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How to Improve Your Conversation Skills with These 8 Science-Backed Hacks

By |2019-11-17T13:30:33+03:00November 17th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , |

Being an effective communicator is an essential skill to master to assist you in both your personal and professional life. However, having good conversation skills does not always come easily even though anyone can improve them. You may be looking for some help to make those awkward silences a thing of the past. We don't [...]

The Illusion of Truth and How Liars & Manipulators Are Using It to Trick You

By |2019-11-10T17:50:02+03:00November 16th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Maybe what you’re hearing is not factional information. You could be the victim of the illusion of truth. Truth is the truth and a lie is a lie, right? Well, it can get a little blurry at times. Yes, we all have problems with recognizing the truth from lies, but sometimes it’s because we’re dealing [...]

L’Esprit de l’Escalier: a State Every Introvert Has Experienced

By |2019-08-28T14:52:31+03:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , , |

There is a state that is experienced by introverts the world over. L’espirit de l’escalier is a French idiom meaning to have the wit of the staircase. Although it sounds like it means nothing, it is something we have all experienced. It is something we can all relate to, but which affects introverts more than [...]

14 Origins of Phrases You Probably Use Every Day but Had No Idea about

By |2019-06-20T17:15:53+03:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever walked into a tiny room and thought ‘I couldn’t swing a cat in here?’ Have you ever ‘rubbed someone up the wrong way?’ These are examples of phrases we use all the time, but do you know their origins? I love words. I love metaphors, words that come from foreign languages, I [...]

How Internet Communication Is Changing Our Perceptions of Life

By |2019-06-29T14:27:27+03:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Futurism & Technology, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Who doesn’t use the internet as a means of communication these days? But have you ever wondered about the effect it has on how we perceive life? Internet communication has risen drastically over the last couple of decades. More of us own mobile phones, computers and laptops. Social media sites are a marvellous way of [...]

13 Commonly Misused Words That May Belie Your Intelligence

By |2019-05-21T22:30:03+03:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our language is a wonderful tool. We use it to communicate our innermost thoughts and feelings. Writers in particular love to seek out words that add nuance and layers to their work. But in doing so, they can sometimes pick commonly misused words. It can be tempting to pop that unusual word into your blog [...]

23 Weird Words That Have Different Meanings to Those You Imagine

By |2019-05-09T17:24:51+03:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |

Our language is full of weird words that look as if they mean one thing but actually imply something completely different. For example, take the word bucolic. If you didn’t already know what this word meant, you might surmise that it was a medical word connected to an illness of the lungs perhaps. In actual [...]

27 Foreign Words You Didn’t Know You Were Using Every Day

By |2019-05-01T19:25:45+03:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , , , |

Some words are so intrinsically embedded into our unconscious that we don’t even realise they are foreign words. Take the internationally-known distress call of ‘May Day!’ for example. It derives from the French verb for help – 'aider'. In the 1920s, people were getting used to new international radio communications. A senior air traffic control [...]