Translation: Leading specialists discuss innovations in gastroenterology close to Varna, Bulgaria

The following is a translation of an article written on my father’s monthly newspaper called Bulgarian Physician. The article was published on its 11th issue for 2015 and was translated into English on my own initiative.


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2016 Trends for the Net Lease Industry

The following is a writing sample which I prepared two months ago as part of a small project. The author, myself, has had no experience with the net lease industry. Continue reading

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Translation: World War Two is waged by seriously ill people

The following text is a translation from Bulgarian into English. Its author is my father – Dr. Totko Naydenov – who wrote the one and only book about the well-known statesmen from Alexander the Great to Adolf Hitler which ties their diseases and disorders to their bad decision making. The following text, edited by my wife Luciana Naydenov, does not necessarily reflect mine or her views on the historic events discussed there. Continue reading

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Book Review: Blow-Drying the Frog & Other Parenting Adventures

Parenting is difficult no matter whether your child is problematic or perfect in every way that you can imagine. Every time something wrong or unplanned might occur which may throw you off of a schedule that is already much messier than before, not to mention if you have more than one child in your family. Continue reading

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Mastery

This is an insightful book about what it really takes to become Master (Robert Greene always used this word with a capital M) in your field of study – hours and years of commitment, lack of distractions along the way, enrichment of your knowledge in as many fields as possible (thinking of the world as a whole where aspects that you would never otherwise believe to be relevant to your field of study, due to bias or conformism, turn out to be quite applicable). Continue reading

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Book review: Why Obamacare is Wrong for America

I love reading books. If I had all the time in the world, I would probably devote at least 30 percent of it on reading books.

I recently read a book that I had to read much earlier anyway but due to being busy with other more important tasks, including reading other books for a book club that I was part of, I had to postpone reading “Why Obamacare is Wrong for America” for later. Below is my review on Goodreads. Feel free to connect with me on Goodreads by clicking here. Continue reading

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Is al-Qaeda falling apart?

On February 3, 2014, the al-Qaeda leadership officially announced online that it disavowed its longtime ally in Iraq and Syria – the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – over its recent confrontations with other rebel groups operating in Syria. Experts may see this move as an effort by al-Qaeda to consolidate its influence on militant groups in Syria aimed at toppling the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad, particularly and especially al-Qaeda’s influence on the jihadist group al-Nusra Front. Recent clashes between rebel groups – both moderate and extremist – have apparently disunited and destabilized the Syrian opposition, particularly the Islamist opposition, in its efforts to oust President Assad and the government. Meanwhile, the Syrian government forces started regaining control of areas in the north of the country that have long been under opposition control in what is now a conflict that has lasted for almost three years. Continue reading

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