on the internet and i think gives a good example of how humour is defined by geographics. Britain’s unique take on humor may seem baffling at first. Heavy on self-deprecation, almost undetectable sarcasm, and constant deadpan delivery, British humor can feel like a whole new language. But fear not, we’ve put together a beginner’s guide to understanding (and using!) it.

The Nurse and Exercise


Daily Life, Patients, Way of Life


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Exercising is something that nurses do the entire shift. It is free from the ‘boss’ and it can be done on work time. Over time exercises become endurance tests, athletic carnivals and mental exercises, all of which are  dependent on how many hours nurses work per week. More hours, means more exercise. Bootcamp is nothing compared with a career in nursing!