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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.…

14 Profound Alice in Wonderland Quotes That Reveal Deep Life Truths

These Alice in Wonderland quotes are just what you need. Lewis Carroll's masterpiece can help you through troubled times while giving you a sense of whimsical encouragement. I love quotes. Positive statements have the power to reach you when other things may not work. To add a bit of magic…

Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: 10 Lessons to Learn from This 2000-Year-Old Book

Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations is a powerful book that has stood the test of time. It can provide deeply helpful and important lessons to us all. However, before we discuss these lessons, we should recognise who the author was. Marcus Aurelius (121-180AD), also known as ‘the Philosopher’, was Roman emperor from…

10 Profound Jane Austen Quotes That Are So Relevant to the Modern World

Jane Austen’s works are loved for being witty, scathing and romantic. The following quotes prove that Jane Austen is the queen of satire and sense. Jane Austen's novels are still fantastically popular more than 200 years after they were written. This isn’t surprising as the novels are funny, romantic and…