The weird and mysterious feeling of ‘jamais vu’ (VIDEO)

Have you ever had that eerie moment where something incredibly familiar suddenly feels utterly foreign, as if you’re seeing it for the first time? This bewildering experience, known as jamais vu, turns everyday objects, places, and even people into total strangers. Unlike its creepy cousin déjà vu, jamais vu leaves you more frustrated than freaked …

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7 psychology hacks to (ethically) influence anyone (VIDEO)

In this video, the guys at Charisma on Command take a dive into “Influence” by Robert Cialdini – the classic book about the science of persuasion. The video explains 7 powerful principles like social proof, scarcity, consistency, reciprocity, authority, liking, plus the innovative concept of risk mitigation. Learning these principles not only demonstrate how to …

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How to pronounce aesthetic (and other tricky words)

How to pronounce - prejudiuce - poignant - ennui - aesthetic

If you’re like me you love discovering new words in books, in everyday conversation. Expanding your vocabulary just feels… nice. Like you’ve done something good for your brain. And having new words in your linguistic armory is a useful tool whenever you want to explain concepts that are hard to do in more mundane, common …

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The psychology of adult thumbsucking

Thumbsucking is a common, perfectly normal behaviour in babies and infants which most of us grow out of. But what does it mean when thumbsucking continues into adulthood? We take a dive into the psychology of adult thumbsucking and the causes, consequences and side effects. First off, let’s take a trip back to the womb…. …

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33 Most Overrated Things in 2024

Most overrated things 2023

This is my highly subjective, opinionated list of the most highly overrated things in 2024. Society and politics 1) A formal education Do you really need a college degree to get on in life these days? Well, if you want to become a surgeon, YouTube videos aren’t going to win over 8 years at med …

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Is reading subtitles good for your brain?

Is reading TV subtitles good for your brain?

Is reading subtitles good for your brain? Short answer, yes. Reading subtitles while you’re watching TV or a movie has multiple cognitive benefits; strengthening reading skills, boosting comprehension and attention to detail, and improving memory. Subtitles are back in fashion Subtitles are experiencing a renaissance. According to a recent survey 80% of 18-25 year olds …

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