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5 George Orwell’s 1984 Quotes That Ring a Bell in Society Today

By |2020-03-24T14:53:09+02:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , |

The world hasn’t changed a great deal and yet, it has. George Orwell's 1984 quotes can still apply to the political and social norms of today. George Orwell, also known as Eric Author Blair, wrote his famous novel '1984' as a way of shedding light on totalitarianism, or total authoritarianism. He strove to oust the [...]

  • psychology of obedience

The Psychology of Obedience: Why Do Some People Obey While Others Don’t?

By |2020-03-24T14:53:19+02:00November 23rd, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Law and order keep us safe and under control. For the most part, we can all get along with that. So, what is it in our psychology that makes some people content with obedience, while others shun the whole idea? Obedience and obeying the rules seem like second nature to most of us. We navigate our [...]

  • guy fawkes day

Guy Fawkes Day: The History Behind the Gunpowder Plot

By |2020-03-24T14:53:31+02:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , |

"Remember remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot." Everyone in the UK celebrates Guy Fawkes Day on the 5th of November. We huddle around bonfires. We gaze into the night’s sky to marvel at dazzling fireworks. In fact, since the Gunpowder Plot, we still have a tradition where royal bodyguards will search underneath [...]

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7 Must-Watch Dystopian Films That Will Make You Think about the Future of Our Society

By |2019-03-03T22:57:29+02:00April 15th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

The world “dystopia” is a combination of greek words, and translates to a “bad place”. It is the opposite of “utopia”, meaning a perfect place. A dystopia is generally thought to be a version of the world in the future, in which something has gone terribly wrong, resulting in massive population losses, extreme poverty, low [...]

  • mdma

One Man’s Dream to Legalize MDMA Might Not Be Just a Dream for Much Longer

By |2019-03-06T14:07:24+02:00March 11th, 2015|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

We've all heard of MDMA; otherwise known as “Molly” at rave parties. For those who are not familiar with the drug, MDMA is a psychoactive drug, the consumption of which has euphoric effects, hence it is taken in the context of parties. Of course, like most drugs, MDMA is also very much illegal in many [...]

  • manipulation society

Manipulation of the Mind: Probably a Gloomy Reality

By |2019-03-12T14:43:24+02:00September 29th, 2014|Categories: Food for thought, Futurism & Technology, Human Brain|Tags: , , , , , |

A few years ago, a great number of articles were published in order to raise public awareness as to the dangers introduced to each and every individual, small communities and even society as a whole, by neuroscience. And then there was nothing.  No follow-up reports, no publications, nothing.  As if no one was concerned anymore, [...]

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Charisma: The Science Behind How Leaders Affect You

By |2019-03-15T13:20:05+02:00June 24th, 2014|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams Few qualities in man have shaped the history of nations as much as the great and perpetually admired virtue of charisma. From Alexander the Great who inspired and pushed his men to sweep [...]