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7 Great Online Events Every Culture Lover Can Attend from Home

By |2020-06-01T22:44:08+03:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought|Tags: , , |

In this post, we will look at 7 great online events every culture lover can attend from their home. With these online events, we can all expand our minds at home, no matter what’s keeping us there. The coronavirus has ravaged many of our spaces of cultural exploration like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Fortunately, even as the last [...]

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The Unknown History of April Fools’ Day: Origins & Traditions

By |2020-06-01T22:45:09+03:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology|Tags: , , |

Tricking people has become a normal pastime on the first of April. However, the history of April Fools’ Day is more interesting than that. For as long as I can remember, my friends and family have been playing tricks and lying to me on the first of April. Some of these tricks have been pretty shocking [...]

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Thought-Provoking TED Talk Shows What Power Our Words Actually Have

By |2020-06-01T23:43:21+03:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

We speak, sometimes without even paying close attention to the words we say. Our words are sometimes babbling, and not really any form of instruction or description at all. After viewing a TED talk about language, I started to look differently at the way I formed my words. Lera Boroditsky delves into the why we [...]

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The Unknown Origin of Thanksgiving: a Dark Story You Didn’t Learn in School

By |2020-06-02T00:53:19+03:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , , |

The holiday of Thanksgiving may seem straightforward with turkey and stuffing but has an uglier side that many are unaware of... The origin of Thanksgiving is more complicated than just the story of the pilgrims and Native Americans celebrating at Plymouth rock. It gets a bit darker, and peace ultimately didn't win out. This will [...]

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How Symbols and Meanings Affect Our Perception in the Modern World

By |2020-06-02T01:02:44+03:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Do you get hungry when you see the golden arches of McDonald's? Are you proud when you think about your National flag? You might not think these two things are connected, but they are. They are both symbols, and although they have very different meanings, they demonstrate how they affect our perception. Symbols and Meanings [...]

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

By |2020-06-02T01:11:19+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 [...]

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The True Meaning of Halloween and How to Tune into Its Spiritual Energy

By |2020-07-11T22:11:09+03:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: History & Archaeology, Paranormal, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

As we head deeper into Fall, our thoughts turn to Halloween and the spooky celebrations October brings. This is a fun and exciting time, but in the chaos of the festivities, we might be losing touch with the true meaning of Halloween. The meaning of Halloween is somewhat difficult to pinpoint. This spooky holiday is [...]

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The Origin of Halloween and Its Forgotten Ancient Roots

By |2020-06-09T20:18:33+03:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: History & Archaeology, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

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 truth and beginning of the [...]