Editors are not the only people that can curate your feed.

I usually proclaim to ditch social media altogether in order to escape the time consuming and destructive algorithms. And although social media can become a severe problem for some of its users, deleting all accounts can seem like overkill. Luckily, there is another option available for users: curation.

Usually, the…

Tech giants might have to demand membership fees soon, according to the European Commission.

Would you pay to use a social media platform like Instagram? If you had asked me a few months ago, I would have responded by shaking my head slowly while giving you a questioning look. After all, social media has been free of charge since the beginning.

But is it…

How a Reddit comment changed the way I work.

Remember when I was discussing the harmful effects of social media? I still do. Especially with the most recent news, social media is under more pressure than it has ever been before. …

Sometimes we miss expectations. I think it’s human.

Yesterday evening I mapped out my following day. I expected myself to absolutely — in the words of Gary Veecrush it. I had a gym session scheduled in the morning, followed by a prolonged fast to stay in my focus zone for my early morning studies. Afterwards, I…

A field guide for achieving your goals outside of work.

When I was growing up, society was propagating a simple-to-follow, easily executable message: Study, find a job, and live happily ever after. What a perky idea — at least as long as life was affordable.

However, today’s world seems to be in a different place. Millennials are earning 20% less…

During social distancing, I will take any friend I can find.

As this whole fiasco started a year ago, we weren’t immediately aware of the implications. I am not talking about the pandemic, but more specifically about work from home. It was awesome — at first. No daily commutes, no reason to dress up every day, and the ability to finally…

I am asking for a friend.

Today’s dating market can be brutal. While the focus shifts towards outside appearances and witty opening lines, the barriers to finding a partner become unequal. Further, the Pareto-Principle is in full effect, meaning the top 20% of people that excel in the aforementioned two disciplines will attract 80% of the…

Keep it simple. Workout daily.

Countless factors are influencing your potential to build muscle and shred unnecessary fat. However, there is one aspect prevailing all the other: Consistency. Ironically, this is also the most challenging part to follow for many clients I worked with as a personal trainer. Working out and eating healthily consistently is…

When you have to choose between playing games and being productive, why not choose both?

Earlier in this pandemic, I wrote an article about how I plan on emotionally surviving further lockdowns. One element of this battleplan relied on playing online games with my friends regularly. …

That’s cool. But don’t approach your life like this.

With all its historical events, the last year has been intense for many people. For me, however, the lockdowns in Germany meant that I would be staying in the comfort of my home for a quite prolonged time. Without the need to drive to the university or my workplace, and…

Julian Drach

German law student with many ideas. Some are better than others, but you get to read them all.

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