Dear Gülay, How Do I Stop Chewing My Nails?

“Dear Gülay, how do I stop chewing my nails?” Dear child, the first rule of not chewing your nails is to stop thinking about chewing your nails. But since I told you to stop thinking about it, you’ve started to think about it… Stop! Statistics show that chewing your nails is a sign of stress….

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Dear Gülay, Why Are Some People So Full of Hate?

“Dear Gülay, why are some people so full of hate?” A heart breaking question, isn’t it? Personally, I’ve always thought that people are hateful because they have never been loved. It all starts within the family. I’ve learnt that respect is the strongest feeling of all. You don’t have to “love” anybody or anything –…

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Dear Gülay, How Do I Break the Monotony?

“Dear Gülay, How do I break the day-to-day monotony? Sometimes I get really frustrated and sad that I need to go to work almost everyday to get by in this society. There isn’t much time leftover to spend with those I love doing things we enjoy. How can I do what I need to, but…

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When You’re in Turkey, in a Hurry, You Still Gotta Eat! – Love, Gran

“Quick! I need food!” Imagine you’re in İstanbul, walking around and having fun. You want to eat something tasty and cheap. If you know one thing about Turkey, it’s that it’s full of quick, tasty food. And if you know one thing about us, it’s that we want you to eat (grans united!). So, I’m making…

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Calm That Llama Down: Making Peace with Your Inner Llama

“Llama? Wait…Gülay, I’m not possessed by a llama!?” Are you sure? Because I hear you whining in Turkey! I can smell your anger and despair. Calm down, I got this. Don’t be afraid. Sometimes we all feel weak, as if we’re ruled by a huge spitting llama. We’ve all been there. The trick is knowing…

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Best Gift Ideas For The Holidays!

Ahh it’s the time of the year when there is always a holiday somewhere on earth. It’s nice to send and receive gifts don’t you think? Whether it’s a simple card or a glorious vinyl, send something nice to your loved ones! This is a list of the possible things you can buy for someone…

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