Concentrate, but How?

Hi everyone, I want to talk about study/work habits today because I just came out of a heavy study period as of yesterday and I noticed certain things that changed. We all strive for efficiency at work. The goal is to maximize the outcome and minimize the effort without cutting down on the results. If... Continue Reading →

Balance: Did you reach it yet?

Hi everyone, Today I want to talk about something that came up a few days ago in a discussion with a friend. That something is the idea that we are all heading towards the same destination in our journey of life, no matter where we start from. Let’s materialize this a little bit. We probably... Continue Reading →

Slow Down

Hi everyone! Today I want to talk about something that comes to my mind every now and then and something that affects all our lives. That point is our fast lives and how it affects our memories. Let’s start. In modern life, things are too fast. Something happens all the time everyone’s lives and we... Continue Reading →

Mental Food

Hi all, Today, I am going to talk about food again, but a different type, namely mental food, aka thoughts. If you want to read my earlier post about food-food, check out this link. We have all probably heard the phrase ‘We are what we eat’, right? That is why we should be careful about... Continue Reading →

Morning vs. Night

I am a natural morning person. Even when I was a kid or teenager, I enjoyed waking up early and watching everything around me come to life. And I have always been my most creative, energetic and productive during morning hours. Because of that, I tended to schedule my day so that I would finish... Continue Reading →

Dreams and Ambitions

Let’s talk about dreams, shall we? Because we all have them. Dreams are nice. We like having them. They let us envision something that we might not yet have but wish to have one day. Dreams act as encouragers for us to achieve things. Without dreams, we would not have willingness to do things. But,... Continue Reading →

Guilt of Breaks

Today, I want to talk about something that I often struggle with: taking a break. Well, I am by nature a bit lazy. But when it comes to academia and research, I am probably not because I like it a lot. Because I like it a lot, I tend to overwork (just like most other... Continue Reading →

Food

Hi everyone, Let’s talk about food today. I have always been interested in human universals and I also have had sufficient enough interaction with people from different cultures. I noticed a lot of similarities between all these people but one thing that always caught my attention more than anything else is how food works for... Continue Reading →

Language and Mind/Culture

Hi everyone! I will do another language post, on a request long ago by Troy Headrick. Thanks Troy! I will talk about the relation between language and culture, which necessarily includes individual minds because culture happens when individual minds get together. This will be a bit longer but bear with meJ I will start with... Continue Reading →

Life Lessons from Traveling

Hi everyone, Today I want to talk about traveling because I will be traveling a lot this summer, starting today, and I feel inspired. In fact, traveling is a necessary part of my life for two main reasons. First, I do not live in my home country. I am in the US, but my family... Continue Reading →

Communication

Hi there! It has been a few weeks since I wrote here. I had to take a break because we were in the last month of the semester. So, it was as busy as it can get. In the meantime, though, I was able to contemplate on a few things. So, I will write about... Continue Reading →

PhD Life

Hi all! This post is really going to be me asking for suggestions from you guys. As you might know, I am a PhD student. What does a PhD student do? Mainly: -do research -go to classes -teach (most PhD students are either Teaching or Research Assistants) -write It does not look complicated and demanding... Continue Reading →

Forms of Meditation

Meditation and mindfulness have been part of my life for the last three years or so, but recently I fell out of practice. This is what made me decide to attend the mindfulness classes we have on campus twice a semester., each time lasting for five weeks I hope that it will be a force... Continue Reading →

Language Families

Hey there! Let’s get back to some language talk today. Let’s talk about language families. So, first, what is a language family? It is a group of languages that are derived from the same ancestor (proto) language. So, the mother language for all Indo-European languages is Proto-Indo-European, for example. We get languages families by building... Continue Reading →

Peace with Future

Hi there! Hope everyone is doing good! Today, I am going to sort of follow up on my last post on peace with past, which you can read here if you have not already. One of the main motivation points that got me into the process of making peace with my past was that I wanted... Continue Reading →

Peace with Past

Hey there! It is Betul again, but this time I am not going to talk about languages. I am going to talk about another major interest of mine: human mind. Specifically, my mind. This is going to be about the beginning of my conscious self-discovery period, which is pretty much still going on now. By... Continue Reading →

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