Curiosities

Human beings are naturally curious. Here you’ll find less common topics like curiosities, rankings, lists and items of general interest.

Dream Catcher: A Beautiful Lakota Legend

The legend of the dream catcher comes from the Lakota tribe, an ethnic group that encompasses part of the Sioux and lives on the banks of the Missouri River in the USA. They’re the same people who starred in Dances with Wolves, a…

The Tree of Wishes, An Osho Story

The tree of wishes is one of Osho’s best-known stories. Osho was one of the most important religious leaders of the 20th century. He was considered a spiritual teacher, in spite of his harsh criticism of Mahatma Gandhi and other leaders…

The Power of the Duchenne Smile

Some say that the Duchenne smile is the most genuine smile. Its magic dazzles us and transmits positive emotions. Thus, out of all the expressions the human face can reflect, this is undoubtedly one of the most attractive and striking…

The Enteric Nervous System: The Second Brain

The enteric nervous system is often considered our ‘second brain’. It’s a complex network of more than a hundred million neurons that cover specific areas such as the small intestine and colon. Additionally, this system is capable of acting independently of…

The Legend of Sakura: A True Love Story

The legend of Sakura takes place hundreds of years ago in ancient Japan. At that time, the feudal lords fought terrible battles where many humble fighters died, immersing the whole country in sadness and desolation. There were few moments of peace.…

How Friends Defined a Generation

The sitcom Friends defined a generation of young people. It first aired in 1994 and tells the story of six twenty-something friends who get together in a small café. Living as young people in New York, their lives are simple and complicated at the…

6 Simple Meditation Exercises

Stress, like energy, builds up. The paradox is that by increasing the levels of the former, you decrease the levels of the latter. Additionally, both stress and energy can feed off of various sources. Stress, for example, can build up…

Beautiful Persian Proverbs About Love

Some Persian proverbs about love date back 1,000 years. That shouldn’t be surprising considering that Persian culture is made up of many cultures. Each of these cultures offered its own wisdom and their combination created a splendid and interesting society. Although…

How to Change a Habit in 6 Steps

Changing a habit is a real challenge, especially if it’s deeply rooted. However, we can all identify a habit we’d like to change. When a new year arrives, we all make resolutions to start or stop doing something. The truth…

The Magical Effect of Reading on Our Brain

When we read novels, fiction stories, and essays, we imagine situations, scenarios, and characters. By turning their pages, we create mental images of faces, dresses, landscapes, spaces, and distances. And that’s where the magical effect of reading begins in our…