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Early Childhood Education: Why the Early Bird Gets (to Be) the Book Worm

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

Why is early childhood education important? The “gap years” where the child is patiently waiting to start school is vital in their early development. Every state has a different compulsory age for children starting school. The median age is generally around the ages of 5 and 6, though some states have a minimum requirement of [...]

Piano Players Have Unique and Beautiful Brains – Here Is Why

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Piano players are aliens. They are set apart with brains which operate in a whole other way. I’m not saying they’re geniuses or freaks. They're just unique. I guess I’m getting a little egotistical writing this because I play the piano. I’ve practiced this instrument from childhood, and I hated it then. Instead of seeing [...]

7 Ways the System Creates New Generations of Stupid Kids

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , |

It’s said that school is a microcosm of society. A society that elevates stupidity will have a school system that creates stupid kids. School should prepare adults for entry into adult society. And that’s precisely what it does. The school system as we know it in the West prepares children for survival in the society [...]

8 Things That Freethinkers Do Differently

By | January 15th, 2017|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

If you asked most people if they are freethinkers, the vast majority would automatically give a ‘yes’ response. Most people are lying to themselves, are you? Most people hold fixed beliefs about life in one way or another, and those beliefs are largely based on what they’ve been taught by the society they live in, [...]

People Who Love Reading Have These 10 Advantages Over Those Who Don’t

By | December 16th, 2016|Categories: Education, Personal Development, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

People who love reading have major advantages over those who don't. Once you look at the information, you'll understand that reading is a serious business. According to Statistics Brain, not many people love reading. They claim that 50% of US adults are unable to read a grade 8 level book, 42% of college graduates will never [...]

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 [...]

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