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Five Revealing Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

Arthur Schopenhauer was one of the most renowned German philosophers. The quotes we share here are gifts to those who want to learn from him and reflect from his thoughts. Schopenhauer admired Plato and Kant. Curiously enough, he was also influenced…

Seven Syndromes Named After Literary Characters

In the last century, recognition of mental illness has increased significantly. We used to consider these conditions unimportant or lump them all together into the same category. These days, we invest a lot more money in research for these illnesses and…

5 Historical Novels that Will Broaden Your Horizons

Historical novels are capable of transporting us to another time and place. A good historical novel has the potential to show us past realities. Moreover, by reading, we experience unknown cultures, exotic foods, unforgettable landscapes, and endearing personas. Historical novels paint…

7 Books that Help Overcome Anxiety

Let’s be honest. On a daily basis, most of us cope with a mind that wants to go faster than life. We have to deal with our fears, problems, and insecurities as well. One of the best ways to learn…

5 Book Quotes to Make You Reflect

Literature has always been used as a way to express the author’s emotions. From the scathing critiques in the Rome of Plautus and Terence and Shakespeare’s tragedies to Cervante’s windmills and Goethe‘s desperation, we have extracted some of the most iconic and…

7 Books that Help Overcome Depression

Books can be an excellent tool when it comes to dealing with depression. They help us understand our worst enemy a little better. They can give us more information about the reason for our persistent suffering and help us apply…

7 Benefits of Reading every Day

Now more than ever, books are accessible and even cheap. There are different formats (hardcover, paperback, mass market, digital) that have made it much easier for just about anyone to read. Books are accessible, they’re diverse… But how much time…

The 8 Best Books on Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis is a fascinating field: its theories and hypotheses are just captivating. Although that’s true, some books on psychoanalysis, especially by certain authors, might be a bit complicated at the beginning for anyone who isn’t familiar with the territory. Most of…

Books are Mirrors

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you”. This quote, from the book The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, speaks of how personal reading is. We all have such diverse tastes in books.…

The Boy Who Showed Us That Reading Is Medicine

This article aims to be a small tribute to Rubén Darío Ávalos, a Paraguayan boy who died at the age of 12 in Seville of a strange condition called histiocytosis. This little angel wrote stories and read the writings of…

7 of the Best Books on Meditation

Meditating doesn’t mean distancing yourself from the world; actually it means the exact opposite. It means getting closer to the world: understanding it, loving it and transforming it. The books on meditation we’ll list below can teach you how to do…

The 6 Best Books About Social Skills

Do you feel uncomfortable or insecure when relating to other people? Do you feel out of place when you’re at social gatherings? Here we’ve assembled a list of 6 excellent books about social skills for you to learn from. But remember:…

5 Books that can Ease Your Heartbreak

The ability to say a lot with very few words is a thing of geniuses. Geniuses such as Pablo Neruda. One of his most famous quotes says, “Love is so short and oblivion is so long…” Since not everyone is as bright as he was, some of us…

Carl Jung’s 11 Best Books

Carl Jung’s books go beyond a simple analysis of human behavior. He was a pioneer of deep psychology and a prolific author. His work contains a wonderful alchemy of psychoanalysis, spirituality, religion, philosophy, and the dream world. Few personalities stir…