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Unmasking Ourselves: Understanding Why We Act Differently Around Different People

The Many Masks We Wear: A Dive into Our Social Chameleons Ever caught yourself acting one way with your family, but completely different when you’re out with your mates or in the office? It’s not just you; it’s a universal …

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The Unexpected Renaissance of the Voice Message: A Retro Renaissance?

In an era where instant messaging reigns supreme and leaving a voicemail feels as archaic as dialling into the internet, something rather quaint is occurring. A chap named Dave recently left a voice message that has surprisingly stirred the digital …

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The Dawn Duel: Rituals of Success vs. The Myth of the Perfect Morning

In the quest to unravel the blueprint of success, one ritual towers above the rest: the morning routine. It’s a subject that has sparked debates from Silicon Valley to the bustling start-up hubs of London, dividing opinions sharply. At the …

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Anaphora and Epistrophe: The Rhythmic Pillars of Persuasive Oratory in History and Cinema

In eloquent oratory, anaphora and epistrophe serve as powerful rhetorical devices. Anaphora involves the repetition of a phrase at the beginning of consecutive clauses, while epistrophe repeats a phrase at the end. These techniques have been employed by a diverse …

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Queen of the Zebra Crossing: A Royal Stroll or Pedestrian Entitlement?

In the bustling urban theatre, a new protagonist takes the spotlight, boldly claiming her territory on the zebra crossings. Enter Sue, a woman whose life-long commitment to pedestrian rights has culminated in a rather unorthodox philosophy: “The zebra crossing is …

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The Enigma of Dr. Andrew Clarkson: I Guess a Tale of Expert Uncertainty

In the rarified world of professional consultancy, Dr. Andrew Clarkson stands out. Renowned for his depth of knowledge yet curiously beginning every response with “I guess”, he has become a figure of both intrigue and admiration within intellectual circles. Dr. …

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The Holiday Drive: Understanding ‘Highway Hypnosis’ on Those Long Journeys

With the holiday season upon us, many of us are hitting the road, often feeling a bit weary from all the festivities. It’s during these times that ‘Highway Hypnosis’ can sneak up on us – that peculiar state where we …

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The Great New Year’s Eve Showdown: Who Reigns Supreme in the Social Media Arena?

As the year draws to a close, a dazzling contest unfolds not on the streets, but in the digital realm of social media. The burning question: Who’s mastering New Year’s Eve, and who has the compelling photos to stake their …

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Navigating New Year’s Resolutions with Alan Watts: The Art of Subtle Change

The tradition of New Year’s resolutions is deeply embedded in many cultures, offering a yearly ritual for fresh starts, personal reflection, and an opportunity to recommit to growth. However, when viewed through the philosophy of Alan Watts, a British philosopher …

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Ever Noticed How You Suddenly See Things Everywhere? That’s the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon!

You know when you hear a new song, and suddenly it’s playing on every radio station, or you get a new tracksuit and then see everyone wearing it? Well, that’s not just a bunch of coincidences. It’s actually a thing …

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