Food for thought

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8 Obscure Emotional States You’ve Felt but Couldn’t Find a Name for

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever been stuck for a word to describe some of your more complex emotional states? Which of the following 8 emotional states are you familiar with? 1.  Sublimation Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, used the term sublimation to refer to the redirection of the erotic drive (or libido) into socially acceptable creative tasks. [...]

4 Ways That Today’s Society Is Making You Dumber

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I don’t want to start this piece by describing today’s society to you. You can see it for yourself. If you're young enough not to know the difference, it won’t seem strange to you. If you, like me, are old enough to have lived in a different time, today’s society will seem to you so [...]

Everything Is Interconnected: How Spirituality, Philosophy, and Science Show That We Are All One

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Spirituality, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It’s difficult for us, as individual human beings, with the feeling of distinctness and separateness we have, to comprehend that everything is interconnected. Indeed, we're so alone, at times, in this physical form which seems to differentiate each of us from the rest - where all our fortunes seem to be varied and changing. We feel like [...]

3 Great Reasons to Get Over Your Fear of Getting Older Now

By | November 12th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Getting older is something which terrifies almost everybody, except, it seems, those who have actually experienced it. Here are some things to remember to help you get over your fear of getting older. 1. As you get older, you become less anxious and more relaxed. One thing I’ve noticed in my own parents, is that [...]

5 Times You Know You Are Rebelling Against Modern Society (Even If It Doesn’t Feel This Way)

By | November 5th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , |

You may think that a person who has a quiet life and is not involved in any activist organization cannot be rebelling against society. But what if I told you that rebellion is not only about participating in activist campaigns and holding protest posters? In fact, there are more subtle – and no less effective [...]

Religious People Tend to Have a Lower IQ, but This Is Only a Part of the Story

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Could religious people have a lower IQ than others? In 2013, a meta-analysis study was published that seemed to show a negative correlation between IQ and strong religious belief, or in layman’s terms, seemed to show that the more religious you are, the lower your IQ supposedly falls. The scientists behind the study explained it [...]

What Is the Mandela Effect or Why Do Large Groups of People Misremember the Same Things?

By | October 14th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Unexplained Mysteries, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , |

Have you ever heard about the Mandela Effect? Don’t you loathe that feeling you get when you KNOW you remember the progression of a conversation and the conclusion reached by whomever you were talking to, but they remember it completely differently? It can definitely change the tone of a discussion from frustration to: “Wait…should I [...]

Existential Depression: the Disease of the Gifted and Talented

By | October 1st, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Why are our teens harming themselves? I may have found one reason. Existential depression - it’s a depth the likes of which you cannot imagine. This may be one culprit that plagues the gifted and talented of the human race. Existential depression has to be addressed right now! So I’m going to make an assumption [...]

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