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People with Atheist Beliefs and Liberal Views Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives, Study Finds

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Could people with atheist beliefs be more intelligent than religious people? Let's see what science has to say. In the last ten years, there have been several studies that suggest people with atheist beliefs and a more liberal outlook tend to score higher on IQ tests. Whilst there is data to support this theory, it [...]

Why Creative Inspiration Often Stems from Melancholy

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought, Human Brain, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

I find creative inspiration in melancholy. Despite the scientific claim that a stable mind is most productive, I see chaos as the true artist! I love being melancholy and dark. I no longer wish to deny my affection to the bleak side of my personality. Even though most people feel that I am twisted to [...]

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 [...]

What Is a Soul? 5 Thought-Provoking Theories to Consider

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Spirituality, Unexplained Mysteries|Tags: , , , , , |

What is a soul? Here are five theories from philosophy, religion, and science, along with quotations from the finest spiritualists of our time: Deepak Chopra: The soul is the core of your being. It is eternal. It doesn’t exist in space/time. It’s a field of infinite possibilities, infinite creativity. It’s your internal reference point with which you [...]

Top 8 Movies about Mental Illness That Will Take You into the Deepest Realms of the Human Psyche

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought, Psychology & Health|Tags: , , , |

Do you like movies about mental illness? Why are we so fascinated with movies in which the protagonist is suffering from some sort of mental disorder? Is it because we feel an affinity with the main character? Or that the narrative can take us into the deepest realms of the human psyche? Or is it [...]

End of Privacy? Facial Recognition App Enables Photographer to Identify Random People on the Subway

By | December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Futurism & Technology|Tags: , , |

This facial recognition app will make you rethink the privacy you believe you have. The international hype of posting photos of yourself in various life situation has expanded over the past 10 years. People are posting more and more photos of themselves in all different situations and less or more directed scenes. This phenomenon was [...]

In Iceland, There Is a Beautiful Tradition to Gift Books to Each Other on Christmas Eve

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , |

There is an amazing Icelandic tradition to gift books on Christmas Eve. There seems to be nothing more festive than reading a book in front of a warm fire with a blanket and a cup of hot cocoa, but Icelanders have taken this cozy image to a new level. In Iceland, there is a lovely [...]

The Longest Night of the Year and Its Spiritual Meaning: How to Embrace the Power of Winter Solstice

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The longest night of the year is traditionally a time of spiritual significance when we can reflect, restore and find spiritual guidance for our lives. At the Winter Solstice, the sun is at its lowest point in the sky. On this, the longest night of the year, dormancy, darkness and cold reign. However, as the [...]

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