Curiosities

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

The Indifference of Passive-Aggressive People

Passive-aggressive personalities often hide behind what looks like depression. They might seem fragile and in need of help, but the truth is that they have deliberate behaviors they pretend to be accidental. Their goal is to make you feel bad.…

Why is Sleeping Necessary?

Generally speaking, sleep is necessary for basic human functioning. Our body requires a period of rest and rejuvenation in order to revitalize and heal itself. This is why sleeping is so important. However, various arguments suggest that this isn’t the…

People Who Lack Empathy

Some people are lights in our lives, while others darken our path and make it difficult to travel. In the same way, there are people who would do unimaginable things to help us and others who wouldn’t move a finger…

Method of Loci: A Wonderful Mnemonic Device

The method of loci is a very ancient mnemonic device that can train our mind in the art of storing memories. It’s based on getting our brain to relate general data to specific places, physical routes, or determined paths where we place the inputs to be able…

5 Buddhism Tips to Manage Chaos

The world has never been a peaceful place. Each historic era has had its share of negative events. In the world we live in now, everything seems constantly chaotic. However, there are some Buddhism tips that can help us deal with chaos.…

Doxing and the Threat of Revealing Personal Information

Doxing comes from the word documents. It’s the combination of the abbreviation for documents (dox) and the suffix “ing”. In this Internet era, very few people don’t have a Facebook account, don’t have an online store, or don’t shop online. Information technology has made…

A Glimpse Into Criminality Through The Wire

HBO aired The Wire between 2002 and 2008. The series takes place in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. David Simon created the series. He worked for years as a journalist for The Sun newspaper. The series focuses on the slums of Baltimore, where there’s a…

Stendhal Syndrome

If you’re an art lover who gets easily overwhelmed by a beautiful work of art or get goose bumps when you walk into a museum, no worries! This is actually completely normal. However, there are certain people who can show…

5 Pilates Exercises for Beginners

Living in a stressful and hyper-connected world has made physical activity essential for well-being. Physical activity helps us relax, allows us to meet new people, and makes us produce adrenaline. In this regard, Pilates exercises for beginners are simple tools that…

Sense8, An Anthem of Love and Freedom

From the creators of The Matrix, Sense8 is a drama series about eight people who are connected telepathically. The Wachowski sisters directed and created this intense show. Like the rest of their work, we can define this series with one…

5 Piaget Quotes About Infancy and Learning

Jean Piaget was a well-known constructivist psychologist who worked in the fields of child psychology and learning. His studies and research were extremely influential in both evolutionary psychology and modern pedagogy. Piaget’s quotes are a clear example of his passion…

Pleasure and Purpose: The Ingredients to Happiness

Participating in activities that provide us with pleasure and purpose can increase our happiness. In fact, scientists agree that both pleasure and purpose are two fundamental ingredients to happiness.  But first we need to answer an important question: what is…

Black Swan: Dancing With Psychosis

Black Swan was one of the most highly-acclaimed films of 2010. This film starred Natalia Portman, who won the Oscar for Best Actress. The film also caused a lot of controversy because of Portman’s body double. She argued that she didn’t deserve the…

Anchoring Effect: Theories and Factors

Athlete Frank Tankerton said that “You can only learn if you open yourself up to different sources of information”. And yet, can the anchoring effect be a cognitive bias that promotes just the opposite in our mind? Are we fully…

Psychopathology and Cinema: Reality or Fiction?

Psychopathology has been very present in films. An endless number of movies have told us stories related to psychologists, psychiatrists, and above all, people who suffer from mental disorders. Even when the plot line isn’t directly related to psychopathology, psychology…

7 Tips for Parent WhatsApp Groups

Current technological advances allow us to be increasingly more involved in our children’s education. Nowadays, there are platforms to see their grades online and even notifications about the latest news related to their studies. The Internet has revolutionized the current…