Don’t say “sorry” too much

This article is not for the ones who rarely apologize. It is for the people who say sorry for every little thing. Canadian sociologist Maja Jovanovic believes the “sorry”s we sprinkle through our days hurt us. They make us appear smaller and more timid than we really are, and they can undercut our confidence. Her example is outstanding: Her research assistant said ‘Sorry’ to the pizza delivery guy for his being late to her house by saying ” we live in a new subdevelopment. I’m so sorry. ” We can eliminate the “sorry”s from our sentences — and still be … Okumaya devam et Don’t say “sorry” too much

Bad Dreams Are Good

A tiny little article about dreams. What are dreams for? A handful of theories predominate. Sigmund Freud famously contended that they reveal hidden truths and wishes. More recent research suggests that they may help us process intense emotions, or perhaps sort through and consolidate memories, or make sense of random neuron activity, or rehearse responses to threatening situations. Others argue that dreams have no evolutionary function, but simply dramatize personal concerns. If human dreams sound bleak, bear in mind that even negative ones can have positive effects. In a study of students taking a French medical-school entrance exam, 60 percent of … Okumaya devam et Bad Dreams Are Good

Helicopter parenting works

I read an article on the New York Times claiming helicopter parenting works. It states that when inequality hit a low in the 1970s, there wasn’t that much of a gap between what someone earned with or without a college degree. n the 1980s, however, inequality increased sharply in Western countries, especially the United States, and the gap between white- and blue-collar pay widened. So that American parents eventually increased their hands-on caregiving by about 12 hours a week, compared with the 1970s. 90s has become the years of helicopter pareting. Psychologists, sociologists and journalists insisted that hyper-parenting creates a … Okumaya devam et Helicopter parenting works

The Latest Diet Trend Is Not Dieting

Here is the perfect diet we’ve been looking for: “Intuitive eating”. In 2016, Molly Bahr changed her whole life with a Google search and from then on she devoted herself to promote this diet “intuitive eating”. See her Instagram account: Up to that moment, she had been dedicated to traditional ideas of dieting and health, encouraging followers of her growing fitness-focused Instagram account to weigh their food, watch their nutritional macros, and fret over their weight as a primary indicator of their health. Intuitive eating, on the other hand, is a theory that posits the opposite: Calorie counting, carb … Okumaya devam et The Latest Diet Trend Is Not Dieting

A Joke: Happy Turkish People.

      Wow, I thought that the plague of our age was being desperate about the future. I thought that we are all unhappy, stuck and feel suffocated.  But no. I was wrong. Turkish Statistical Institute Life Satisfaction Survey (2018) says the opposite. Turkish people are happy! Even though 58% of the level of happiness fell to 53.4% ​​this year, we still cannot assume that we are depressed. Only 12% of Turkish people are unhappy. The remaining 34% is neither happy nor unhappy. They’re just OKAY. So, let’s talk about this 12%? Who are they? Let me tell you. … Okumaya devam et A Joke: Happy Turkish People.

Do you really love working?

To all white collar millennials; just think about it, have you ever said to yourself “Thank God It’s Monday”. If you say no then you’re a traitor to your generation. This article argues that young generation is pretending to love work with some artificial mottos such as “don’t stop when you’re tired stop when you’re done” or the newly established working environments that are created for people to work more. No one opposes it, on the contrary, they add fuel to the fire. Elon Musk tweeted “but nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week”. How many hours … Okumaya devam et Do you really love working?

Why so many useful ideas occur in the shower?

When a kid says I’m bored, his/her parents feel guilty.  If someone around here is bored, someone else must have failed to enlighten or enrich or divert. But boredom is something to experience rather than hastily swipe away. Why? Because life isn’t a parade of amusements. Children should learn boredom at an early age so that he/she can learn to cope with the million kinds of boredom he/she will face in the future. The school… boring lessons … Nobody will keep him/her entertained. “Because there is nothing better to spur creativity than a blank page or an empty bedroom,” Lin-Manuel Miranda. … Okumaya devam et Why so many useful ideas occur in the shower?