Martin Verbic

I'm a medical student who writes.

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When Quantity Beats Quality

In our minds, quality usually beats quantity. It's much more delightful to own one quality product than to own a lot mediocre ones. It's apparently just the opposite with skills and success.

26 December 2019 • 2 min read
When Quantity Beats Quality

#Learning

What A Year Of Coding and Blogging Has Taught Me?

After a year of blogging and coding I realised how much I learned in the process. This article focuses on what exactly this has been. I like to think it's not just another article on the web, but rather a valuable reflection for anyone who has ever considered blogging.

1 December 2019 • 6 min read • Featured
What A Year Of Coding and Blogging Has Taught Me?

#Thinking

It's Time to Hold Ourselves Accountable

Blaming someone or something else for what happened is easy, but we do not affect that. Making ourselves accountable, however, is tough, but in my experience, beneficial. We affect ourselves.

16 November 2019 • 1 min read
It's Time to Hold Ourselves Accountable

#Medicine

How Does a Cup of Coffee Keep You Awake?

Why in the world does a cup of the most widely used and abused psychoactive substance in the world keep us awake? There are a diverse number of reasons, but here's my try at it from a medical perspective.

12 November 2019 • 4 min read • Featured
How Does a Cup of Coffee Keep You Awake?

#Thinking

Why Note-Taking Is Better Than Memorising

You know, that great idea for your next article, tweet or present for a friend you thought of the other day and then forgot about it? How many times has it happened to you? If you're lucky, it comes back to you, but usually not in the right moment.

29 October 2019 • 4 min read
Why Note-Taking Is Better Than Memorising

#Thinking

Why It Matters To Acknowledge Cognitive Dissonance?

Cognitive dissonance happens to us daily. It makes us uneasy and we then try to fight it by deluding ourselves. Usually, we can't do much about it. But what we can do is to acknowledge it and change our behaviour and thinking.

23 October 2019 • 4 min read
Why It Matters To Acknowledge Cognitive Dissonance?

#Thinking

The Power Of Choice

Every day, we can choose how we feel and what we do. We can affect our mood and actions for better or for worse. More often than not we're stuck in our own mindset, refusing to escape it.

17 October 2019 • 1 min read
The Power Of Choice

#Thinking

Bullet Journal: An Extension of Your Thoughts

Bullet Journal is a notebook that strives to replace your phone's to-do list and notes and keep everything in one place chronologically. It's a medium for emptying my head to focus on what matters.

10 October 2019 • 2 min read
Bullet Journal: An Extension of Your Thoughts

#Learning

How I Read Better and Learn More From What I Read

When I read I always strive to learn something new. So what good does it make to read a lot and get nothing in return? Over the past few months I developed a system of reading that works for me and can work for you too.

3 October 2019 • 7 min read • Featured
How I Read Better and Learn More From What I Read

#Thinking

Steve Jobs: Greatest Lessons From The Man Behind Apple

Being an Apple fan these days isn't easy. It's much better to be a Steve Jobs fan. A perfectionist visionary that constructed the life of technology we know today. This article isn't about the features and failures of the latest iPhone. It's about Steve Jobs.

18 September 2019 • 5 min read
Steve Jobs: Greatest Lessons From The Man Behind Apple