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How the Slang Language Is Driving You Insane Without You Even Knowing

By |2019-03-13T14:30:14+03:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , |

Today, we all use the slang language in our daily lives. But have you ever wondered how it affects your perception? When I returned from Germany the second time at age 18, I was running around the streets of Portland Oregon. On the way back from the skate park one day, I crossed paths with [...]

Cassandra Complex in Mythology, Psychology and the Modern World

By |2019-02-25T15:34:20+03:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 used in wide-ranging contexts. This includes [...]

Gaia Hypothesis: Are All Living Beings on Earth Interconnected?

By |2019-02-28T18:48:59+03:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Earth, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

The Gaia hypothesis, or Gaia theory, is a hypothesis suggesting that everything which lives on Gaia interacts with their surroundings to form a symbiotic circle, where everything affects each other to continue the lifecycle of planet Earth. The Gaia hypothesis was first developed by a man called James Lovelock, helped by a microbiologist called Lynn [...]

The Science of Color Perception: 3 Things That Influence the Way We See Colors

By |2018-09-16T16:03:39+03:00September 16th, 2018|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Is there such a thing as color perception? Surely, we all see colors in the same way? I mean, the mechanics of our eyes are the same, and the way our brains process color is the same. So, unless there is a physical reason for us to process color differently, color perception should be universal [...]

5 Cultural Differences between East and West in Thinking and Perception

By |2018-09-12T22:14:48+03:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Now more of us travelling abroad, it’s fascinating to discover what cultural differences there are, particularly between East and West. From education, the workplace, to relationships and families, in many of these examples the cultural differences are pretty wide-ranging. Most of the cultural differences centre around two concepts: Individualism – favours the individual as an [...]

What Is a Shadow Self and Why It’s Important to Embrace It

By |2018-09-05T14:10:54+03:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Carl Jung was the first psychiatrist to propose the theory that our minds are split into two very different archetypes: the persona and the shadow self. The persona is derived from a Latin word that means ‘mask’ and it means the person we present to the world, the person we want the world to think [...]

5 Lessons the Fall Season Teaches Us about Life

By |2018-09-19T13:07:00+03:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

The fall season is a special time of the year. No other season teaches us so many profound lessons about life. There are not so many of us who see the beauty in rainy days and gloomy skies. Most people link the coming of the fall season with negative things like low moods, runny nose [...]

7 Places of Power around the World Where You Can Access the Energy of Nature

By |2018-11-23T23:26:50+03:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Earth, History & Archaeology, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

There are many stunning places in the world, but there are a few places of power that can tap into your mind and soul, giving you energy beyond anything you have ever felt before. Many people seek their spirituality in nature. All across this beautiful planet, there are some places of power that have [...]