Curiosities

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

What Factors Influence Our Mood?

Mood isn’t only what makes us smile or laugh out loud. Generally, it’s related to an external thing (situation, place, other people, etc.) or internal thoughts. It refers exclusively to internal feelings, which are subjective. It doesn’t cover the external…

The Snowflake Generation

The snowflake generation or millennial generation consists of those who reached adulthood in the decade of 2010. It’s a term that older generations use due to the supposed ‘volatility’ or ‘fickleness’ that characterize those who belong to this generation. According to the media, the snowflake generation…

Six Work Motivation Techniques

Work motivation is an important aspect. Although people tend to believe that it’s always there, the reality is that in many cases it’s not. Nevertheless, the good news is that we can increase our work motivation if we make the right…

Late Adolescence: An Increasingly Common Phenomenon

Age is becoming less and less important in today’s world. We’ve discovered that life doesn’t necessarily conform to the theoretical frameworks we’ve designed. The phenomenon of late adolescence proves it. First of all, we have to mention that adolescence is that…

How Does Job Insecurity Affect Your Health?

In recent years, there have been many recessions in many countries. One of the most common results of a recession is job insecurity. Fewer stable jobs and more part-time jobs or contract work affect those who are at the highest…

The Effects of Pesticides on the Brain

The effects of pesticides on the brain can be quite serious, especially when the individual is exposed to them for a long time. Each year, the chemical industry recalls hundreds of products from the market because they realized they had…

How Stress During Pregnancy Affects Your Baby

When you’re pregnant, getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, and exercising are all very important. But what about emotions? What role do they play? As it turns out, there’s a relationship between a pregnant mother’s emotional state during gestation…

Moralization Is a Type of Violence

Moralization is a form of psychological violence that usually goes unnoticed. Imposing values or principles onto others is in many cases considered heroic. Thus, sometimes aggressive and humiliating attitudes are admired and defended.  People who resort to moralization justify themselves…

The Four Most Common Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common sources of discomfort. Although their cause may be uncertain, their symptoms can indicate the type of headache you’re having. Therefore, to treat the discomfort effectively, it’s important to determine the type of headache that’s tormenting…

Five Wonderful Kenzaburō Ōe Quotes

Many of Kenzaburō Ōe’s quotes are a reflection of his personal tragedies and the terrible things he has witnessed in his life. Kenzaburō Ōe is one of the most important and profound writers of the 20th century. Kenzaburō Ōe was born in a…

When Your Family Affects Your Relationship

If your family affects your relationship, things can get very complicated. You might have to learn to deal with situations that you weren’t prepared for and didn’t ask for. Although we might not think about it this way, when you…

The Work Zombie

Work zombies exists in every professional setting. We recognize them instantly because they always appear to be very busy. However, in reality, all a work zombie does is delegate responsibilities to other people. They’re ineffective and bad teammates but somehow know how…

The Life of Franz Kafka

At the end of the 20th century, a poll asked people to choose who they believed was the most important writer of the millennium. Franz Kafka, the child of Shakespeare, Goethe, and Cervantes, won by a landslide. Kafka touched humanity…

Five Interesting Antonin Artaud Quotes

Antonin Artaud’s quotes are beautiful. Antoin explored practically all literary genres, although he became famous as a poet and playwright. As a matter of fact, he’s known as the creator of the Theater of Cruelty. One can say that all modern theater…

When You’re Your Own Worst Enemy

Have you ever felt that you were your own worst enemy? There’s no doubt that living a full life and achieving our desires isn’t easy. In fact, this is a journey with a beginning, but no end. On the other hand,…