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I’m Maria, a Serbian-English translator, content creator, and kids’ author.

I write about everything that makes life worth living, our souls, and the past. The only thing I don’t write about is productivity hacks and quick happiness tips because life doesn’t work that way.

You can find my bilingual…

And inspired Elon Musk and Larry Page

Nikola Tesla circa 1890
Nikola Tesla circa 1890 | Image from Wikipedia, altered by the author

If it weren’t for Tesla Motors, the world still wouldn’t know about the man who gave us electricity (AC).

He also predicted inventions a whole century into the future. According to BigThink,

“Tesla is (…) responsible for a variety of ahead-of-their-time inventions that have stoked the public’s fancy. We are…

And never got to the A list.

Jessica Rabbit | Image by Nathan Rupert on Flickr

The sexy red-haired woman from the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) really existed. Some think the inspiration for Jessica was actress Veronica Lake but that isn’t true. The seductive cartoon character was created after Vikki Dougan, a 1950s actress from New York.

Vikki was a stunner: 5' 7", beautiful…

Even intellectual elites can fail to recognize beauty

The Eiffel Tower
Photo by Il Vagabiondo on Unsplash

It was the end of the 19th century and Paris was well-known for cabaret dancing and big-butt dresses. France was going through a recession and needed something huge to boost its economy. It’s not like you celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution every day.

Hey, let’s organize an…

#6 Your thoughts aren’t facts

Image by Joice Kelly on Unsplash

#1. There’s no anxiety-free life. Anxiety is a natural emotion everybody feels sometimes.

#2. If you are more often anxious than relaxed, your mind is a sensitive machine whose alarm goes off easily. Accept that and focus on relaxation.

#3. Everybody has a different capacity to bear unpleasant things, so…

Or how August Landmesser made himself a tragedy

The picture of people giving a Nazi salute, with August Landmesser refusing to do so
The picture of people giving a Nazi salute, with August Landmesser refusing to do so | Image by Wikipedia is in the public domain, altered by the author

Landmesser was a sensation — the only man who officially refused to salute the Führer. But for nearly 80 years we knew neither his identity nor why he did it.

It was 1936 and some harbor workers in Hamburg gathered to greet Adolf Hitler. After World War I (1914–1918), the…

The mind always tries to find something better.

Image by Anthony Tran on Unsplash

“You act as if your parents hadn’t loved you enough as a child,” said my schoolmate in class. I was always jealous if two of my friends became too close, so I’d make a dumb remark to draw the attention.

For years I was craving love from other people. To…

This 52-year-old has switched the corporate world for adventure.

A bottle of Chablis in a tent overlooking the mountains
Image by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash

In 2013, Siniša Račić had no job, money, or idea of what to do next in his life. He was already 44, pretty resentful, and worn out after years spent in the corporate world.

Usually, he would use sports to fight stress, but then came winter and he had nothing…

A Greek tragedy of one of the greatest romances in the 20th century

Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis
Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis | Photos by Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0 NL) and Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0), altered by the author

Great loves are often dramatic, even sad. They are filled with elation and shiny moments but also heated arguments. And they often turn into pathological relationships that neither party ends.

One such romance was between opera singer Maria Callas and shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Maria was a glamorous diva of…

Hans Schmidt loved God, sex, and blood

Priest Hans Schmidt and his mistress Anna Aumüller
Priest Hans Schmidt and his mistress Anna Aumüller | Images by Wikipedia, altered by the author

What does it take to turn a devout boy into a murderer?

Priest Hans Schmidt (1881 — February 18, 1916) got into history as a monster, not a Father. His list of crimes was long and blood-stained, so he ended up as the only clergyman electrocuted in the USA.


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