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7 Famous Fairy Tales That Are Based on Gruesome True Life Stories

By |2019-11-10T11:33:31+03:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |

What is it about fairy tales that captivate the imaginations of children? Could it be that underneath the thin veneer of fiction lies a much darker truth to the tales? Did you know that the most famous fairy tales are based on gruesome real-life stories? Here are just a few: Famous Fairy Tales and the [...]

The Science of Sensation-Seeking: Why Some People Love Risky and Scary Stuff

By |2019-11-07T17:15:37+03:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you the sort of person that loves horror films? Or do you hide behind a cushion at the scary parts? Psychologists call the behaviour of people who love scary movies sensation-seeking. But what draws some of us to risky and scary stuff and not others? The Science of Sensation-Seeking I remember I have always [...]

How to Raise a Bilingual Child to Help Them Thrive Later in Life

By |2019-10-25T15:56:10+03:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Education, Languages|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Raising a child to be bilingual provides many lasting benefits that will impact all areas of his/her life. Some of the benefits of bilingualism include broadening a child’s perspective of the world, opening up career opportunities later in life, and having a positive impact on their cognitive development. The Benefits of Raising a Bilingual Child [...]

7 Main Causes of Bullying That Explain Why Children Become Bullies

By |2019-10-06T14:14:47+03:00October 6th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Bullies aren’t just bad kids or evil people. There are many causes of bullying that might surprise you. I was bullied in school, so bad that I developed psychological issues. At one point, it was so bad that I couldn’t even stay in school for more than 2 hours a day. My father would take [...]

What Is Hostile Attribution Bias and How It Distorts Your Perception of Other People

By |2019-10-04T15:56:53+03:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Let me ask you a question. Here’s a scenario. You see a group of your friends huddled together and laughing. Suddenly, they see you and they stop. What would be your immediate reaction? Would you think they were laughing at your expense? Perhaps you imagined they were spreading malicious rumours about you. Maybe they were [...]

8 Types of Bullies and the Hidden Causes of Their Behavior

By |2019-09-28T23:07:35+03:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

The physical scars might fade, but the mental scars caused by bullying can last for decades. If you are a victim of bullying, knowing that your tormentor belongs in a specific category may be no comfort. However, for researchers, it’s a different story. Identifying the precise characteristics of types of bullies can help them to [...]

Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development and What Happens at Each One

By |2019-09-25T17:07:30+03:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development explain how our early experiences can influence our development and who we are destined to become. Erik Erikson was a German-American psychologist. Erikson focused on human development and is famous for developing the phrase ‘identity crisis’. His was one of the first theories to suggest we have different stages of [...]

‘I Hate My Life’: Why You Might Be Feeling This Way and What to Do

By |2019-09-23T22:35:16+03:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you hate your life? Well, to be honest, there have been times where I wasn’t really happy with mine either. I can see why some people may hate the life that was given to them. That’s because I’ve seen poverty and I’ve seen what horrific pain can do to a person. Many times, I’ve [...]