Curiosities

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

How Does Eye Contact Work?

There’s a saying that states that “the eyes are the window to our souls.” Because through our eyes we can show others how we feel, both physically and emotionally. Furthermore, through your eyes, you can create a closer bond with the person you…

Camellia Sinensis: The Benefits of Tea

Today we’re going to talk about a drink that you’ve surely all heard about at least once. Knowing the scientific name of this plant is something we’ll leave to the scientists, we’re going to be referring to it simply as…

 7 Benefits of Reading

Reading influences your mind and life in many ways. However, on the physiological side of things, it has been proven that people who are active readers are capable of increasing their neural connectivity.A Additionally, on the emotional plane, it’s been…

4 Arabic Proverbs to Reflect Upon

Proverbs always leave us with some kind of lesson or reflection that is worth analyzing in detail. This time around we bring you some Arabic proverbs that we have adopted as part of our lives. Whether because of the importance…

Music: Therapy for the Soul

Remember for a second how it feels when you’re driving along and your favorite song is blasting on the radio. Or the feeling that invades you every time you listen to a song from your childhood. Or that melancholy that surrounds…

How to Activate Our Alpha Brain Waves

The electric impulses which the brain emits and which travel through our neurons are what we call our brain waves. We have four different kinds of brain waves. Those electric impulses that flow through our neurons serve to perform specific…

The Legend of the Blue Butterfly

There’s an Eastern legend that tells of a man who many years ago was widowed and left in charge of his two daughters. The two girls were very curious, smart and were always eager to learn. They constantly overwhelmed their…

The Pineal Gland: An Enigma of the Mind

The pineal gland has always sparked a lot of interest. Descartes said that this tiny gland located right in the center of the brain was the “seat of the soul,” the center that manages all of our thoughts. There are also those who call this…

It’s Okay to Be Different

It’s not necessarily bad for a child to feel different, since we’re all unique and special in our own way. But no parent can tolerate their child feeling less than everyone else. That’s why the parents of Charlotte Campbell didn’t hesitate to give…

33 Quotes by Einstein That Will Make You Think

We all know the outstanding Albert Einstein, with his works, theories and postulates. We also know he had a fierce intellect that nowadays has been confirmed as the foundation of the great history of this genius. But today I’d like to…

Zentangle: Drawing for Meditation

Zentangle is a method of drawing that involves geometric repetition. The object is to promote calmness and meditation through structured patterns that create beautiful images. The technique is easy to learn, and it’s also relaxing and fun! The creators, Maria Thomas and Rick…

12 Crafts that Activate Your Emotions

The things you do with your hands have a direct and immediate effect on your brain. A good amount of therapies use crafts as a way to channel problematic emotions and feelings. And this isn’t in vain. It’s a fact that…

Phi: The Golden Number, the Divine Ratio

I’m going to try to discuss this topic with the vocabulary and reasoning I now possess, knowing full well that it is not ornate enough to cover its complexities. I will move forward with careful short steps, as if I was…

The Role of The Mind In Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases remain to be a mystery to science. So far their symptoms and their development are known, but what produces them is still uncertain and most of them can be treated but not cured. There are hypotheses about it, but…

Frida Kahlo on Love and Life

Frida Kahlo lived an intensely emotional life full of precocious learning and controversial temptations. This filled her history with love, struggle, and hope, and showed the world a life beyond what everybody thought was possible. Born in Coyoacán (Mexico) in 1907 into a family of…