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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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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 Subtle Art of Subtext: Stanislavski’s Legacy in Dialogue and Real Life

In the realm of communication, whether it be the exchanges of daily life or the crafted dialogues of film and theatre, there exists a layer of meaning that transcends the words spoken. This layer, known as subtext, plays a pivotal …

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Beyond the Romance: Rethinking Societal Norms on Love, Relationships, Self-Discovery, and the Valentine’s Day Paradigm

In an era deeply influenced by the narratives of romantic love, the pursuit of relationships, and the societal pressures to conform to certain ideals of partnership, we find ourselves at a crossroads. These narratives, perpetuated through advertising, media, and literature, …

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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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Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: The Power of Parental Suggestion

In a rather intriguing turn of events emerging from Newcastle, a child named Alex Johnson, aged 7, has reportedly experienced a ‘sweet dream’ subsequent to their parent’s seemingly innocuous nighttime farewell of “sweet dreams”. This incident has catalysed an intensive …

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Decoding Solomon’s Paradox: The Brain’s Tug of War Between Emotion and Logic

Ever wonder why you’re a guru in giving advice to friends but a novice in handling your own life’s puzzles? This curious mental tango is what we call Solomon’s Paradox. King Solomon: Wise for Others, Not for Himself Let’s start …

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Minds Entwined: The Philosophical Correspondence Between Descartes and Princess Elizabeth

The correspondence between René Descartes and Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia is a unique intellectual dialogue that transcends time. Their letters, rich in philosophical insight, defy the conventional boundaries of their era, particularly considering their age difference and societal norms. Who …

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Merry Click-mas: Navigating the New Norm of Digital Christmas Wishes

Gone are the days when Christmas meant a flurry of cards, each carefully chosen, handwritten, and lovingly sent through the post. In our fast-paced digital world, a sweeping trend has emerged: the mass ‘Merry Christmas’ message, broadcast across social media …

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