No, we are not “from” apes

Toy pokemon ball
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You probably have heard of the term evolution from your high school science, right? A famous misconception about this theory is that it talks about how apes literally became man--that apes transformed from knuckle-walking organisms to bipedals that we are now. This is not the case. Although it covers the…


Let’s talk about your friends

It seems romantic relationships have been getting all the spotlight when it comes to topics like this. But it’s time we talk about relationships probably lasting longer than that with your significant other — your friendships.

Your friends are those who are there when your romantic life takes a fall…


Not quite figuratively. Here’s what they did

The toilet in Yoyogi Fukamachi Mini Park, designed by Shigeru Ban. Photo by Satoshi Nagare/The Nippon Foundation

How many times have you declined the call of nature just to avoid relieving yourself in a public toilet? Me? A lot of times. All the time, even. I mean, is it even safe? Is it clean? …


Four things you need to achieve your goal

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“What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work”.

Stephen King said so.

In a utopian world where everything is as we want it to be, he could not be any more accurate. After all, if one possesses great talent their neighbor wishes they…


You do remember when you were a student — your class would be given group work and your teacher would require you to assign a leader for each team. More often, the smartest of the group is unanimously voted because, well, they’re smart. …


How to deal with undying self-doubt; especially in the new normal this 2021

InnerSloth/screenshot by Jason Sheehan

I have read countless articles downplaying the urgency of the prevalence of what’s dubbed as “imposter syndrome”. Many have been insisting it’s just an excuse for being unproductive, or for not reaching your goals and satisfaction.

They’re wrong.

The pressure to do well during these stressful times has been pushing…


January 1st

(Inter)National Hangover Day

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Of course, you've had too much to drink.

Nothing's worth more a long-ass party with lots of drinks than kissing 2020 farewell. It's brought us a lot of emotions. Most of which we do not want to feel again for such a length of time.

Then the morning comes and…


It’s not quite New Year in one country yet.

I don’t know about you, but I love reading about all the small things that are useless to ordinary people like you and me. Except I’m extraordinary so I enjoy them. What about you?

Here are 21 random pieces of knowledge to make you extraordinary before 2021.

1. The lungs make blood.

2. There is a phase of matter called time crystals.

3. Water can exist in solid, liquid, and gas phases all at the same time.

It’s called the…


As long as it’s not animal milk; but which one?

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For the first six months of your life, milk has been what kept you alive. A baby doesn’t need anything else — no water, tea, porridge — for a mother’s milk is the safest and healthiest food for all children across the globe.

During the past decade, there has been…


Reconsider checking out your shopping cart

If you’re looking for a sign to purchase those items in your shopping cart, chances are, you don’t even need them. And by need, I mean, it is neither a necessity nor something you really really, really want.

Each passing day, a new product, an innovation, no matter how trivial…

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