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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? 6 Possible Explanations

By | 2018-05-19T19:56:02+00:00 May 19th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever asked yourself, Why do bad things happen to good people? I remember struggling with this question for many years. I may now be able to shed some light on the subject. Why do bad things happen to good people? As I pondered this question during my lifetime, I would always fall short [...]

5 Mind Control Techniques Used by the Media to Evoke the Worst in Us

By | 2018-04-25T22:27:56+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

When you think of mind control techniques, do you envisage some shady government agent in an unknown location, using dodgy methods for evil manipulation? It appears that this is quite a common first reaction. The truth, in fact, is a lot more subtle, and disturbing. The mass media have been long using various mind control [...]

7 Realistic Drawings by Gerhard Haderer That Show the Raw Truth of Today’s Society

By | 2018-04-09T13:38:33+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Poignant art. Gerhard Haderer creates realistic drawings that say a lot about the way we live. The artist has made a career out of satire - realistic drawings that resonate with the honest truth about today's society. We present some of the talented illustrator's work and explain what it says about life today. Who Is [...]

What Is Situational Awareness and How to Develop It with These 5 Tips

By | 2018-03-27T20:29:32+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Much of the time when we are out and about we are unaware of what is going on around us and this can make us vulnerable. Developing good situational awareness skills can keep us safe. We have all had moments when we felt unsafe or vulnerable or when bad things happened to us because we [...]

Dealing with Social Anxiety in a Social Situation: What It’s Like and How to Cope

By | 2018-03-10T14:28:27+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Dealing with social anxiety is never easy - you feel as if you’re in a spotlight all the time. What makes it worse is most people don’t understand, and thus cannot offer help. Being nervous is normal, but dealing with social anxiety is not. Everyone gets scared from time to time, especially giving speeches or [...]

8 Small Talk Topics That Are a Living Nightmare for Every Introvert

By | 2018-02-26T17:51:34+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

Most introverts hate small talk. They would much rather have a meaningful conversation. Conversely, they can also feel pressured to reveal more about themselves than they would like in social situations. This makes most small talk topics a nightmare for introverts. However, small talk is often an essential part of getting to know people better. Luckily, [...]

What Is Red Herring Fallacy and How to Use It to Win Any Argument

By | 2018-02-14T13:11:39+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Success Skills|Tags: , , , |

Politicians will do anything to avoid answering a question directly. They use a multitude of avoidance tactics in their rhetoric, including red herring fallacy. But what does this term actually mean and how can we use it to master everyday conversations? Red herring fallacy occurs when someone deliberately introduces an irrelevant subject into a discussion in order to divert [...]

What Is Sublimation in Psychology and How It Secretly Directs Your Life

By | 2018-02-09T20:20:00+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sublimation in psychology is a defense mechanism where negative urges and impulses are channelled into socially accepted behaviour. Sigmund Freud first coined the term sublimation after reading ‘The Harz Journey’ by Heinrich Heine. The book told the story of a boy who cut off the tails from dogs and in later life became a respected surgeon. [...]