4 Examples of Sublimation That Demonstrate How It Works in Daily Life

We all have thoughts and feelings which we know are 'not okay' by society's standards. It's a natural element of the human condition. What sets humans apart from animals is not a lack of animal impulses, but rather how we manage our animal impulses. One of the techniques we subconsciously…

5 Benefits of Handwriting Compared to Typing, According to Science

In the modern world, the prominence of smartphones, tablets, and computers means that we communicate via typing rather than the written word. The art of writing by hand is fast becoming a tradition of the past. Yet, according to science, handwriting benefits our brain in multiple ways. In this post,…

7 Famous People with Asperger’s Who Made a Difference in the World

Asperger’s is a common disorder that affects over 37 million people. However, some of the famous people with Asperger's have made a profound difference in the world. It can be a worry when someone we care about has something which makes them a little different. Asperger’s is a common mental disorder…

6 Surprising Benefits of Boredom, Backed by Scientific Studies

You may not remember the last time you were bored. Probably because many lifestyles barely give you the chance for breathing space let alone the opportunity to feel bored. However, scientific studies suggest that we may be missing out on the benefits of boredom which can facilitate greater productivity, imagination…

Weltschmerz: a Vague State That Affects Deep Thinkers (and How to Cope)

Have you ever felt a deep sadness and frustration with the world and all the ugly things that are happening in it? You may have had weltschmerz. What Is Weltschmerz? The Definition and Origins Weltschmerz is a German word that literally means 'world' (welt) + 'pain' (schmerz) and defines an…