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Average American vs Average North Korean

Average American vs Average North Korean

Whenever you hear about North Korea the news is usually ominous, with the western media mostly talking about weapons or the country’s sometimes laughable cult of personality thing. You don’t usually see images of people just doing normal things, some little boy named Kwang-ho playing with his toys, or his father, Jae-hyun, working his nine-to-five …

Your Self-Imposed Dating & Shidduch Prison

Your Self-Imposed Dating & Shidduch Prison

Hello. This is Shlomo Zalman Bregman from BregmanSuccess.com. I have an important message right now for all of the singles and daters out there who claim that they are seriously seeking a spouse. I want to tell you, and I’m not speaking to any one person in particular, but I’m speaking to most of you …

Why Does “Straight” Mean Heterosexual?

Why Does “Straight” Mean Heterosexual?

Look at this ruler. You might describe it as something with no curves and swerves, or long and straight. But then again you might also use the same word “straight” to describe someone’s sexuality when they’re attracted to someone of the opposite sex. Wait…what? This doesn’t quite add up. So today let’s get to the …

Average American vs Average Chinese Person

Average American vs Average Chinese Person

Long before the United States was even a thing, China saw itself as the civilized center of the universe. For hundreds of years it was indeed home to a magnificent civilization, way ahead of those soon-to-be-brilliant European powerhouses. When the Europeans started exploring the world in the 15th century in what we now call the, …

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Romanticism

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Romanticism

Romanticism is one of the most important historical events of all time. Unlike a lot of what gets called history, romanticism isn’t a war or a piece of technology or a political event. It refers to the birth of a new set of ideas. It is about a mindset and a way of feeling. Romanticism …

How Our Past Influences Our Present

How Our Past Influences Our Present

For much of the time, the way we feel about – and react to – events is founded on how things are in the here and now. For example: – I feel very scared because something very scary is in front of me. – I feel I’m being judged harshly by the person I’m speaking …

SOCIOLOGY – Alexis De Tocqueville

SOCIOLOGY – Alexis De Tocqueville

Democracy was achieved by such a long arduous and heroic struggle that it can feel embarrassing even shameful to be pretty Disappointed by it Perhaps the best guy to such feelings and to Modern democracy in general is a 19th century French aristocrat [Alexis] De [Tocqueville] Photo Tocqueville Democracy was a highly exotic and new …

How Not to be Boring

How Not to be Boring

One of our great fears, which haunts us when we go out into the world and socialize with others is that we may in our hearts be really rather boring. But the good news and a fundamental truth too, is that no one is ever truly boring. They’re only in danger of coming across as …

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Dating

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Dating

Our present dating habits can feel like a natural part of existence, but in reality, they’ve only been around for a very short time and, we predict, won’t continue for too much longer in their current form. Dating has a history, which it pays to try to understand as we navigate the ritual’s paradoxical and …