How Consumerism and Materialism of Modern Society Make Us Unhappy, Lonely and Unconfident

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Research has associated consumerism and materialism with low self-esteem and the feelings of loneliness and unhappiness. A series of studies published in the journal, Motivation and Emotion showed that as people become more materialistic, their sense of wellbeing and purpose is reduced and if they become less materialistic, it rises. While materialism is good for [...]

4 Things That Will Never Make You Happy

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There are four basic external factors that will never make you happy if you stay attached to them. They can only give you a fake sense of happiness. Another evening after work you find yourself thinking about the next big or small thing to make you happy. In our everyday life of paying for consumption [...]

Would People Still Work If They Didn’t Need to Work in Order to Survive?

By | May 5th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , |

Does our need to work come from the way society is or is it an inner motivation? In my previous article, I discussed my perspective on motivation and how I try not to worry about the motives behind decisions, as long as they’re invariably geared toward growth and helping people. To recap on the conclusion [...]

How Understanding Economics Makes You Better at Everything Else

By | July 5th, 2015|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

Even to the people that study it, economics earns the moniker “the dismal science.” The field is filled with dry, lifeless numbers that figure into complex mathematic equations. Study of the science requires frequent interaction with tedious terms, like “opportunity cost,” “comparative advantage” and “income elasticity.” Economics is truly unglamorous to its core. Yet, economics [...]

Bring These Four Centers into Balance to Achieve Happiness

By | March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

When striving to find happiness, you need to be able to find a balance in yourself. While finding this balance includes external factors, it is how events impact you and your perception that can throw your center of well-being off balance. Some of the most fundamental centers are family, love, self, and lastly financial. When [...]

5 Self-Improvement Books That Will Transform Your Life

By | January 29th, 2015|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There are a million books available out there that we can use as guide to help you build on and improve your personality. These books may be self-help books, autobiographies, business books, or even fiction or illustrated novels. We read our way through several of them to bring you five books enriched with tips and [...]

40 Weird Historical Facts You Didn’t Learn In School

By | November 5th, 2014|Categories: History & Archaeology, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here are 40 weird historical facts you probably didn’t learn in school. Some of them will astonish you, some will puzzle you and some will entertain you. 1. In the Great Fire of London in 1666, which destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches, the cathedral of St. Paul and left 70,000 homeless, only 8 people were [...]

Aren’t We All, Just Livers?

By | June 20th, 2014|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , |

Aren’t we all just Livers? Living in the now, while constantly battling the then. Rocks, plants, minerals, life, & death – all packed into one big mush. One can say that you are a separate event from your death, but that would be wrong if you believe in the Big Bang. The universe started from a single point of immense density and energy. We blew up and we danced a spectacular dance for millennia to come. Also, Livers. […]

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