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10 of the Greatest Philosophical Novels of All Time

Reading philosophical novels can be a brilliant way to engage in philosophical themes, ideas and teachings. It is quite understandable how one may find it daunting to tackle a thick, multivolume non-fiction work by someone like Arthur Schopenhauer or Immanuel Kant. Coming across something like Schopenhauer’s The World as Will…

7 Must-Read Fiction Books That Will Leave a Mark on Your Soul

Reading is an important part of life, truly. There are many must-read fiction books that are sure to impress you. Despite the uprising of technology and ever-changing modifications of modern times, reading is still a timeless treasured activity. I remember a time when reading books, you know, the ones you…

If You Feel Like an Outsider as an Introvert, This Is the Perfect Book for You

Colin Wilson was ever the Outsider. As he huddled in his frigid room in Brockley, a South London suburb, alone on Christmas Day, he contemplated his position. He was alone, in isolation. He had no family or close relation to share that Christmas with. His girlfriend was at her parents’…

14 Origins of Phrases You Probably Use Every Day but Had No Idea about

Have you ever walked into a tiny room and thought ‘I couldn’t swing a cat in here?’ Have you ever ‘rubbed someone up the wrong way?’ These are examples of phrases we use all the time, but do you know their origins? I love words. I love metaphors, words that…

27 Foreign Words You Didn’t Know You Were Using Every Day

Some words are so intrinsically embedded into our unconscious that we don’t even realise they are foreign words. Take the internationally-known distress call of ‘May Day!’ for example. It derives from the French verb for help – 'aider'. In the 1920s, people were getting used to new international radio communications.…