lateral thinking

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 [...]

10 Terrible Things That Happen When You Read Too Much

By | June 19th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development|Tags: , , |

If you read too much, it's time to stop. For those of you out there who feel reading is a harmless and safe pastime, with absolutely no conceivable cons to the pros, I am here to burst your bubble and tell you how very mistaken you are. It is, in fact, one of the most [...]

Teaching Philosophy to Kids Makes Them Smarter, Study Finds

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , |

Teaching philosophy in schools has shown amazing results for children's cognitive and social skills. When one thinks of philosophy, children do not usually come to mind. After all, it’s a field of study that requires deep thinking and understanding of life. However, a “large, well-designed study” conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation has suggested positively amazing [...]

3 Things Free Spirits Do Differently

By | April 9th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

It has been said that there are two main types of people in the modern world; the first type includes those who are the products of their own social engineering (and, of course, they probably don't even realize it either). These are the people who follow things; such as popular clothing brands, the latest technology [...]

3 Reasons Sarcastic People Are More Intelligent, Backed by Science

By | January 5th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Sarcastic humour is loved by some and hated by others. The typically British style of wit has been the topic of debate for many years, but a recent study has shown that sarcasm can reinforce sincerity in a relationship, as it is based on a certain level of honesty. “Sarcasm is the lowest form of [...]

Understanding This Single Root Cause of Interpersonal Conflict Will Help You Deal with All Kinds of People

By | October 12th, 2015|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

There is a profound yet subtle source of interpersonal conflict in daily life, a root cause or bulb from which so much misunderstanding sprouts. We overestimate the differences between people’s character and our own while underestimating just how much people’s views are informed by experiences we have not had, or stories we have not heard. We [...]

Surprising Facts You Didn‘t Know About Left-Handed People

By | July 9th, 2015|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , , |

New research published in Live Science [1] claimed that the humans have been predominantly right-handed for over 500,000 years, however, left-handed people make up 10 percent of the population, undoubtedly making them the odd ones out. There has been lots of research into why some people prefer to use their left hand rather than their [...]

Introverts Rule the Day, and Here Are 6 Reasons Why

By | June 29th, 2015|Categories: Introvert's World, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Gone are the days of the “hard sell” – that strength and skill we have so admired in the extroverted, gregarious individual in the workplace. Today, technology has taken over, and businesses conduct their functions, their marketing, and their brand promotion online. CRM software tracks every interaction with a customer; blogs, forums and social media [...]

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