19th-Century Photos of Snowflakes Under a Microscope Show the Captivating Beauty of Nature’s Creations

Every snowflake is different, and yet, curiously the same. Why is this? Well, the fluffy edges and lengths are various, but each snowflake always has the same number of points. As a child, I folded paper and used scissors to cut shapes off the corners of the folded paper. Then…

Is There a Link between Physical Appearance and Personality?

Can you tell a person’s personality just from their appearance? Some experts believe it is possible. I attended a strict all-girls school in my teens and even then you could tell who the introverts and extroverts were, just by observation. The introverts were quiet, with closed-off body language and kept…

5 Mind Control Techniques Used by the Media to Evoke the Worst in Us

When you think of mind control techniques, do you envisage some shady government agent in an unknown location, using dodgy methods for evil manipulation? It appears that this is quite a common first reaction. The truth, in fact, is a lot more subtle, and disturbing. The mass media have been…

Boys Don’t Cry and 10 More Ridiculous Society’s Lies You Should Finally Stop Believing

Have you ever heard the saying, boys don’t cry? Well, it’s just another one of society's standards that don’t mean squat. I remember my father reprimanding my big brother after he got hurt. My father gave him a scolding and when tears came to his eyes, my father said, boys don’t…