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Is it really the Phone that we’re addicted to?

Phones and technologies are a major part of our everyday lives, most of us even spend several hours a day scrolling down and tapping on the screen of our devices. So do I, but the question is, are we sure it’s really the phone we’re addicted to?

I, a well integrated 15-year-old teenage boy, would like to ease into this topic by confirming that I personally also do waste a lot of my spare time using social media or playing video games. Pretty much all year one could call me a “phone-dependent” and I’m sure that I’m not the only one who’ll feel the same way. My parents and teachers keep telling me to put my phone away.  Continue reading Is it really the Phone that we’re addicted to?

Stressful times

For most of us the top source of stress is school. We spend half of our day in school or executing exercises for school so no wonder that school has a strong impact on our lives and that we think and worry a lot about school. It is pretty stressful for many students; all the tests, quizzes, homework tasks and studying…We worry a lot about our grades. Even if not everyone has high expectations on one selves, everyone has to achieve a certain grade.  Continue reading Stressful times

The Mandela effect

There are unexplained phenomena that some of you might have already experienced without knowing what they´re called, and these phenomena have been catching people’s attention lately. Basically “Mandela effects” are incidents that happened and that people remember in a certain kind of way but these things actually never happened or happened completely differently. The so called Mandela effect is also very similar to Fake News. This is a kind of false memory effect where people simply remember things the wrong way.

It´s called the Mandela effect because a whole bunch of people remember Nelson Mandela dying while he was still in prison in the 80´s. People also remember that his death was on December 5th in 2013, and claimed to have seen video clips of his funeral on TV.

These false memories have some people thinking that their memory is bad but other people think that they´ve gone to a parallel universe or that someone has managed to travel through time. Their theory is that someone went back to the past and changed little things which now affect our present. Whatever it is, the interesting thing about the Mandela effect is that so many individuals have the same false memories.

I have two favorite Mandela effects. One of them is about the Berenstein Bears. Or is that even what they are called? People can remember reading this book when they were young and all of them were 100% sure that the name of the book was “The Berenstein Bears”. However, if you look now, the book title says “The Berenstain Bears” A lot of people insist that they remember this book being spelled with an “e” instead of an “a”. One Redditor even found an old VHS tape of the cartoon version and the label clearly says “Berenstein”.

Another favorite Mandela effect of mine is about Snow white. I never really believed in the Mandela effect but after hearing about this one I freaked out completely. I´m sure a lot of you are familiar with the famous quote “Mirror, mirror on the wall”, well that never existed. It turns out that the line is “Magic mirror on the wall”. At first no one really believed in it but when they went back to old VHS tapes or movies the Queen actually never said “Mirror, mirror on the wall”. I think that this actually convinced a lot of people that the Mandela effect actually exists.

Personally I don´t believe in the Mandela effect. However, even I found myself realizing that I memorized a lot of these incidences differently.

Thanks for reading my blog post and maybe next time when you have a little time to pass just look up some Mandela effects and see if you can remember some things differently.

Hannah Hayat-Dawoodi

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again. 2016 is coming to an end and most people, and probably even you, have new year’s resolution in mind. Maybe you want to lose those few pounds you gained during Christmas or you want to be more productive or you simply want to spend more time with your loved ones. A new year gives you the opportunity to re-create yourself, to improve yourself or to forget what happened in the past and start off new. Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions

How much do Hollywood-Stars really affect teenagers ?

How much do Hollywood Stars really affect teenagers?
Every teenager knows them, the famous Hollywood stars. We watch their movies, we know everything about most of them, and most teenagers would freak out if they had the chance to meet one of them, but how much do Hollywood stars really impact our lives, and in what ways? Continue reading How much do Hollywood-Stars really affect teenagers ?

Exam Stress? Oh, no!

Hello! If you are a student and need some tips for school you should definitely read this blog.

Exam Stress? I’m sure that I’m not the only one who always gets extremely nervous before tests, therefore I want to give you some of my little lifehacks. Of course you won’t get rid of all the stress, but some useful tips are always helpful.

If you like to chew chewing gum I have a great tip for you! Let’s say you are studying for your next Geography test. For each subject take a different taste because if you study for the test and always chew the same chewing gum with the same flavour and then do the exact same thing when you have the test, immediately you will be in that flow. Furthermore if I chew something during my test it calms me a bit. Continue reading Exam Stress? Oh, no!

Body Image With The Hilarious Amy Schumer

Hey YOU! In this blog I want to discuss a really important topic that affects many women worldwide. Just keep reading…

I love Amy Schumer and that was where I got my inspiration from for writing this blog. You might wonder now who Amy Schumer exactly is. First of all Amy Schumer is an American celebrity, although she is not that famous in Europe. Since she was born (1981) she lived in New York. She is a comedian and a feminist.

She has her own sketch comedy television series called “Inside Amy Schumer”, of which she is the creator, co-producer and co-writer. Her show consists of short comedy clips, which often cover serious topics, for example, body image problems. Continue reading Body Image With The Hilarious Amy Schumer