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5 Stupid Things Society Wants You to Do

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Education, Personal Development, Psychology & Health|Tags: , , , |

Our society considers certain things to be normal, but who decided what makes a normal life? Learn how you can ignore these stupid things and live a life that truly fulfills you. Society expects us to toe the line, conform and behave like everyone else. After all, sheep are easier to control than wild animals, right? [...]

5 Reasons Japanese School System Is Thriving While the American One Is Failing

By | January 7th, 2017|Categories: Education, Education & Technology, Food for thought|Tags: , , |

Why is the Japanese school system thriving while the Western education system is failing? There are some stark differences between the American education system and those across the water, but have you ever thought about what those differences truly are? The Japanese school system, for example, is particularly fascinating, as there are a number of [...]

People Who Love Reading Have These 10 Advantages Over Those Who Don’t

By | December 16th, 2016|Categories: Education, Personal Development, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

People who love reading have major advantages over those who don't. Once you look at the information, you'll understand that reading is a serious business. According to Statistics Brain, not many people love reading. They claim that 50% of US adults are unable to read a grade 8 level book, 42% of college graduates will never [...]

How Learning to Speak Spanish Can Boost Your Brain Power at Any Age

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Education, Human Brain, Languages, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

According to science, learning to speak Spanish will help you to improve your brain function. Most people set out to learn a new language because it will enhance their career or they want to visit a foreign country. While these are the primary reasons there is one benefit that is often ignored. Learning Spanish can actually [...]

This School Taught Kids Mindful Practices Instead of Giving Them Detention and Here Is What Happened

By | October 25th, 2016|Categories: Education, Education & Technology, Personal Development|Tags: , , , |

Imagine a school where kids are being taught mindful practices. Well... it exists! I wasn’t the best-behaved child in school; in fact, I was one of the first in my year to get a detention, which consisted of writing lines about remembering to do my homework. Writing lines developed into after school detentions, and the [...]

6 Reasons Why More and More Parents Choose Homeschooling over Public Education

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

Nowadays, more and more parents seem to choose homeschooling over public school education, and there are some good reasons for this. What’s the purpose of education? What methods and techniques work best for children? The honest answer will be none and every. Clearly, it means that “one size fits all” approach is far from being [...]

Speaking Different Languages, Multilinguals Experience a Sort of Personality Switch

By | July 13th, 2016|Categories: Languages, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Science reveals the surprising effect speaking different languages has on one's personality. Being multilingual is something many of us have dreamed of achieving, but only a few manage to actually succeed. Being able to adapt to different languages and pick up the words and grammar of other cultures is something that is fascinating to those [...]

How Just Trying To Speak Another Language Improves Mental Agility and Social Skills

By | June 18th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Languages, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

When you try to speak another language as an adult, it's a truly challenging and beneficial task for your brain, research shows. Have your travels taken you to a foreign country where you were unable to communicate with others because you didn’t know their language? Yet even the thought of quickly learning conversational phrases seemed [...]

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