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6 Paintings That Tell A Lot About the Past

Many famous paintings hide much more in themselves than you expect to see. On their canvases, artists manage to reliably show the events of the past, ancient traditions and people’s way of life. 

We know famous paintings that tell more about people’s lives in the past than history books.

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Mind Games: 4 Books to Help You Make Better Use of Your Own Brain

Who are we, what do we do and why?

Our most mysterious organ, the brain, is responsible for these thoughts. We publish a review of books for connoisseurs of popular science literature. They will appeal to those who want to easily learn to understand the most complex organ of their body and unleash its full potential.

You will learn how your lifestyle affects the brain and what positive changes you can bring to your life using the achievements of the wonderful world of neuroscience.

The authors of the books are available to talk about complex processes: cognition and perception, addiction and sleep, emotions and disorders, and also tell how this knowledge can be applied in life.

“Dreaming on Both Sides of the Brain. Discover the Secret Language of the Night”

Doris E. Cohen

Dreams are the secret language of the human subconscious. Every year we have about two or three thousand dreams.

What information do they carry and how do they affect your life?

In this book, experienced psychotherapist Doris Cohen will help you learn to reveal the meaning of your dreams to yourself.

The author offers a seven-step method of remembering dreams and studying them. By following these simple steps, you will be able to get a clearer idea of ​​your own subconscious life and, as a result, better understand your life in the real world.

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“The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides”

Mariano Sigman

This book is a journey into the mysterious processes that take place in our brains.

The author enthusiastically talks about the possibilities of the mind, about how we make decisions, dream and trust our statements.

Through the achievements of physics, linguistics, psychology, pedagogy and other disciplines, Sigman explains why people who speak several languages ​​are less likely to develop dementia, how newborns, not yet able to speak, distinguish between good and evil, how intuitive decisions depend on our the body, how out pupils betray our actions.

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“Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better”

Wendy Suzuki, Billie Fitzpatrick

The professor of neuroscience and psychology believes that in adulthood you can radically change your life and become the best version of yourself.

The author clearly tells the history and modern achievements of the science of the brain, explains the functions of its various parts and reveals the impact of exercise on the brain.

The book contains useful “concussions” – life hacks that activate the work of various brain structures and improve memory.

You will learn more about how to activate mental activity, find interesting facts about memories and our reaction to stress, creative thinking, as well as more about meditation and pleasure systems.

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“The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity”

Norman Doidge

In this innovative book, the author shows how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing works.

Norman Doidge talks about the incredible ability of the brain to change its own structure in response to activity and mental experience.

The author describes the natural ways of working the brain, which provide energy that blows around – light, sound, vibration and sound. Doidge investigated cases when patients relieved chronic pain, recovered from strenuous strokes, brain injuries and learning disorders, and overcame deficits.

The reader will learn how to significantly reduce the risk of dementia and other diseases with the help of simple approaches that can be used by anyone.

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11 Facts About Mackenzie Scott, Ex-Wife of Amazon Founder, Who Donated $6 Billion in 6 Months

Mackenzie Scott is the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, a writer and philanthropist. She is in 22nd place on the list of the richest people on the planet. But the huge fortune did not change the 50-year-old woman: she leads a very quiet and non-public life, and gives most of her money to charity, which has made her one of the most generous people in the world.

We never cease to amaze strong women with big hearts, so we decided to find out the details of Mackenzie Scott’s life.

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What Actresses Looked Like Before Botox and Plastic Surgery

Modern actresses are always admired. You look at them and think: “Well, how beautiful they are!” And it seems that there have never been more beautiful women. However, in fact, in the last century, there were also many women who were famous for their outstanding looks. 

We love beauty, so we decided to show you the actresses of the past, whose fame about their beauty and talent resounded all over the world.

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23 Interesting Facts About Koalas

koala sleeping on tree branch

Koala is an aboriginal animal of the Australian continent. These animals are very similar to small bears. Even the first Europeans to land on the continent called the animal “koala bear.” But after a while, koalas were singled out into a separate family. Now research on these animals continues, and many amazing facts about koalas have been revealed.

Interesting facts about koalas

  • Koalas are the only modern representatives of the family of the same name.
  • Contrary to popular belief, koalas are not bears and are generally not related to them.
  • The Latin name for the species of koalas is translated as “ashy”.
  • Koalas live only in Australia and on the islands closest to the mainland, but their habitat reaches a million square kilometers.
  • Members of the expedition that discovered Australia did not notice the koalas. They were first mentioned by a servant of the local governor, who met unusual animals while hiking in the mountains almost 30 years after the discovery of the continent.
  • Koalas are related to wombats, but they have thicker fur, larger ears, and longer limbs.
brown animal on branch
  • Koalas have long sharp claws on their paws, thanks to which animals can walk along tree trunks.
  • The weight of an adult koala, depending on gender and habitat, ranges from 5 to 14 kg.
  • Tenacious fingers, which have a special structure, allow koalas not only to climb trees, but also to sleep, clinging to the nearest branch or trunk. If necessary, a koala can hang for quite a long time even on one paw, like a sloth.
  • Koalas are the only mammals other than primates that have fingerprints. They are so similar to humans that they are difficult to distinguish even under a powerful microscope.
  • The penis of male koalas is bifurcated, while females have two vaginas and the same number of uteruses.
  • The brain weight of a koala is only 0.2% of the animal’s body weight. Scientists have found that the brain of the ancestors of koalas occupied the entire skull, but due to feeding on leaves, it gradually degraded to its present state.
koala on tree
  • Koalas prefer to be silent, but during the mating season, males can emit a shrill cry that spreads for several kilometers. Koalas manage to emit a loud cry of low-frequency thanks to additional vocal cords.
  • Frightened or injured koalas scream like little children.
  • Koalas are motionless most of the day — even if they do not sleep, they sit still for up to 18 hours a day.
  • Koalas eat eucalyptus leaves and shoots, which are deadly to almost all animals. At the same time, koalas know how to choose trees in whose leaves the content of poison is minimal — out of almost a thousand species of eucalyptus, they use shoots of only 120 species for food.
  • Koalas run on the ground only in exceptional cases — if they need to get to a tree to which they are not able to jump from another trunk.
  • If desired, koalas can run quite fast and swim perfectly.
gray koala bear sitting on tree branch during daytime
  • Koalas metabolism is twice as slow as that of other mammals. Thanks to this, they can survive by eating even exceptionally low-calorie foods.
  • Pregnancy of koalas lasts about a month.
  • Among koalas, there are fewer males than females, so during the mating season, they have harems of 2-5 females.
  • The body length of newborn koalas is only 15-18 mm. After birth, they spend another six months in a bag on the mother’s belly. For the next six months, the cub travels, grabbing her hair.
  • The next food for small koalas after milk is the mother’s excrement, which makes it possible to accustom animals to eating eucalyptus.