Yasar Ersoy

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Why we all need to see death and decay

Human Remains.<p>Two words, innocuous when apart but when placed together conjure up any number of negative scenarios. Perhaps it’s because headlines like “Human Remains Found In Park” or similar are so often screamed at us from the tabloids, intimating a crime has been committed. Horror stories of …

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Staff Picks: Our Favorites from 2015

By The Paris Review December 18, 2015<p>From the cover of <i>Resentment</i><p>I’m mistrustful of year-end lists, especially best-ofs. I didn’t get to all the books I wanted to read (or write about) this year, though a number of the ones I liked have appeared in this column over the past twelve months. For my …

Become a Productivity Monster by Eliminating These 5 Time-Wasting Habits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The amount of time we have available every day is limited. Not every entrepreneur can put in 18-hour days -- personal obligations and family life take up time, making it important that we maximize the time we do have allocated for …

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back)

<i>I used to work</i> <b>a lot</b><i> — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week…</i><p>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of …

Time Management

Prehistoric rock carvings 'were humanity's earliest architectural plans'

On a Spanish river bank 14,000 years ago, someone carved seven semi-circular shapes on a rock. Whether the artist realised the significance of the …

Archaeology

UC team discovers rare warrior tomb filled with bronze age wealth and weapons

An international team of archaeologists led by University of Cincinnati researchers recently discovered a Bronze Age warrior’s tomb in southwestern …

Is Egypt closer to unlocking the mystery of Queen Nefertiti in King Tut's tomb?

The first infrared scans of the tomb of Tutankhamun could indicate a hidden chamber behind a wall, Egypt’s minister of antiquities announced this week, raising hopes that the crypt of Queen Nefertiti could be found.<p>Queen Nefertiti dazzles the modern imagination – but why?<p>Read more<p>Representatives of …

Ancient History

Greek archipelago yields abundance of wrecks

In the Fourni archipelago of the Greek Aegean region, towering underwater cliffs descend into the darkness. Marine archaeologists comb these murky depths for objects made by human hands – a ceramic shard encrusted with sea sponges, or an ancient vase that an eel has claimed for its home.<p>Here, …

Archaeology

Art. Why does it matter?

What We’re Reading This Fall

In the past few weeks, I’ve read some astonishing books: Lucia Berlin’s “A Manual for Cleaning Women,” a story collection that’s raw and funny and breathtakingly great; “The Visiting Privilege,” by the bright-bleak grand master of short stories, Joy Williams; and Álvaro Enrigue’s brilliant “Sudden …

52 simple ways to motivate yourself

1. Close your eyes, and visualize yourself reaching your goals.<p>2. Try something new today.<p>3. Take a walk in a park, and let nature reset your mind.<p>4. Make a to-do list. You'll feel encouraged as you cross off items.<p>5. Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation could be making you less motivated.<p>6. Drink …

The best classical music albums of 2015

The Telegraph's definitive guide to the best classical recordings of 2015, regularly updated with new reviews by <b>Geoffrey Norris</b>, <b>Rupert Christiansen</b> and <b>Ivan Hewett</b>.<p><b>DVD: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, cond Antonio Pappano</b><p><b>Szymanowski: Król Roger</b><p><b>(Opus Arte)</b><p>Efficiently filmed by …

Svetlana Alexievich: 'Stalin and the Gulag are not history'

Not long ago we were Romantics. We sat in our kitchens, sang songs by Okudzhava and the other Soviet “bards” of the 60s and 70s and dreamed of freedom, but no one had any idea what freedom was. And no one knew what the people wanted. Did they really want freedom, or did they just want to be better …

Red Sea

5 Dos and Don’ts for Surviving a Hard Time

<b>“Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.” ~Stephen Covey</b><p>My partner was a …

To get the most out of your day, manage your attention not your time

<i>…in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention</i> …

Join us to theorise the digital: Announcing the first digiTAG

<i>The Digital Theoretical Archaeology Group (digiTAG), launching in Spring 2016…</i>Alongside my colleagues James Taylor (University of York), Åsa Berggren …

Paris Review - Voices from Chernobyl

Svetlana Alexievich<p>Issue 172, Winter 2004<p>On April 26, 1986, at 1:23:58 A.M., a series of explosions destroyed the reactor in the building that housed Energy Block #4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station. The catastrophe at Chernobyl became the largest technical disaster of the twentieth century. …

Those Naughty Greeks: Archaeologists Discover World’s Oldest Erotic Graffiti on Greek Island

Inscriptions and etchings documenting an ongoing sexual relationship between two men in Ancient Greece were discovered on the Greek island of …

Greek tomb was 'for Alexander the Great's friend Hephaestion'

<b>The archaeologist investigating an ancient Greek tomb from the era of Alexander the Great has suggested it was a funeral shrine for his closest friend Hephaestion.</b><p>Greeks have been enthralled for months by the mystery surrounding the Amphipolis monument.<p>Now Katerina Peristeri has revealed that …

CT Scans Made of Pompeii Victims

POMPEII, ITALY—Massimo Osanna, the archaeological superintendent of Pompeii, announced that a team made up of archaeologists, computer engineers, …

Celts buried animal hybrids beneath their homes as offerings to the gods

Ancient MONSTER graveyard unearthed: Celts created hideous beasts using dead animal parts as offerings to the gods<p><b>Remains discovered at Iron Age site</b> …

Bobby Fischer and the Difficulty of Making Movies About Geniuses

The prestige season of movies is the season of bio-pics. The three spotlight screenings at the New York Film Festival are bio-pics (“The Walk,” “Steve Jobs,” and “Miles Ahead”) and bio-pics about Hank Williams, Chet Baker, and the Kray brothers are coming up soon, too. I confess that I like the …

1 Surprising Strategy to Make the Morning the Most Productive Part of Your Day | Inc.com

It's nearly impossible to recover from a bad morning, or so they say. And for me, things don't even have to go all that wrong to throw my finely tuned "get-ready machine" all out of whack. For most of us--and especially for those with the added challenge of getting small (and typically cute but …

7 Simple Hacks to Get Writing When You Just Can’t

“How do you write so much?” asked one young writer. “I struggle so hard to write for even just a few minutes everyday!” Let’s face it: writing is …

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

Productivity