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

By |2019-11-26T15:25:30+02:00November 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 [...]

Why Do We Laugh and Find Some Things Funny, According to Science?

By |2019-11-26T21:57:18+02:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Laughter is the best medicine, they say. Endless studies have shown that laughing is good for our health, but why do we do it? Why do we laugh at all? There are several scientific theories which try to explain why we laugh, and why we find some things so funny. It seems that there is [...]

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

By |2019-11-23T17:52:53+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 [...]

Human Design System: Are We Coded Before Birth?

By |2019-11-06T10:24:59+02:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Personality, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

Envision a system that explains your entire personality and the way you live your life in extreme detail. That would be pretty amazing, right? Well, a few different beliefs do exist. However, none as powerful as the Human Design System. The Origins of the Human Design System Ra Uru Hu was born Alan Krakower in [...]

10 Mysterious Missing Person Cases That Are Yet to Be Solved

By |2019-10-12T14:47:39+02:00October 12th, 2019|Categories: Unexplained Mysteries|Tags: , , |

Mysteries are a part of human life. We often come across some strange things on this planet, and for many of them, there is no reason why or how it happened. Certain events become worth mentioning, however, when they are related to human beings. For example, missing person cases. The terrible fact is that many [...]

3 Main Causes of Laziness and How You Can Overcome Them

By |2019-09-24T20:55:37+02:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Laziness can get the best of all of us. However, there are some reasons it happens, and it is possible to overcome it. Whether you call it laziness or procrastination, it can have a profound effect on your ability to get things done. There are different factors that are causes of laziness, but they need [...]

Schadenfreude and the Psychology of This Dark State That We All Experience

By |2019-09-15T14:57:23+02:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Schadenfreude. Morrissey nailed it when he wrote the song “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful,” and you know what – I agree with him. There’s an instant feeling of warm satisfaction when someone you know didn’t get that important promotion, or they split up from their partner, or you find out that it [...]

What the Psychology of Values and Beliefs Reveals about Human Beings

By |2019-08-22T13:22:01+02:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

What do you believe in? What are your main values in life? You might take a few minutes to answer those questions. However, if I asked you to think about where your values and beliefs came from, would you find that more difficult? How do we acquire our values and beliefs and why are they [...]