Light Reading VS Deep Reading: What You Read Matters More Than You Realize

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Nowadays, we have moved to the light reading of websites and have left behind the deep reading of books and journals. As information becomes more and more web-based, so too does the attention of the younger generations. We rely on the internet to give us everything, from news to research, and it is having a [...]

7 Popular Phrases Which Are the Worst Thing You Could Ever Say

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

It never crosses your mind, but when you speak, you use some popular phrases, which in reality are the worst things you could ever say. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” This would appear [...]

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 [...]

People Who Use Swear Words Have This Major Advantage Over Those Who Don’t!

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Do you swear a lot? Is your vocabulary of swear words expansive? If so, you may have stronger general verbal skills than those who know few. Knowing a wide range of swear words has been connected to having good verbal skills, which can mean communication, language and general speaking. So those who have a more [...]

New Study Reveals How Climate Affects Language Development

By | February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Earth, Languages, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

I am sure we have all wondered why languages are different from region to region. The spoken word, although complex and diverse, is enticing. We all muse about why we do not communicate in a universal form. Well, the obvious reasons pertain to culture in different regions of the world. This is a well-known observation. [...]

Bilingual People’s Brains Work in a Different, More Effective Way

By | January 12th, 2015|Categories: Education, Human Brain, Languages, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Remember when schools used to mandate learning a second language? Sometimes they would go as far as bringing in the native speaking teachers to help with the process? Well, now we are starting to understand why learning a second language is so vital. Not only does it help increase the grey matter in our brain, [...]

Learning New Words Stimulates the Same Brain Areas as Chocolate, Sex and Drugs

By | November 3rd, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

If you like having sex, eating chocolate or taking drugs (or all of the above), you are going to love learning new words. :mrgreen: No, seriously, learning is just as stimulating and exciting as either of these “fun-filled” activities. Not saying that drug use is good or anything, it’s just that the high of reaching [...]

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