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Recent scientific findings and technological advances. Interesting facts and controversial theories about Human, Earth and the Universe

How to Overcome Inferiority Complex with 7 Methods That Work

By |2019-06-22T13:45:42+03:00June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Confidence equals good mental health, and that’s why learning to overcome the inferiority complex is so important. Having an inferiority complex means you never really feel good about yourself. In fact, most other people in your life seem greater, more intelligent or more talented. Others may also seem beautiful as opposed to your ugliness. Do [...]

What Is the Zeigarnik Effect and How to Use It to Beat Procrastination

By |2019-06-22T13:16:59+03:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

If you need a way to stop procrastination, the Zeigarnik Effect may be able to help you. Procrastination is difficult to quit. Sometimes starting a task seems to be the hardest thing to do, so we put it off. If you want to stop avoiding work and increase your efficiency, the Zeigarnik Effect may be [...]

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

By |2019-06-20T17:15:53+03:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 come from foreign languages, I [...]

What Is Change Blindness & How It Affects You without Your Awareness

By |2019-06-17T22:12:17+03:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

I was watching an episode of Air Crash Investigation the other day and investigators stated that the cause of a fatal aeroplane crash was change blindness. My ears pricked up. I thought I’d heard of every psychological trait in the book, but I’d never come across this one. What on earth was it and how [...]

6 Things Messy Handwriting May Reveal about Your Personality

By |2019-06-17T12:20:52+03:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

I’ve seen all sorts of handwriting styles, large and small. Messy handwriting reveals many things about a person as well. People write with pen and paper much less than they did before. So, you might say that messy handwriting isn’t a concern for teachers, friends, and employers. The popularity of technology has transformed the way [...]

What Is Primacy Effect and How It Messes with Your Memory & Perception

By |2019-06-12T18:04:49+03:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

Ever wondered why you remember some things and other things are quickly forgotten? Well, this could be due to the primacy effect. The science behind the primacy effect is simple yet complicated to navigate. I’ve recognized the characteristics of this effect many times in my life. This curious state of mind works in a valuable [...]

10 Little-Known Origins of Words That Come from People’s Names

By |2019-06-10T19:01:09+03:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , |

Does anyone fancy a ham and cheese stamford? You might be eating one right now if that particular Earl had invented what we all now know as the sandwich. Here are some other origins of words that come from people’s names. It’s a famous story but let’s just recap for a moment. The Earl of [...]

Karl Marx’s Conflict Theory and What It Reveals about Today’s Society

By |2019-06-10T00:17:57+03:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Brexit has caused deep divisions in households in the UK. In France, the ‘gilets jaunes’ are threatening to bring the country to a standstill over rising fuel costs. Can conflict theory help us understand why? If you’ve noticed that the world seems to be getting a lot less tolerant these days, then conflict theory might [...]