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Controversial theories and ideas, thought-provoking questions, philosophy, world truth and conspiracies

The Dunning Kruger Effect or Why Stupid People Think They Are Smart

By | 2018-07-09T21:14:09+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

We all know someone who thinks they're smarter than they are. But before you judge, you'd better check you are free from the Dunning Kruger Effect. The theory of the Dunning Kruger Effect was developed by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University. They found that this cognitive bias occurs when people fail to [...]

3 Toxic Myths about Schizophrenia Patients That Still Persist in Our Society

By | 2018-07-03T13:44:33+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

Schizophrenia patients are often portrayed by the media as dangerous individuals. However, is it really so or is it just a wrong depiction? It’s no secret that psychiatry and psychology have progressed tremendously over the past decade. Nowadays, we are seeing mental illness in the new and improved light for the first time in centuries. [...]

7 Limiting Beliefs That Ruin Your Life Without You Even Knowing It

By | 2018-06-25T13:40:48+00:00 July 1st, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , |

Often, it is our limiting beliefs that stop us from achieving success. Read on to find out what limiting beliefs are blocking you and how to overcome them. It sometimes feels like we will never achieve our dreams. We may feel it must be lack of talent, opportunity or hard work. But more likely, it [...]

The Flynn Effect and Its Reversal in the 21st Century or Why the Humanity Is Getting Dumber

By | 2018-06-24T17:53:59+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Education, Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

The Flynn Effect describes how IQs rose for the first part of the 20th century. With all advances in technology, our knowledge about diet and health, and the easy access we have to education, you'd think IQs would continue to rise. And they were. Up until the 21st century, at least, and this is exactly [...]

10 Shakespearean Insults to Use Instead of Modern Swear Words

By | 2018-06-19T18:21:11+00:00 June 24th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , |

You may think that reading Shakespeare is high brow, but these Shakespearean insults will change your mind. Turns out Shakespeare was pretty badass. We have a huge amount to thank Shakespeare for; his beautiful poetic lines, his tragic masterpieces, the words and phrases we use every day. But you might not know that we owe [...]

5 Existential Questions with Two Possible Answers (and Both Are Terrifying)

By | 2018-06-10T20:10:23+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Existential questions have tortured human minds for millennia. Who are we? Where do we come from? What is the purpose of our existence? If you are a deep thinker, you have probably asked yourself these and other existential questions. We are the only species on Earth that wonders about its own existence. Unfortunately, these queries [...]

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 [...]

9 Paulo Coelho Quotes That Will Help You Find Meaning in Life

By | 2018-05-18T18:26:12+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , , |

The quotes of Paulo Coelho are profound and inspiring. In a few words, Coelho manages to get to the heart of what we need as humans to thrive. Following the advice of the following Paulo Coelho quotes could profoundly change your life. Before we talk about Paulo Coelho quotes, let's have a brief look at [...]