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…

12 Quotes by Renowned Linguist, Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky, born in 1928 in Philadelphia, is a professor of linguistics at MIT and is one of the most prominent linguists of the twentieth century. His contributions in the field of linguistics have been fundamental in the development of computer…

Fly Like a Butterfly and Sting Like a Bee

As social beings, we’re told that we should define ourselves, express our opinions, fight, make our presence known…that we should live life to the max. But how can anyone do this if they don’t even know themselves? How is it possible to go through life both…

Are Left-Wing People Smarter?

“Everyday people fix their hair.. Why don’t they fix their hearts?” It seems like a smart saying, doesn’t it? These words came out of the mind of Ernesto Che Guevara, the famous revolutionist. Many other historic sentences have survived from…

7 Amazing Quotes for Reflection

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but words are priceless all on their own. There are words that go straight to the heart like darts. They excite us, they transport us to the past, to help us see…

5 Things Successful People Do Differently

  What is the secret to success? Just what do successful people do so differently from the rest of us? Is it a matter of habits, behaviors or attitude? Is it a matter of luck? Or maybe they were born…

5 Steps to Train Your Brain

Lately I stopped to think about how I could improve my intellectual abilities, looking to be much more flexible and faster when it comes to reasoning. Sometimes I ask myself the big question Am I using my brain properly? Or could…

3 Memorable Women in the Arts

In current times, females often find themselves in a constant struggle for their own identity and for reconciling various and different roles they must take on in their lives. This struggle would be more inspiring if, in present day society, the female icons…

The Myth of the Femme Fatale

The so-called “fatal woman” is a kind of “devourer of men.” She is both fascinating and terrible all at once. Although there are tales of characters like this throughout the mythology of Ancient Greece, this myth really took hold towards the end of…

The World Needs People Who Love What They Do

The world urgently needs people who love what they do. It needs vivid dreams, bright hopes, and infinite desire. It needs radiant hope, intense love, and continuous honesty. “The only way to do great work is to love what you…

Your Reality Is Not Mine

I am ready to share this reflection with you, going out on a limb simply so that you, the one sitting at the other end of the screen, do not share the same one, but it is part of this…

Curiosities of Freud’s Theory of the Unconscious Mind

Freud’s psychoanalytical theory has received strong rejections and produced debates around the validity of its methodology, but nobody can criticize that it represented significant advancements for philosophy, psychology, and scientific medicine in its time. Whether you consider it pseudoscience or science, Freud’s…

35 Quotes from a Peculiar Leader, José Mujica

You can agree or disagree with former Uruguayan president José Mujica. You can question his decisions, his politics, and even his image. But, if one thing was unique about him, it was his brilliant way of promoting a philosophy of…

The Kingdom of Women: The Amazing Mosuo Culture

There is a hidden place in the Himalayas, near Tibet in southwest China, where women have decided to never marry, but rather have children and be responsible parents…it is the culture of the Mosuo people. The Mosuo are a matriarchal culture who…

3 Buddhist Truths To Bring You Greater Peace

Many times you may think life is only unfair to you, and your attempts to change unfair situations don’t seem to have positive results. Today I would love to invite you to breathe, look inside of you, and discover the three truths from the Buddhist…

Time Spent With Cats Is Never Time Wasted

“Time spent with cats is never time wasted.” -Sigmund Freud- This quote from the father of psychoanalysis tells us something that most of us undoubtedly already know. However, sometimes something that is so ordinary, like spending time with cats, can reach a…

Sometimes It’s Smarter to Bet on Intuition

We all know what intuition is. If we reflect, we will discover how intuition has helped us in a great number of different situations, especially at times when we are not provided with sufficient information but we have to make a decision anyway.…