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Spiritual Wisdom Comes with Understanding These 6 Uncomfortable Truths

By | 2018-06-14T23:20:56+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

There are different types of wisdom which influence and guide us through our daily lives. Many of us are familiar with these levels of learning. However, spiritual wisdom may take time and huge amounts of effort to understand. I’m sure you’ve heard people talk about the differences between wisdom and intellect. There are also variances [...]

What Is Learned Helplessness and How It Explains Why People Give Up on Life

By | 2018-05-19T12:36:04+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Learned helplessness is a psychological phenomenon whereby humans and animals who believe they have no control over a situation will give up. The term learned helplessness was first coined in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s by psychologists Martin Seligman and Steven Maier. They were continuing work first carried out by Ivan Pavlov regarding avoidance-conditioning in [...]

5 Reasons Why Children’s Mental Health and Brain Development Are Failing in Today’s Society

By | 2018-05-17T17:40:10+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Does our modern lifestyle help or hinder children’s mental health? There are some people that believe it definitely hinders and can actually affect brain development. So it is true that children's mental health is failing in today’s society, especially when they have so much more to hand than previous generations? I remember being told to [...]

5 Underestimated Soft Skills You Should Master to Succeed in Life

By | 2018-05-30T11:56:21+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

There are some soft skills that most people do not realize are important. Yet, they can be crucial for achieving success in life. Each of us has unique traits and abilities which in many ways determine our whole life. Certain qualities of a person sometimes become decisive when it comes to a new position or [...]

What Is Growth Mindset and 3 Ways You Can Cultivate It, According to Science

By | 2018-05-29T23:22:17+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Having a growth mindset means you believe your skills can be honed and developed. How to cultivate this way of thinking to reach success? The road to success is paved with failure. There’s more than a kernel of truth to this old adage and it is closely linked to the growth mindset. Consider the following: [...]

6 Wise Thoughts on Education Which Explain Why Our School System Is Failing

By | 2018-05-20T21:50:34+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our school system has changed little since the 19th century. Yet, the society we live in is worlds apart from the one children were being prepared for a hundred years ago. So, why has the school system not caught up? Here are some thoughts on education that might surprise you. 1. Our education system wasn't really set up to teach [...]

5 Social Activities That Are Ruining Your Intelligence & Mental Health

By | 2018-05-08T15:20:53+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Social activities are what makes humans different from other animals. Human beings are, by nature, social creatures. So you would think that the more we get together, talk to one another, share ideas and knowledge, the smarter we’d get. Not so according to research, which suggests that some social activities are actually bad for our [...]

8 Reasons Why Gifted Children May Struggle in Life (and How to Help Them)

By | 2018-05-07T21:56:03+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Education, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Having a gifted kid is a joy, however, there are certain areas in which gifted children might struggle. Read on to find out how to support your gifted child and ensure they reach their full potential. Raising gifted children is a huge responsibility. You want to make sure they reach their full potential. However, you [...]