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Book Hangover: a State You’ve Experienced but Didn’t Know the Name for

By |2019-09-06T15:55:04+03:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Literature, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , |

Have you ever finished a book so good it has left you feeling deflated once it’s over? You could be suffering from a book hangover. A book hangover is a common affliction for many of us, even if we don’t realize it. It happens when the ending of a book causes emotional distress to the [...]

How to Improve Your Practical Intelligence with These 9 Activities

By |2019-07-21T17:25:58+03:00July 21st, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

There are three basic intelligence types, analytical, creative and practical intelligence. For now, we shall focus on practical knowledge. Practical intelligence, also known as “hands-on” learning is the most comprehensive way of picking up new talents and gifts. Although analytical thinking gives your brain a workout, and creative thinking can be therapeutic, practical intelligence solves [...]

7 Must-Read Fiction Books That Will Leave a Mark on Your Soul

By |2019-07-13T17:39:47+03:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , |

Reading is an important part of life, truly. There are many fiction books which are a must-read and are sure to impress you. Despite the uprising of technology and ever-changing modifications of modern times, reading is still a timeless treasured activity. I remember a time when reading books, you know, the ones you can actually [...]

How to Retain Information More Easily with These 5 Strategies

By |2019-07-23T15:41:46+03:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Do you ever feel like you’re expected to keep track of too much information? That there’s more going on in your life and the world around you than you can possibly remember? If so you’re not alone. The truth is most people are overwhelmed with the amount of information thrown at them on a daily [...]

What Your Favourite Books Reveal about Your Personality, According to Science

By |2019-03-17T16:11:48+03:00March 16th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

Can you tell someone’s personality simply by their favourite books? Research suggests you can. To understand why this is possible we have to look at the reasons for reading in the first place. Entertainment satisfies a psychological need in our lives. This includes reading. We gravitate to content that piques our interest and reinforces our [...]

Generations of Bored Kids: Why Today’s Children Struggle to Have Fun

By |2019-03-17T16:12:09+03:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Education, Food for thought, Personal Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In the past, there were not so many bored kids. Children were able to create fun and not depend on the fun to be catered to them. I am a child of the 70s, and for me, fun was utilizing my imagination. Although I did go through troubles and trauma, I found moments of goodness [...]

8 Things to Do When You Are Bored That Are Also Good for Your Brain

By |2019-03-17T16:12:53+03:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Life can become mundane. That’s why it’s so important to learn things to do when you are bored. They can be fun and stimulate your mind. Day to day life can eventually become boring. Even though we have responsibilities that keep us busy, the downtime can leave searching for something enjoyable to do. Not only [...]

5 Superpowers Avid Readers Have, According to Scientific Studies

By |2019-03-17T16:14:06+03:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Reading is pretty cool. It can provide us with an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday lives. It can also educate us and teach us new experiences. But, there are many studies which show avid readers can develop their personalities – some would say into superpowers! What are the benefits of being an avid reader? [...]