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

By |2019-11-26T15:25:30+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 [...]

How Symbols and Meanings Affect Our Perception in the Modern World

By |2019-11-26T20:38:34+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 [...]

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

By |2019-10-17T15:23:43+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. Halloween is a fun and exciting time, but in the chaos of the festivities, we might be losing touch with its true meaning. The meaning of Halloween is somewhat difficult to pinpoint. This spooky holiday is rooted in [...]

The Origin of Halloween and Its Forgotten Ancient Roots

By |2019-10-12T15:22:52+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 [...]

7 Amazing Benefits of Being Bilingual, According to Science

By |2019-08-28T13:37:32+03:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Education, Human Brain, Languages, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this global era, it's necessary to be able to converse in more than one language. Hence, we should embrace the benefits of being bilingual. Being able to speak two languages gives you an edge in many areas of life. We're here to tell you what they are. A Case Study of Singapore A bilingual [...]

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 [...]