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Speaking of Europe in the 14th century, people often think of the plague, insurrections, schism in the Church, and other negative labels. For the most part, it was a time of violence, misery and suffering, as well as darkness and chaos. People tend to use the word “dark” to describe it, but this is inherently biased and too generic. That’s why we n…
 
This book is about a revolutionary topic: childhood emotional neglect. This is a psychological phenomenon rarely examined in mainstream publications. It explains how a person's lack of parental emotional feedback in childhood directly impacts their psychological state in adulthood. It also examines the relationship between parenting styles and the …
 
Alfred Hitchcock’s movies always manage to keep the audience on the edge of their seats through series of climactic sequences. The British director is known for his ability in creating stories filled with suspense, thanks to his ability to control the feelings that we, as humans, all share. Hitchcock has a methodology that favors the effective deve…
 
The Great Gatsby describes American society during the 1920s. After the First World War, the US economy was booming. Evidence of lavish entertainment and celebration could be seen everywhere. And many people indulged their hedonistic, decadent lifestyles, straying from traditional moral and ethical constraints. Fitzgerald christened this era the “J…
 
Many people are familiar with the topic of psychology. It is often in the spotlight nowadays. Psychology-related content is everywhere on the Internet, including courses, videos, books, and articles. All of them discuss one public concern after another, and we all turn to psychology to find answers in our seemingly meaningless lives. But, are we de…
 
We live in an era of uncertainty. Everyone must make decisions whether they like it or not. We make both big and small decisions every day, whether we’re playing chess or looking for a job. Should you compete for that promotion? Who would be the best teammate for your casual basketball game? Strategic thinking exists everywhere and anytime in our w…
 
Everyone needs love. Everyone is potentially able to love; yet, especially in our fast-paced era, a time of uneasiness and uncertainty, not everyone understands love. Love may often be accompanied by pervasive feelings of insecurity. Multiple dating and matchmaking websites have emerged to take advantage of people’s anxieties around love. Striking,…
 
To make the world a better place, we are often told to take the ethical action, get the right result, and constantly seek the beauty of humanity through justice. But things are not always black and white. At times we may feel although every choice has a logical aspect, it also brings some problematic repercussions. In such circumstances, we postula…
 
If someone asks, "What is the single most important organ in our body?" Many of us will answer that it is our brain, and you’d be correct. But thank about it, how did you take in their question? How did you come up with a response? What allowed you to move your mouth, lungs and vocal chords to answer? That’s right, it was your brain. As the most im…
 
The Information Age considers the economy and technology to be the driving forces of development. And so, society considers the rational left brain more important and emphasizes its analytical reasoning and logical thinking abilities. But as society enters a new age, it has begun to require more creative and meaningful thinking skills. Relying on t…
 
The author, Robert Gerwarth, argues that the end of World War One failed to bring about lasting peace. After the First World War, new regimes and wars sprung up throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Conflicts arouse amidst the turbulent political environment between nation-states and competing ideologies of the time. Radical fascist ideas found fe…
 
The existentialist philosopher Albert Camus wrote The Stranger when he was twenty-six years old. When it was published, the novel was soon a huge success. It laid the foundation for Camus’ renowned writing career. Within a few years of its publication, The Stranger had received widespread acclaim in the literary world. Reviewing the novel, critic M…
 
Hemingway was born in 1899, in Oak Park, Chicago. During his life, he fought in both World Wars as well as the Spanish Civil War, which inflicted tremendous damage on him both physically and psychologically. The wars opened his eyes to a world filled with violence and bloodshed, giving him a bleak and pessimistic world view. Following the First Wor…
 
The author, Marie-Henri Beyle, is better known by his pen name “Stendhal.” He was born in 1783 in the city of Grenoble in southeastern France. His mother passed away before he turned eight. After his mother’s death, his upbringing was severe. It caused him to develop a gloomy personality. He grew to resent his lawyer father and his strict tutor, a …
 
In nature, most showy and beautiful creatures exist for the sake of sex. Plants, in order to spread pollen to as many mates as possible, produce gorgeous blossoms that attract bees. Some animals use their splendid appearances to attract attention from the opposite sex, while others become extremely talented singers or dancers. Every note and every …
 
The book expounds on the important insight that people are intrinsically moralistic, critical, and judgmental. Haidt argues that morality is a key difference separating humans from other animals. that it is a natural process we are all designed to “do.” But morality resembles taste – everyone’s taste is different. Taste is influenced by people’s ba…
 
The concept of Emotional intelligence, also known as EQ, was first proposed by two psychologists, John Mayer and Peter Salovey. Daniel Goleman, this book’s author, agrees with this concept and argues that emotional intelligence consists of five aspects: knowing one’s emotions, managing emotions, motivating oneself, recognizing emotions in others, a…
 
Speech has always been an important weapon for spreading ideas, influencing others, and standing out in political struggles. Confucius, a great thinker and educator in ancient China, traveled to multiple countries for decades, persuading monarchs and subjects with excellent speech skills and resulting in the wide spread of Confucianism, which still…
 
In December 2017, a statistic showed that 43% of 'Fortune 500' company founders were from an immigrant background. In the top 35 companies, immigrant backgrounds accounted for 57% of founders. Why do people from immigrant backgrounds have such outstanding business success? This is because the experience gained from immigration matters. By crossing …
 
Maye Musk is Elon Musk’s mother who attributes his success to her and the way she has nurtured and influenced him. Elon Musk has publicly stated numerous times that his mother is his hero. Born in Canada, Maye immigrated to South Africa with her parents when she was only 2 years old. She became a model at fifteen, won a beauty pageant at twenty-one…
 
It has happened to many of us: we were passionate, ready to devote ourselves to our dreams, but we gradually lost our way, forgetting what we wanted in the beginning as we become too busy tackling our lives’ everyday problems. Tommy Caldwell, a legendary climber, has gone all the way to transform himself for what he loves. Caldwell never gave up hi…
 
Before we begin, we need to distinguish between a depressive mood and clinical depression. Despair is a common emotion. For example, if we plan to go hiking with our friends, and they tell us before we set out that they have to cancel, we may feel upset. Or, we may have secretly worked out for a month, in an effort to impress our friends, but they …
 
When it comes to quality sleep, you may say, I know! Sleeping eight hours a night is enough. But you know what? The eight hours of sleep theory has not been scientifically proven, and if you are constantly obsessing over getting a full eight hours of sleep every night, you might end up more stressed about not sleeping enough on the days you are too…
 
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a condition characterized by difficulties regulating emotion. If a relationship with a certain person has made you feel like you are constantly treading on thin ice and as a result, you’re left utterly exhausted, but, at the same time, you feel you cannot just let go and walk away, the other person is very l…
 
Health has long been a topic of discussion for humanity, as it is one of the biggest issues that affects people’s lives. However, the situation is hardly optimistic, with chronic diseases showing a blowout trend, medical expenses becoming increasingly high, and drug-induced diseases remaining too frequent. One main reason for this state of affairs …
 
If we were to compress Earth’s 4.6 billion years of history into one single, ordinary day, the first primitive signs of life would emerge at about four o’clock in the morning. Single-celled organisms appeared early but it was not until half past eight that large quantities of microbes started to grow. The first batch of sea plants would come into b…
 
The novel tells the story of an aristocratic youth Dorian Gray, who is handsome in his appearance and pure at heart. But, under the seduction of a hedonist, Lord Henry Wotton, he makes a pact, trading his portrait image for his soul in exchange for eternal youth. Blessed with youth without consequence, Dorian Gray descends into an abyss of sin and …
 
Without having watched a single Major League Baseball game, you probably still know the New York Yankees since they often get mentioned in Hollywood movies. As the wealthiest team, they inject enough money into their team, attracting a lot of fans who want to experience their games and outstanding records. They also use numerous advertising opportu…
 
The story of Tess relates the tragic life of a pure woman beset by hardships, suffering, and abuse. The book’s heroine, Tess, is born into a poor peasant family, victims of the economic recession that hit Europe in the 1870s, known as the Long Depression. Tess's father stumbles upon the knowledge that he may be a descendant of the noble d'Urbervill…
 
The first business leader to be labeled "paranoid" was Andrew Grove, the book's author. Grove was the most legendary CEO in Intel's history. In 1968, Grove participated in the founding of Intel Corporation.He single-handedly built Intel into one of the world's largest technology companies. The term "paranoid" in this book refers to the ability and …
 
The novel Crime and Punishmentis written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, who was a realist writer. Alongside Leo Tolstoy and Ivan Turgenev, he was one of the three towering figures of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Crime and Punishment is one of his most celebrated works and is widely acknowledged as a masterpiece. The novel explores social psycholog…
 
This book aims to help us achieve success, but it’s doing so through a different perspective from other similar books. Some books focus on the duration and efficiency of practices, like the best-selling book Peak, while others focus on how to enter the best mental state during practices, including Flow and Stealing Fire. This book, unlike those, te…
 
Think about this question first: Do you look forward to living the good life after retirement? What is it like? Maybe you have planned on playing games all day, are keen to pack your bag and travel the world, or maybe write a memoir of your own. No matter what your answer is, you should think again about this kind of deferred-life plan, that is, th…
 
As children develop and grow, they sure can cause a series of headaches to their parents. Tantrums, for example, are a common episode. Infants’ interpersonal relationships can also unfold many issues. Imagine that, a moment ago, your child and their friend were seen happily sharing their toys together. As soon as you turned your back, though, the k…
 
This book talks about the difficulties and development restrictions women around the world are facing right now, but also is the stories of people working to improve conditions and remove the restrictions. This book is written by Melinda French Gates. The first thing her name usually brings to mind is her former husband, Bill Gates, who founded Mic…
 
Speaking of anger, how is your state of mind? Do you experience anxiety, irritability, pain or the inability to communicate? Anger tells us that because of forces we can’t control, we’re not in control of our lives, that we’ve screwed everything up. It tells us that because we feel powerless, violated, misunderstood, and oppressed, we are helpless.…
 
Nowhere is organization more important than in warfare. However, the ever changing nature of a modern battlefield was causing major problems for today’s soldiers. This was the situation faced by the American troops in Iraq during the Gulf War. Al-Qaeda's operations against American forces were unpredictable, haphazard, and lethal. Moreover, Al Qaed…
 
The author of this book is probably no stranger to you – James Collins is the renowned author of business bestsellers Built to Last and Good to Great, the first focused on how to build a superior company, the second on ‘phoenixes’, ordinary companies that become great. In How the Mighty Fall, he explores instead the stories of once superior compani…
 
The author of the book is a renowned master of modern horror, Stephen King. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the name, you have probably seen or heard of two most famous movie adaptations: The Shawshank Redemption and The Shining. King has written about 200 short stories and more than 60 novels. And Hollywood has scrambled to cash in on those great t…
 
In recent years, people’s pace of life is accelerating, and the pressure of competition is also increasing. This leads to frequent occurrences of depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders. According to the Global Emotions Report conducted by the analytics company Gallup, over the years, the social negative mood index of global respondents has…
 
In the year 793 CE, ships with dragons and snakes on their prows appeared on the north coast of England, sneaking up on the island where the famous Lindisfarne Priory was located. The invaders jumped onto the shore and broke down the monastery gates. They beheaded every monk, tore down the gorgeous tapestries, and razed the altars. The island was i…
 
The human body is a fascinating and beautiful machine. Whether it’s the brain, a wrinkled blob resembling overcooked Jell-O pudding that gives us our ability to think; our skin that protects us from heat, cold, and does its best to self-repair cuts and bruises; the heart with its never ceasing beating, transfusing blood to the other organs of our b…
 
The author of this book, John Doerr, is a partner and chairman of the venture capital firm KPCB, he is also a director at Google. “OKR” stands for objectives and key results. Doerr puts a lot of emphasis on how OKR can be successfully implemented in an organization. OKR is about alignment, about aiming at the same goal, and it requires everyone to …
 
As a pioneer in the study of radioactivity, Madame Curie’s achievements are widely known. From an early age, she displayed a strong thirst for knowledge and an exceptional capacity for learning. She received her bachelor’s degree from Sorbonne University, and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Paris. She was proficient in seve…
 
David Ogilvy, the founder of the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather and the author of Ogilvy on Advertising, once published a classic car ad in a newspaper. Above the ad copy was a picture of a Rolls-Royce, with a person sitting in the back seat looking out the window. The caption below read: "At 60 miles an hour the loudest noise in the new Rolls-…
 
Michelangelo Buonarroti was a great sculptor and painter during the Italian Renaissance. Along with Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, the three artists are collectively known as the “three great masters” of the High Renaissance. Michelangelo had many talents, including sculpture, drawing, and architecture. Among his most celebrated works, his sculptur…
 
Elizabeth Holmes founded a company called Theranos. This company claimed that they produced a magic box. Whenever you feel physically unwell, all you need to do is to open this magic box, use the needle on top to prick your finger, let a drop of blood fall into the box, and this magic box will provide over two hundred professional test results. Eli…
 
In today’s competitive market, we often see companies equipped with cutting-edge technology, more capital and better talent still falling behind their competitors in terms of revenue and customer growth. Likewise, the imaginary, Silicon Valley-based software company presented in this book, DecisionTech Inc., boasts an accomplished, prestigious exec…
 
Informed by rich historical research, this book lets us look at salt from a whole new perspective. One of the most common seasoning products today, we are so familiar with salt that we often give its existence for granted, until a natural disaster or other emergencies hit and people rush to the supermarkets to hoard it up. Maybe it is only during d…
 
You may have heard of the Auschwitz Concentration Camps, where German Nazis performed unspeakable acts of ethnic cleansing against the Jews during the Second World War. Over the course of this calamity, about six million Jews lost their lives to the scourge of Nazism. Six million is a figure that we as bystanders are used to applying in a generaliz…
 
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