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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 [...]

4 Reasons Why Smart People Do Silly Things

By | November 4th, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

You might be surprised to hear that exceptionally intelligent people do some exceptionally silly things. Did you ever have a conversation with someone where you realized that you were talking to someone who was much smarter than you? I’ve met some genuinely brilliant people in my time - people whose intelligence has truly humbled me. But one thing [...]

Meditation, Reading and 5 More Things That Make You Smarter – Backed by Science

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

If you're under the impression there aren’t any things that make you smarter, think again! Scientists once thought that intelligence was genetically determined and that you couldn’t do anything to improve on what you were born with. Neuroscientists have now found that this is false. Now, there's evidence that there are certain things that make you [...]

Are You in Your 20s and Do You Often Feel Bored? You Are Not Alone

By | September 4th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Are you 20-something-year-old and do you often feel bored? Psychology says you are not alone. Turning 20 marks the beginning of your life as an official adult. By this time, most people expect to know exactly what it is that you want out of life, and by that time most people still don’t know. By your [...]

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 [...]

What Is an Old Soul and How to Recognize If You Are One

By | July 6th, 2016|Categories: Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever been told that you are an old soul? Everyone knows at least one person who was considered an outcast, an antisocial - that one person (or perhaps child) who always stood out from the rest. Someone who would somehow always find themselves isolated. Maybe you were that person who did not share [...]

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 [...]

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