Battle of the Brains: Street Smarts Vs. Book Smarts 

street smarts vs book smarts

Street smarts vs. book smarts – which side has the most advantage?  The book smarts have their knowledge as their main weapon. They learned everything they have to know in school and excelled in it, too!  Pop quizzes? Final exams? Aptitude tests? Book smarts can ace them all while half-asleep. Street smarts also have a […]

Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset: Your Questions Answered

fixed vs growth mindset

When it comes to matters of the mind, we have a choice.  We could be happy or sad, hopeful or hopeless, and so on. Usually, it all starts with a simple belief and what we tell ourselves to be true.  Our mindsets guide us toward the expectations we hold for life and how we approach […]

10 Ways on How to Spot a Pseudo-Intellectual, and How You Can be a Genuinely Intelligent Person

pseudo intellectual vs intellectual

Have you ever talked to someone who had something to say about everything? Someone who likes to start arguments and insist that they are always right, without considering other people’s perspectives? If so, then you might be dealing with a pseudo-intellectual. What exactly is a pseudo-intellectual? Are there any tell-tale signs or traits? What is […]

What is an Underachiever, and 5 Easy Ways on How to Overcome Being One

What is an Underachiever

Have you ever been told that you’re a smart and talented person — full of potential – yet performing below expectations?  Do you find yourself knowing that you could do more and be more… but you’re not sure where to start?  Consider this: what if you’re just an underachiever who needs that little push to […]

16 Sure Signs of a Deep Thinker. Are You One?

deep thinker

Do you sometimes find yourself lost in thought – thinking, analyzing, comparing, or trying to see things from a different perspective? If so, then most likely, you’re a deep thinker. You’re constantly reflecting, naturally curious, and always eager to learn something new. Sometimes, deep thinkers can become so preoccupied with their thoughts that they forget […]

Use It or Lose It Brain Development Principle: 9 Important Things You Need to Know

use it or lose it

You’ve probably heard this several times before: when it comes to the brain, you need to take into consideration the use it or lose it brain development principle.  The human brain is like a muscle after all. You have to use it or lose it.  The question is: is there any truth to this statement? […]

8 Things You Should Know About Cognitive Maps and Navigating the Map of the Mind

cognitive maps

If you’ve gotten lost before—whether it’s in a new city or a local grocery store—then you’ll understand how cognitive maps work. Perhaps you’ve been caught in a maze of unfamiliar buildings and confusing street signs. Maybe you’re driving around in a foreign country while searching for a breakfast place. Or, perhaps you’re just looking for […]