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The Origin of Halloween and Its Forgotten Ancient Roots

Halloween brings jack-o-lanterns, candy, and decorations, but, do we really know anything about this holiday's origin? The history of the beginning of Halloween is debated among many people, groups and spiritualists. So, you might say that Halloween has more than one origin. The historical origins are usually considered the absolute…

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…

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…

4 Famous French Philosophers and What We Can Learn from Them

There are certain French philosophers whose ideas can provide valuable and critical insight into our lives and society today. They were highly influential in western philosophical thought, and are widely considered to be some of the greatest French thinkers of all time. The philosophers in question have similarities in their…

7 Less Known Greek Philosophers Whose Teachings Are Still Relevant Today

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are the most well-known Greek philosophers. They are also the most widely taught and most popular. Not many would dispute this. However, there are many other ancient Greek philosophers who can serve as much value to us in their teachings. There are others who came before…

The Curious Case of Phineas Gage and Why It Still Fascinates Neuroscientists

Does the name Phineas Gage ring a bell? If not, but you are fascinated with the human brain, then sit back, relax and let me tell you this incredible story. These days we know a lot about the human brain. For example, which areas are responsible for cognitive function or…

Cassandra Complex in Mythology, Psychology and the Modern World

The Cassandra complex is the name given to a phenomenon where people who predict bad news or warnings are ignored or outright dismissed. The term 'Cassandra complex' has entered the lexicon in 1949 when a French philosopher discussed the potential for someone to predict future events. The complex has been…

The True Meaning of Christmas You May Have Never Considered

What is the true meaning of Christmas? Before you argue for Christianity, let’s consider a deeper spiritual meaning of this holiday. Christmas is perhaps the most popular holiday during each year. Millions of dollars are spent on gifts and food to celebrate the 25th of December. It seems that Christmas…

Top 5 Famous People with Schizophrenia in Literature, Science and Art

Throughout history, famous people with schizophrenia have received recognition and praise for their unique accomplishments and careers. Yet, we rarely hear about their struggles with this mental illness as it's a topic the media does not cover often. Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health disorder affecting approximately 1 percent of the…