Culture

In this culture section, you’ll find the latest news about psychology. Discover more about literary topics, articles, philosophy, and explore our stories and reflections. Because there’s no better way to stimulate the mind than culture in all its different forms: cinema, music, books…

The Ensō Circle: A Zen Symbol of Enlightenment

In Zen Buddhism, the ensō circle symbolizes simplicity and harmony. Only those who keep an open mind and enjoy internal balance are able to trace this perfect circle, which shall never be closed. Buddhist teachers often say that it’s impossible…

The Five Benefits of Lu Jong

Lu Jong comes from the words Lu “body” and Jong “training” or “formation” in the Tibetan language. Therefore, it’s the practice of caring for your body by training your various dimensions. This technique originated among the Tibetan monks in the…

Five Keys to Healthy Aging

Nothing can stop time or its effects. Aging is a part of life, and no one should feel ashamed or afraid of it. In fact, life expectancy is increasing, which means that many people are living very long lives. Thus,…

Ulysses Syndrome: A Modern Problem

Ulysses syndrome, also known as Immigrant Syndrome of Chronic and Multiple Stress, manifests in people who leave their home to immigrate to a new place. It’s more than the typical grief people experience when they find themselves in an unfamiliar place. Ulysses…

Myths and Facts about Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a sacred plant for several ancestral communities of Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru, among others. It has hallucinogenic effects similar to those of the so-called “psychedelic drugs”. People use this entheogen to elaborate a compound called ‘yagé’ from the…

Malala Yousafzai: A Young Human Rights Advocate

Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of 17. In fact, she’s the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. This young activist and human rights advocate fights for the education of young girls around the world. Malala…

What Is Mansplaining?

Mansplaining is when a man seems unusually condescending or patronizing, especially towards women. This phenomenon references those who follow a more traditional way of behaving and thinking. Although it’s usually subtle, this type of behavior is commonly related to machismo.…

Five Types of Meditation and their Benefits

People can meditate in different ways, as there are many different types of meditation. Meditating is like praying or reflecting. It’s often practiced in silence. Nowadays, the definition of meditation is broader since it includes non-religious practices. It’s simply a…

Wabi-Sabi: The Beauty of Imperfection

Wabi-sabi is a Zen concept that refers to the ability to see the beauty in imperfections. It’s an Eastern philosophy that’s a tool for personal development that can help people lead happy and peaceful lives. In fact, wabi-sabi is the…

Five Reasons to Start Drinking More Water

Health experts and professionals agree that drinking enough water every day is extremely important. As poet and essayist W.H. Auden said, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” However, water does a lot more for you than ensure your…

The Straw Man Fallacy

Arguing with some people can be very nerve-racking. Instead of using rational arguments or sticking to the facts, sometimes your opponent might use disingenuous claims or appeal to emotions instead of reason. Some people also resort to the straw man…

Mary Wollstonecraft: The First Feminist

Back when feminism wasn’t as well-known as it is today, when women had no place outside the home, Mary Wollstonecraft trying to change that. The mother of Mary Shelley (who wrote Frankenstein), Mary Wollstonecraft, was a unique woman: a philosopher, writer,…

What Are Histamines and How Do They Work?

No doubt you’ve heard of histamine or antihistamines before. These two substances are directly related to allergies and allergy treatment. However, you probably don’t know exactly what histamines do or why they can cause such strong reactions to food, plants, or…

The Three Men: A Tale about Humbleness

This inspiring tale is of three men who lived with their families in a small village that was affected by drought. Once the summer came, the lack of water became overwhelming. No one knew what to do. The three good men…