Curiosities

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

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…

8 of Schopenhauer’s Rules to Being Happy

Schopenhauer’s rules to being happy arose from the German philosopher who was noted for his pessimism. His ideas revolved around the theory that happiness is no more than an artificial illusion. In fact, after the philosopher’s death, a manuscript was…

Emotional Abuse and Anxiety: How Are They Related?

Anxiety is a common symptom that people who have suffered from abusive relationships get. However, not all abuse in relationships is physical. There’s another type of abuse that’s also very common: emotional abuse. This type of abuse has serious and…

Learning to Love According to Erich Fromm

According to Erich Fromm, people must celebrate love every day as a liberating and enriching act. The people who manage to learn to love in a mature and conscious way understand that love isn’t possession nor conditions. Love is caring and a firm desire…

The Japanese 5S Method to Harmonize Life

The Japanese 5S method is composed of five basic principles that can improve our quality of life. Said principles are built on two foundations: order and cleanliness. This Japanese technique can be applied in our work or personal life. Many…

What is Midorexia?

Age and our perception of it, whether we feel older or younger than we actually are, affects our way of thinking and behaving. Midorexia manifests as a self-esteem crisis that makes a person try to preserve their youth. According to Daniela…

Henko: Changing Without Going Back

Henko is a Japanese word that refers to a transformative change where there’s no possibility of going back to how we once were. In many cases, it represents an advancement in our personal growth. It’s proof that we should be able…

Cerebral Lobes: Characteristics and Functions

Everything we are is in our brain. This amazing and immensely complex organ is a reflection of our successful evolutionary history as a species. The human brain is categorized into four different cerebral lobes. Our conscience resides in these lobes.…

Maria: The Story of a Transsexual Child

Sexuality has many dimensions. One of those dimensions is transsexuality. A transsexual person has a biological identity but doesn’t identify with that gender. They seek to acquire characteristics of the sex they identify with. For example, we could say that a transsexual…

Physical Exercise to Help Overcome Addiction

It’s common knowledge that exercise has many physical and mental health benefits. In addition, physical exercise can help overcome many problems, including addiction. This isn’t a hypothesis or a theory, it’s what various investigations show. Most of the treatments for addiction…

Lenore Walker’s Cycle of Abuse

Lenore Walker’s theory, the cycle of abuse, states that there are four phases in all abusive relationships. This researcher and psychologist has been studying this type of abuse for over forty years. He believes that it’s possible to dismantle violence.…