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How to overcome herd mentality and not be sheeple

In order to stay sane our brains creates the illusion that all our thoughts are completely rational and independent. But, no matter how independent-minded you think you are, it is easier – and unknowingly more seductive – to follow a widely-accepted dogma, than create your own.

The Book

The Book An exciting journey through history, socio-economic discourse and philosophical discussion. This book will guide you, using a holistic approach, to finding true happiness. It has the potential to […]

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Things to be Grateful For

It’s become a well-accepted concept that practicing gratitude, whether it’s internalized or externalized, can have a number of positive psychological effects. Multiple studies found that people who express gratitude experience overall better well-being and higher levels of positivity whether they started out with mental health issues or not.

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Happy Valentine’s Day Message

Happy Valentine’s day! The 14th of February is that special time of the year when we celebrate love and romance, a day when restaurants are booked up and chocolate sales go through the roof! To understand why it is celebrated it is helpful to understand it’s history, how the traditions of Valentine’s Day started, and the importance of love.

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The Art of Being Still

Stillness means to be steady while the world spins around you. Socrates tells us that philosophy begins with wonder, and wonder is rooted in stillness. Other philosophers from various schools of thought have come to a similar conclusion, namely that the ultimate destination in our life journey is to master the stillness that is required to become master of our own life.

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Life’s Better in a Bikini

“Life’s better in a bikini.” Why do women wear bikinis? “Bikinis, as being comforting and empowering, they are just so darn comfortable and practical – at the beach or for […]

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8 Types of Love – Which One Are You?

Falling in or out of love is one of the strongest emotions that people can experience. Love can be kind. Love can be cruel. Love is everything. Love has been called “one of the most studied and least understood areas in psychology.”

Author joanne reed this is your quest Who knows whats good or bad?
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Who Knows What’s Good or Bad? A Blessing in Disguise

Sometimes its difficult to know what’s good or bad. Being wise is a good quality, most of us don’t think of ourselves in those terms, we prefer giving those attributes to some ancient philosophers, sages, or monks. However, each of us harbor bits and pieces of wisdom that lay deep inside of us; but if we work on this a little, we can bring those morsels of wisdom to the surface.

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Want a Wheely Good Time? Embrace the Skate Aesthetic

Since stay-at-home measures took effect this spring, sports like bicycling and roller skating have been making a comeback. As a lot of places people go to entertain themselves; the bar, the club – or more age appropriately – restaurants, gyms, movie theaters are closed; the itch to get outside has driven a revival in roller skating. So, if you want a wheely good time, embrace the skate aesthetic!

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How to React to Different Types of Criticism; the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly

There are different types of criticism, but all criticism hurts. It can hit you when you are at work, at home, or just happily checking social media. Criticism can provide helpful feedback, but it can also ruin your day and seriously shake your self-esteem. We all know what it is like to be criticized and have all succumbed to the temptation of lashing out at to offer our unrestrained opinion about something someone did or didn’t do.

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What is critical thinking?

Critical thinking means many things, but at heart, it is a search for the truth. Critical thinking helps us determine what is real and what it is not. But before we are able to exercise your cognitive ability to think critically, we need to have a certain base of knowledge as a starting point.

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Do Clicks Matter?

Are you wasting your time on social media, or can it bring about social justice? For me, the first case where I really noticed how much a difference online communities can make was for Ahmed Aubrey.