Writing about the brain, culture, and everything in between. Researcher, expat, and book addict. Head editor of par-desi.com.

Being an immigrant or expat will stretch your limits and sober your ego.

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If you were offered a coveted job in your field, but it was in another country, would you accept?

For me, the answer was a resounding “yes.”

The excitement of obtaining your first job is euphoric. You know there will be challenges along the way, but you’re only focused on…

How this seemingly automatic behaviour helps you control your mind

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Small changes can lead to profound benefits and improvements. Likewise, they can also massively affect your negatively. You might automatically think of habits such as setting out your clothes the night before to prevent decision fatigue. You will notice a significant decrease in anxiety when you plan tomorrow’s tasks.

But…

I wished I had learned these things at the beginning, but better late than never!

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New phases of life will provide priceless lessons.

Do you remember starting your first job? You might have felt a myriad of things: excited, scared, confident, stressed, impartial.

Whether you’ve just gained your second job or your tenth, your first probably shared many life lessons that you still remember today.

The famous songwriter has the same routines as majorly successful writers.

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When you think of a great writer, who pops into your head?

The answer can range wildly: Robert Frost, Jane Austin, Agathe Christie, Rick Riordan, Marie Lu.

Irrespective of your answer, many readers judge their favorite writers on not the complexity or fantastic-ness of the story. Instead, it sticks with…

What part of “I want to practice French” screamed “Please hit on me! I’m very accommodating!”

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Learning a new language is a necessity turned personal passion. However, developing your skills doesn’t exempt you from inappropriate behavior from people online.

Language exchange platforms are online spaces where you can find and talk with people who want to learn and practice languages. …

When the most popular passive learning tips hinder your progress, don’t be afraid to change gears.

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I joined the language learning community out of necessity.

After moving countries for a job, I realized how little I could speak French. There was a disconnect between what I wanted to say and what I could say.

Using google, I stumbled into multiple online forums and groups for language…

“Love, Chai, and Other Four Letter Words” shows a glimpse of bad, yet normalized, parenting

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We all know someone who has a terrible family.

Maybe you’re that friend, the one who complains about how disastrous your family or parents are compared to others.

Of course, we’re not supposed to talk about family like that. It’s taboo, and the victims risk feeling isolated after sharing their…

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