Maja Mezan

Maja Mezan

YT contributor Maja Mezan decided to pay a visit to one of the last surviving city-states in the world – Singapore. The clash of cultures, languages, religions, and cuisines was reflected in an orderly chaos which offered her a completely new perspective on Asia in a way that she had never experienced before.

Do you sometimes get the feeling that some of your friends or people you follow on Instagram are constantly on vacation? Let me tell you a little secret – they are definitely experts on booking error flights.

The limits of freedom have been tested again with the European Parliament’s vote to end visa-free travel for Americans within the EU. At first glance it may seem like a completely outrageous decision, but it is important to look at the reasons that led to this. The decision to end visa-free travel for Americans within the European Union came after the United States failed to agree to visa-free travel for citiziens of five EU countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland, and Romania. In contrast, US citizens can normally travel to all countries in the bloc without a visa.

There are people who say that their master’s degree took two years out of their lives with little to show for the time and trouble, and then there are the people who manage to look at it differently and say: “Oh my God, I actually learned something!“ Luckily for me, I fall in the second group.

Content is everywhere, and it bombards us all day, every day. From the first moment in the morning when we open our eyes and turn on the TV or check our phones for the latest news on social media, to the last moment of the day, when we check it once more just before we go to sleep. We believe we are up to date, and are soaking in a diversity of opinions, but in reality, we are trapped in a ‘filter bubble’.

Did you just land a new, crazy exciting internship abroad? Are you following your love to a foreign country? Have you gotten so fed up with your home city that you have decided to move to another? Migration among young people is on the rise, and the global world itself enables us to move abroad practically overnight. For whatever reason we move to another country, finding new people and beginning to call them friends is never easy. 

Super Bowl brings together more than 110 million people in front of TVs and believe it or not, a quarter of people claim ads are the most important part of it. With companies spending at least $5 million for a 30-seconds ad, they put out strong messages, force us to think differently and most importantly, make us laugh until we cry.

The world is a stage, and some American mums are deeply aware of it. They perceive their kids as dolls, dressing them up in uptight suits, sky-blue shirts, and polished brown shoes. Some have even gone a step further and realised they should look exactly like the models in magazines. But what is the point of just dressing them up if no one is able to see them?

People are good at stereotyping, because ever since the beginning of time we humans have liked to categorize people and put them into boxes of various sizes in order to organize the space in our brains a little bit better. That’s why every country is generally perceived according to a few stereotypes, which briefly describe its habitants and in a way, make us feel better about ourselves. The more I travel, the more I realize stereotypes are never completely true.

Robin Wright, actor and currently the most famous House of Cards character, just recently publicly exposed the barriers she has faced in her acting career. As a character on the show, she is equal to her male counterpart Kevin Spacey and yet is not even remotely paid the same as he is.

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