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20 Sophisticated Words to Use Instead of Swearing

By | 2017-11-10T14:02:45+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

Fed up with tired old swear words? Try dipping into the past to discover some curses that sound like sophisticated words but are actually very insulting. Let’s face it most swear words are overused and boring. We rely on sad metaphors for sex and going to the toilet when we want to insult someone. Yet, [...]

8 Weird Psychopathic Traits Revealed by Studies

By | 2017-11-01T18:03:09+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Recent psychological studies reveal some really weird psychopathic traits, some of which may surprise you. We now know that psychopaths are not necessarily cold-hearted killers who frequently go on murderous sprees, operating on the fringes of society. There are some psychopathic traits, however, identified by experts such as Robert Hare, who devised the Hare Psychopathy [...]

5 Habits of People Who Just Appear to Be Smart but Are Not

By | 2017-11-08T14:47:30+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Brain Power, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

You will be surprised to learn that some of the people you know that appear to be smart may actually not be as bright as they seem. Intelligence is an important marker in our society. We use people’s behaviors to gauge how intelligent they are in comparison to ourselves and others. As we get older, [...]

10 Signs of Low Self-Esteem That Show up in Your Speech

By | 2017-08-30T14:08:31+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

There are some signs of low self-esteem that show up in the choice of words and phrases you may be using on a regular basis. Anyone that has an interest in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) will know that the words and phrases we use have an important effect, not only on ourselves but the people around [...]

8 Common Phrases with Hidden Meaning That You Should Stop Using

By | 2017-06-05T21:09:24+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lots of the things we say seem straightforward. However, it pays to be aware of the hidden meaning others might see in the words we say. Language is powerful and there are some phrases that reveal things about us that we would rather others didn’t see. Our values and personality can slip out unawares if we are not [...]

10 Weird Things That Make You Look Smart, According to Science

By | 2017-09-03T16:12:04+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Success Skills, Uncommon Science, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Most people want to look smart in front of others. Science reveals some weird things that can actually make you appear more intelligent. Everybody tries to look smart and seem like the perfect conversationalist who can discuss anything under the sun. No one knows everything. But what if someone told you that a few simple [...]

10 Rare Words That Describe Experiences Every Deep Thinking Introvert Will Instantly Relate to

By | 2017-09-03T16:14:18+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Introvert's World, Languages|Tags: , , , , , |

As a deep thinking introvert, it can be hard to understand your emotions. These rare words perfectly describe some of the ways introverts commonly feel. Sometimes it is hard to put a name to the emotions we feel. Luckily we can find rare words from the past and from other languages that can help us [...]

Which Cognitive Functions Improve with Age and Which Decline?

By | 2017-04-22T19:43:20+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

As we progress into the fall and winter of our lives some of our cognitive functions begin to sharpen and some began to decline. Do you feel your age? Most of us do not, but time catches up to us all at some point. What we could do in the spring and summer of our [...]