The ultimate scapegoat: Millennials

  For years, we read so many articles about young generation doing the worst of everything. However this article I read says that stop blaming Millennials for everthing  =) Here what it says: Various outlets, including The Washington Post and the Pew Research Center, continued reporting that young people were buying fewer cars and houses than those in previous generations at a similar point in their life. In 2016, about 34 percent of Americans under 35 owned a house; when Boomers and Gen Xers were under 35, about half of them did. But the fact that young people are buying fewer houses and cars … Okumaya devam et The ultimate scapegoat: Millennials

Kazuo Ishiguro and his forty pages book

Well… Since the academy postponed the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature we’re a little bit upset. However, we can still look at the  Nobel lecture of Kazuo Ishiguro who was awarded in 2017. His lecture is published as a book. A thin forty-something pages book. But it teaches you more than most of the books you’ve read, believe me. In his Nobel lecture, Kazuo Ishiguro addresses his turning points in his career. They are as he defines “often small, scruffy moments” For instance, we learn once again that great writers aren’t born that way, they become great over time. Ishiguro also started his writing career late. He explains: “At that … Okumaya devam et Kazuo Ishiguro and his forty pages book

Vanishing arts: Concentration

We check our phones many times during the day. Even though this seems very normal for us, these interruptions and distractions have eroded our ability to concentrate. In 2005, research carried out by Dr. Glenn Wilson found that those distracted by emails and phone calls saw a 10-point fall in their IQ, twice that found in studies on the impact of smoking marijuana. Constant interruptions can have the same effect as the loss of a night’s sleep. What Nicholas Carr wrote in his article in the Atlantic is stunning and real. He says, he was better at immersing himself in a book … Okumaya devam et Vanishing arts: Concentration

29 Ways to Get a Husband

Recently, Kim Marx-Kuczynski shared a 1958 McCall’s article, entitled “129 Ways to Get a Husband”. The publisher asked 16 people to brainstorm strategies lonely women could use to get men to pay attention to them, and they delivered. The list is amazing because the magazine did ask them to throw away their judgments when writing down their thoughts. Kim’s comment regarding this list is remarkable she told “I think the article is reflective of the social mores of the era, and I found the comparison between what was acceptable then and what is acceptable now fascinating.” I’m sharing the list … Okumaya devam et 29 Ways to Get a Husband

Why do we love?

Why do we choose to put ourselves though its emotional wringer? Some of our most respected philosophers have put forward some intriguing theories. Here they are: Plato: “Love makes us whole, again” Plato explored the idea that we love in order to become complete. n his Symposium, he wrote about a dinner party at which Aristophanes, a comic playwright, regales the guests with the following story. Humans were once creatures with four arms, four legs, and two faces. One day they angered the gods, and Zeus sliced them all in two. Since then, every person has been missing half of him … Okumaya devam et Why do we love?

“CrossFit is my church”

The whole piece is perfect. I highly recommend you to read it all. But I try my best to summarize. Latest research shows that one-fifth Americans say they belong to no religion at all. And this study also found that many of these “nones” aren’t actively searching for a religion. A researcher from Harvard Divinity School explores how Millennials are finding and building communities of meaning and belonging. This study profiles about 100 organizations where millennials gathered for meaningful experiences. One of the most striking spaces? Fitness classes. “People come because they want to lose weight or gain muscle strength, … Okumaya devam et “CrossFit is my church”

The death of Don Draper

A long but worth reading article. Advertising, once a creative industry, is now a data-driven business reliant on algorithms. The whole article is based on the talk below. So I think you better watch this talk entitled “The Death of the Advertising-Industrial Complex” before. Scott Galloway who delivers the talk does not say anything unique. However, it is worthwhile to listen to the talk since he envisioned the future from 2016. The article summarizes the talk saying traditional advertising is dead now the ad business is automated. Clients only have to decide how many people they want to reach, and how much … Okumaya devam et The death of Don Draper

Welcome to the new normal

Based on a terrifying article:  Maybe you’ve encountered some news about this cargo ship: A cargo ship is presently making the journey from Vladivostok, on Russia’s Pacific coast, to the German port of Bremerhaven via the Arctic Ocean, rather than taking the usual southern route through the Suez Canal and the Strait of Gibraltar. Until now, the northern route has always been impassible because it was blocked by polar ice. But because of climate change, a lot of the ice has melted. How scary it is. Hurricane Florence has drenched eastern North Carolina with more than 30 inches of rain, an … Okumaya devam et Welcome to the new normal

Psychologists have an idea for unmotivated people!

If you can’t accomplish your goal, achieve the weight loss what do you do to feel motivated? You probably ask for advice from someone who is successful. However, according to two psychologists; the key to motivation is giving advice, not receiving it. “Although giving advice confers no new information to the advice giver, we thought it would increase the advice giver’s confidence,” they write. You can read the results of their studies in this article. Indeed, people felt more motivated after giving advice than they did after receiving it. Think about it: you don’t want to get out of bed … Okumaya devam et Psychologists have an idea for unmotivated people!

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to THE independent plant!

Now I’m presenting you a plant who denies being submissive! It is a plant who definitely rebels and therefore it searches its light itself. It’s self-sufficient yet proud. It knows its duty of entertaining people around. It’s loyal but not attached. You’ve always wanted a plant who chases the sun. Here it is! Really? Why engineers on earth design a robot which definitely looks like a giant spider and chases the sun? WHY GOD WHY?           Okumaya devam et Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to THE independent plant!