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How to Trigger Brain Stimulation with These 8 Everyday Activities

By | 2018-07-12T21:07:34+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It is important to keep our brains healthy, so try the following everyday activities to trigger brain stimulation, improve cognitive abilities and reduce cognitive decline. We rely on our brains for everything, yet we often don't think about taking care of them. Luckily, it is quite easy to look after our brains. Most of the [...]

What Is a Meaningful Life According to Different MBTI Personality Types?

By | 2018-07-10T14:56:51+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

What is your definition of a meaningful life? Do you value family and loved ones? Is financial security important? Or is your work your passion? Many renowned philosophers and psychologists believe that a happy life is closely related to a meaningful life. However, to pursue happiness alone isn’t the key to living a meaningful [...]

The Dunning Kruger Effect or Why Stupid People Think They Are Smart

By | 2018-07-09T21:14:09+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

We all know someone who thinks they're smarter than they are. But before you judge, you'd better check you are free from the Dunning Kruger Effect. The theory of the Dunning Kruger Effect was developed by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University. They found that this cognitive bias occurs when people fail to [...]

50 Fun Creativity Exercises to Boost the Power of Your Creative Mind

By | 2018-07-05T13:03:19+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creativity can help us improve all areas of our lives. If your creativity is a bit rusty, try one of these creativity exercises to fire up your imagination. Creativity exercises can get you in the mood to take your creativity further. You might want to come up with some creative ideas to bring to work, to [...]

The Flynn Effect and Its Reversal in the 21st Century or Why the Humanity Is Getting Dumber

By | 2018-06-24T17:53:59+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Education, Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

The Flynn Effect describes how IQs rose for the first part of the 20th century. With all advances in technology, our knowledge about diet and health, and the easy access we have to education, you'd think IQs would continue to rise. And they were. Up until the 21st century, at least, and this is exactly [...]

The Four Agreements You Should Live Your Life by

By | 2018-06-23T17:58:47+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Understanding the four agreements helps you get in touch with your authentic self. They have the power to transform everything you think you know. At birth, you are a specific creature with specific characteristics. As you grow, you laugh, play, and utilize basic instincts which are pure and natural. Only until your parents start to [...]

Spiritual Wisdom Comes with Understanding These 6 Uncomfortable Truths

By | 2018-06-14T23:20:56+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

There are different types of wisdom which influence and guide us through our daily lives. Many of us are familiar with these levels of learning. However, spiritual wisdom may take time and huge amounts of effort to understand. I’m sure you’ve heard people talk about the differences between wisdom and intellect. There are also variances [...]

What Is Learned Helplessness and How It Explains Why People Give Up on Life

By | 2018-05-19T12:36:04+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Learned helplessness is a psychological phenomenon whereby humans and animals who believe they have no control over a situation will give up. The term learned helplessness was first coined in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s by psychologists Martin Seligman and Steven Maier. They were continuing work first carried out by Ivan Pavlov regarding avoidance-conditioning in [...]