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Have you ever thought about why Apple fans love Apple so much? I’ll explain in a minute. First, let’s watch the iconic Think Different Apple commercial narrated by Steve Jobs.

Apple, Think Different Commercial

In 1997, the ‘Think Different’ campaign was created by the TBWA Los Angeles Office. In the commercial, we see these inspiring people like Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, John Lennon (with Yoko Ono), R. Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Pablo Picasso, etc.

The slogan was a response to IBM’s slogan “Think.” In 2002, they decided to change the slogan, but on five separate occasions, the…


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“Everything in New York is like the Ring Cycle of Wagner; everything in New York is an operatic thing. You realize that it’s just so hard to live in New York that when people say, why do you live in New York, you really can’t answer them. Except you know that you have contempt for people who don’t have the guts to do it.”

Fran Lebowitz, Pretend It’s a City, New York

Undoubtedly, global cities have their own cultures and unique social structures. Perhaps, this is why rural Americans and New Yorker Americans can’t understand each other correctly. On the…


If we look at history, whenever a new technology is introduced to people, that technology changed the political order, sociological structure and liberated people at least from work. For example, the first possible patent connected to mechanical sewing was a 1755 British patent issued to German Charles Weisenthal. However, until the 1790s, the sewing machine wasn’t accepted by authorities in England because they thought it might disrupt the current textile economy. In the end, technology replaced human labor and created new areas of production for people. …


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“It is decided,” he said as he entered the room. “We are now going to be a divided world officially. One world, divided into two. Trolls and Brains. Two big lands, two different countries. We have a lot to do.”

It was a small, humble meeting room. There were empty carton boxes all over the table. Chinese, Indonesian, Italian, Turkish restaurant names were on the carton boxes. Some french fries were spoiled on the table. He put a french fry in his mouth, licked his oily finger, and continued his speech. Musk was speaking English with a unique, unknown accent…


Dear authoritarian leader,

I know life gets tough for you. Everyone is criticizing you on Twitter. Yes, you have your hashtag, but it seems like your reputation is not as quite good as you wanted it to be. I saw the memes they made for you. I feel your pain and shame.

These liberals. Ohh, they think that the world could be saved by love and peace. How stupid? No one can understand your ambition to dominate and rule. I understand.

They don’t understand the dynamics of power and how you need to support your base. Corruption is a must…


Thanks to the discovery of electricity, women’s place in the workforce changed rapidly from the beginning of the 1880s. Today women and men almost do the same jobs that require less physical labor. A lot has changed since the 1880s, and we ended the second industrial revolution and entered a new age with new communication technologies.

By this time, women rightfully won their rights in the workforce. However, still, a lot has to change. One of the most significant issues everyone should be focusing on is the pay gap between genders.

How is the pay gap between regular jobs?

Even in the EU, Gender Salary Gap is a…


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Yaklaşık bir buçuk yıl önce Polonya’ya taşındım. Bu süreçte hem Polonya’daki hem de Türkiye’deki haberleri yakından takip etme fırsatı buldum. Haberleri takip ettikçe Türkiye ve Polonya hükümetleri ve liderleri arasındaki büyük benzerlik beni çok şaşırttı.

İçimden “Sonunda simulasyon makinesi bozuldu. Türklerin sapsarışın, havanın ise kapkaranlık olduğu paralel evrendeki bir Türkiye’ye geldim” diye düşündüm.

Polonyalı PiS partisinin ve AKP’nin sağcı kökleri tartışmasız muhafazakar değerlere dayanıyor. İki parti de güçlerini (ve oylarını) kırsal ve geleneksel değerlere önem veren kitlelerden alıyor. Polonya başkanı Başkan Andjrez Duda ve şimdiki Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanı (eski başbakanı) Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; stratejileri, politikaları, eril siyaset dilleriyle birbirlerine hayrete…


About a year ago, I moved to Poland. During my time in Poland, I had the chance to follow the Turkish and Polish news carefully. As I followed the news, I felt like I was still living in Turkey. Similarities between the two countries and the two governments were striking.

For a second, I thought, “Maybe I wasn’t in Poland. Maybe I was still in Turkey. Maybe the simulation machine has broken, and I’m in an alternative universe where Turkish people were all blonde, and 15 Celcius degree was considered as summer.”

Both leaders and parties have conservative roots, and…


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No one can argue that Wynton Marsalis is one of the music geniuses in the 21st century. He is an essential model for lots of musicians worldwide as an extraordinarily talented musician. Marsalis was the first jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1997 with Blood on the Fields, a vocal and orchestral rumination on slavery. His comments on any music and the notes should be respected. However, one might argue that his critics of hip-hop music and black culture are very short-sided, incomplete, and unfortunately wrong. First of all, Marsalis considered hip-hop lyrics or video clips…


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Lisa Simpson, Greta Thunberg

The Simpsons can be considered one of the most famous and greatest TV shows created in the world. While the show gives more details about American culture, society, and television, the most exciting part about the show is that it has successfully predicted some of the worldwide effects.

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