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The Autonomy of Ideas: How Ideas Shape Humanity

The Autonomy of Ideas: How Ideas Shape Humanity

Ever thought about the idea that we don’t have ideas, but ideas have us? It’s a fascinating concept that flips our usual thinking on its head. Instead of seeing ideas as just products of our minds, it suggests they’re more …

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Local Man Stunned as Conversation Takes Unexpected Turn, Know What I Mean?

In a startling turn of events, Newcastle local Joe Miller found himself at a loss for words last Friday when a casual conversation took a bewildering twist. The usually unflappable Joe was left speechless after receiving an unexpected reply to …

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Navigating the Drama Triangle: Understanding Conflict in Human Interaction

In the realm of human dynamics, few models are as illuminating yet under-discussed as the Drama Triangle. Originally conceptualised by Stephen Karpman in the 1960s, this social model continues to offer profound insights into the roles people unconsciously assume during …

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Crossing Fingers for Luck: A Comprehensive Study Reveals No Link

In our modern, data-driven world, a comprehensive study conducted by the Global Research Centre for Probabilistic Phenomena (GRCP) has definitively shown that crossing your fingers for good luck has no effect on outcomes, leaving many to wonder about the persistence …

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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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Embracing the Cocoon Stage: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Transformation

In the tapestry of life, there are periods marked by visible achievements and outward progression. However, nestled between these vibrant threads are the quieter, less conspicuous phases that are equally vital to our personal growth and evolution. Among these is …

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Unravelling the Illusory Truth Effect: The Intersection of Repetition and Belief

In an era where information spreads faster than ever, understanding the forces that shape our beliefs is crucial. One such force is the illusory truth effect, a psychological phenomenon demonstrating how repetition can make statements appear more truthful, regardless of …

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Navigating Life’s Uncertainties: Embracing Stoicism and Buddhism in the Modern World Through the Lens of Spider-Man

In the realm of superhero cinema, profound life philosophies are often hidden beneath layers of action and fantasy. One such gem can be found in the recent Spider-Man films, specifically through the character MJ, portrayed with compelling nuance by Zendaya. …

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L’esprit de l’escalier: The Wit We Discover in Retrospect

In the labyrinth of human interaction, there lies a curious phenomenon, known elegantly in French as “L’esprit de l’escalier,” or “staircase wit.” It is a term that elegantly encapsulates the poignant irony of intellectual hindsight – the perfect riposte or …

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