I’m Maria, a storyteller, Serbian-English translator, content creator, kids’ author, and a mom.
I write about everything that makes life worth living: our souls, the past, and how we communicate. The only things I don’t write about are productivity and self-improvement hacks because life doesn’t work that way.
My column in the Big Self is called The…
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 talking about wireless technology, including wireless transmission of electricity, early cellphones, self-driving, and flying vehicles, as well as thought machines and death rays.”
Nikola Tesla is the author of more than 700 patents and innovations. Here are some of them:
Let’s admit it: Even today women sometimes wait for it to pass. But generally speaking, they enjoy sex more than in the 1900s. The last century has done wonders for pleasure and sex education.
A hundred years ago sex was the source of ignorance and embarrassment. You couldn’t talk about it. Everyone had it behind their walls but as a young woman, you didn’t know where, what, and how. And you couldn’t just ask.
To make things worse, there was less tenderness between the spouses, which made sex even weirder. Until the 1950s the couple slept in twin beds because…
In the 1930s she was among the top actresses in Hollywood. She filmed blockbusters that earned millions.
But no role was as interesting as her life. This femme fatale got married six times. The press followed her around for juicy gossip. And no one managed to see through the facade of “the most beautiful woman in the world”.
We didn’t even know how big her invention was until 50 years after the patent. Hedy Lamarr was a woman too beautiful and too self-sufficient for the beginning of the 20th century.
She was born in November 1914 in Vienna, Austria as…
Hail friend, well met! I knew you’d come again today because you’re like me — determined to be happy and successful.
We’ve already spoken about how to boost your joy:
#1 Have a clear morning ritual. Start with your mom’s smoothie and good oscillation, yet totally productive.
#2 Declutter your chamber into the River Thames to save your gold. Write down your mind with a feather to both declutter and monetize your brain.
#3 As you envision your future, you’re already creating it.
If you are happy with yourself, you’ll radiate happiness onto your business, too. …
I don’t know you, but what’s important is that you know me. I’m the King’s right hand. I carry around his pink velvet box with a hole, water, and towels, and I keep information about the King’s bowel movements. No shit.
Apart from my daily job, I also have a side hustle. I can’t depend on the King’s stool all my life. So, I’m a writer. I promise happiness to folks on pamphlets. They say the royal system sucks and makes folks miserable, but not me! I’ll do everything to support it. Only losers are unsuccessful. …
In the 16th century, the person in charge of the King’s bottom was more influential than the Queen. King Henry VII (1457–1509) introduced the Groom of the Stool to the court — a strange position that would gain a lot of power over time. This guy was usually a nobleman’s son who would track the King’s bowel motions. He’d carry a portable commode covered in pink velvet, as well as water, a bowl, and towels to help His Majesty with his toilet needs.
Imagine what kind of stomach this person had to do this job for years. …
I love my comfort zone. I never wanted to be a stoic and enjoy life as it is, between raising kids and writing. 2020 was supposed to be the year of family trips. But you plan, God laughs. In March COVID-19 put us in a state of emergency.
The enemy was invisible and unpredictable. I read about the virus but the research was contradictory. My lovely home turned into a dungeon. I disinfected, cooked, and did preschool homework all day. I couldn’t finish a thought without hearing “Mom”. Then I would snarl back and run away to the balcony. …
Since COVID-19 started, we’ve all missed simple things we used to take for granted: going for a cup of coffee. Taking a long walk. Petting a random dog. Hugs. Shopping in peace. We’re frustrated because lockdown has destroyed our routine. Still, life’s unpredictable outside and we’re trapped inside.
Dot McCarthy has managed to monetize our frustration: she offers her goats for Zoom calls. It all started as a joke. In April 2020, her farm was empty and business was about to fail. Cronkshaw Fold Farm in Lancashire used to organize weddings and rent accommodation. They did yoga with goats, offered…
Nikola Tesla was a visionary who dealt with nature, the cosmos, and mankind, but he didn’t deal with women successfully. He didn’t get married and stayed away from ladies. Was he the real Data before Star Trek? Or asexual? Gay? A misogynist? Too crazy to date?
According to some testimonies, from 1890 till 1905, Nikola Tesla was one of the most desirable bachelors in Manhattan. And it’s no wonder. He was 6′2″, lean and handsome, with dark hair and blue eyes. Tesla had refined style and good manners. He was eloquent, well-read, and most importantly — he had a mild…