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23 Weird Words That Have Different Meanings to Those You Imagine

By |2019-05-09T17:24:51+03:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |

Our language is full of weird words that look as if they mean one thing but actually imply something completely different. For example, take the word bucolic. If you didn’t already know what this word meant, you might surmise that it was a medical word connected to an illness of the lungs perhaps. In actual [...]

27 Foreign Words You Didn’t Know You Were Using Every Day

By |2019-05-01T19:25:45+03:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , , , |

Some words are so intrinsically embedded into our unconscious that we don’t even realise they are foreign words. Take the internationally-known distress call of ‘May Day!’ for example. It derives from the French verb for help – 'aider'. In the 1920s, people were getting used to new international radio communications. A senior air traffic control [...]

20 Untranslatable Words in Different Languages That Describe Emotions & Situations

By |2018-11-02T21:23:21+03:00November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Education, Food for thought, Languages, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Heard of hygge? How about fika or abbiocco? It appears we are familiar with some words in different languages but not others. Why do some words in different languages just happen to end up in our everyday use and stay there? Who knows, but that’s not to say we can’t learn others that are equally [...]

What Are the Best Jobs for Introverts? 10 Most Suitable Career Choices

By |2018-09-19T12:43:04+03:00January 7th, 2018|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Being an introvert in an extroverted society can be tough. Yet, there are some great jobs for introverts that can help you fulfill your full potential. According to statistics, half of the population is introverted. However, the world in which we live is tailored to the needs of the extroverted ones. Luckily, there are some [...]

5 Psychological Theories That Will Change Your Life

By |2019-03-01T22:33:48+03:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Psychological theories give us insight into our behavior and provide answers as to why we do the things we do. Some of those could even change your life. As human beings, we love to talk and learn about ourselves, ever striving to delve deeper into what motivates us. Sometimes, however, the answers the psychological theories [...]

10 Rare Words That Describe Experiences Every Deep Thinking Introvert Will Instantly Relate to

By |2018-09-19T20:49:39+03:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Introvert's World, Languages|Tags: , , , , , |

As a deep thinking introvert, it can be hard to understand your emotions. These rare words perfectly describe some of the ways introverts commonly feel. Sometimes it is hard to put a name to the emotions we feel. Luckily we can find rare words from the past and from other languages that can help us [...]

How Learning to Speak Spanish Can Boost Your Brain Power at Any Age

By |2018-09-21T21:07:33+03:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Education, Human Brain, Languages, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

According to science, learning to speak Spanish will help you to improve your brain function. Most people set out to learn a new language because it will enhance their career or they want to visit a foreign country. While these are the primary reasons there is one benefit that is often ignored. Learning Spanish can actually [...]

Speaking Different Languages, Multilinguals Experience a Sort of Personality Switch

By |2018-12-14T14:37:09+03:00July 13th, 2016|Categories: Languages, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Science reveals the surprising effect speaking different languages has on one's personality. Being multilingual is something many of us have dreamed of achieving, but only a few manage to actually succeed. Being able to adapt to different languages and pick up the words and grammar of other cultures is something that is fascinating to those [...]