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6 Summertime Struggles Only a Socially Awkward Introvert Will Understand

By | 2017-08-14T23:10:38+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

Summertime is probably the most popular time of the year. What can be better than warm sunny days filled with the subtle atmosphere of joy and carefreeness? If you ask a dozen of random people whether they like summer, you will hardly find one or two who will give a negative answer. Yet, there are [...]

In Iceland, There Is a Beautiful Tradition to Gift Books to Each Other on Christmas Eve

By | 2017-08-14T23:15:22+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , , |

There is an amazing Icelandic tradition to gift books on Christmas Eve. There seems to be nothing more festive than reading a book in front of a warm fire with a blanket and a cup of hot cocoa, but Icelanders have taken this cozy image to a new level. In Iceland, there is a lovely [...]

The Longest Night of the Year and Its Spiritual Meaning: How to Embrace the Power of Winter Solstice

By | 2017-08-14T23:15:57+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The longest night of the year is traditionally a time of spiritual significance when we can reflect, restore and find spiritual guidance for our lives. At the Winter Solstice, the sun is at its lowest point in the sky. On this, the longest night of the year, dormancy, darkness and cold reign. However, as the [...]

5 Reasons Why Introverts Love Autumn

By | 2017-08-14T23:14:28+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Introvert's World, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

If you are an introvert, then you probably love autumn, just like I do. I can say with certainty that it’s my favorite time of the year. There is nothing like the season of fallen leaves, rainy days and hours spent at home with a warm drink and a good book. While most people complain [...]

Top 5 Weirdest Christmas Traditions around the World

By | 2017-08-14T23:15:31+00:00 December 24th, 2015|Categories: Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , |

Christmas is mostly about celebrations, such as giving gifts, decorating the house or going to church. However, not everyone celebrates Christmas the same way. Let's take a look at some strange and bizarre Christmas traditions, unknown to most people around the world. 1. Decoration of banana and mango trees in India In India, Christmas is [...]

5 Reasons Why Fall Is the Best Time for Reflection and Self-Discovery

By | 2017-08-14T23:15:01+00:00 September 26th, 2015|Categories: Introvert's World, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , |

Growing up, I used to hate fall. For me, this time of the year was associated with the end of my carefree and joyful summer holidays and the beginning of a new cycle of challenges at school, paired with the cold and rainy weather, which made this back to school depression even more intense (I [...]

Where Did the Christmas Tradition Come From?

By | 2017-08-14T23:15:43+00:00 December 25th, 2012|Categories: Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

Decorating the Christmas tree and hiding gifts date back to thousands of years ago, long before the Christmas season was included in Christianity. Although Christmas traditions have a strong pagan background, they have undergone many changes over the years. “It is wrong to say that the modern Christmas came directly from pre-Christian traditions,” says [...]