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7 Ernest Hemingway Quotes That Offer Deep Insights into Life

By |2019-02-22T21:01:55+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , |

Our existence is simple and yet, it is complicated. Life’s truths are often recognized when reading Ernest Hemingway quotes. These statements can be profound. The duties of life can sometimes hide the big picture. What is the big picture? Well, seeing the overall important things in life can be considered seeing in grand terms. Otherwise [...]

3 Signs of Unhealthy Parental Pressure and How to Deal With It

By |2019-02-11T16:02:09+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Everyone feels parental pressure from time to time, but there comes a point when it becomes toxic and detrimental. Parents are the ones who love and care for us most, and a little parental pressure is natural. They want us to succeed and become the best version of ourselves. Yet, there are times when parents [...]

What Is Internet Gaming Disorder and Why Experts Disagree on the Diagnosis

By |2019-01-16T20:52:09+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

There is some confusion as to whether internet gaming disorder is an actual disorder. But if we look at the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), we can see there is a concern. In Section III, Internet Gaming Disorder is considered to be serious enough to warrant further investigation. [...]

Philosophy of Love: How Great Thinkers in History Explain the Nature of Love

By |2018-12-18T14:05:13+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Formalised by the great Greek thinkers, the philosophy of love has influenced how we view love and relationships. There are four important distinctions in the philosophy of love. These are Philia, Eros, Storge, and Agape: the different kinds of love. Each category examining the philosophy of love has its own key thinker and its own applications. So, [...]

5 Telltale Signs You Are Becoming Wise (Even If It Doesn’t Feel This Way)

By |2018-12-03T23:10:10+00:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Oscar Wilde wrote that ‘with age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone’, so how do we know if we are becoming wise, or just becoming older? While age is a given, becoming wise is something we all strive for as we get older. Yet, it is difficult to know at times whether we are actually [...]

What Is Self-Actualization and How to Know If You Are Reaching It

By |2018-12-02T19:04:05+00:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Anyone interested in the psychology of personality couldn’t have helped but notice a new buzzword recently – self-actualization. Self-actualization is the final goal of Albert Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. It is the realization of ones’ potential in the world. However, it can only be achieved once all other needs are fulfilled. Maslow's hierarchy is typically [...]

4 Key Secrets to Understanding Human Behavior, Backed by Science

By |2019-01-25T23:30:10+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It's no exaggeration to say that we are complex beings, therefore, understanding human behavior is, in itself, complicated. Human beings are products of all kinds of influences. Genes, environment, culture, and, of course, our upbringing. We actively process and interact with an ever-changing world around us. As we endeavor to navigate through this world, we [...]

5 Confucius Teachings That Will Help You Reach Inner Peace

By |2018-11-15T16:09:35+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement, Spirituality, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Confucius teachings inspired centuries of philosophy. They are an integral part of Chinese education and teach us so much about inner peace and happiness. Before we list Confucius teachings, let's first talk about the biography of this legendary philosopher. Who was Confucius? Confucius was a Chinese philosopher in 6th Century BCE who became a legendary [...]