One of the most intriguing questions about humans is – why do we dream? There are many scientific theories about the complex process of dreaming that include explanations about sleep cycles, the meaning of dreams, the content of dreams, and how we can interpret them. The fact that we know so little about this has left room for pseudoscientific clarifications, since there is a lack of reliable evidence, even from the scientific point of view. Most of us have surely (at least once) searched google in order to find meaning in a weird dream. These interpretations are sometimes shallow, or they may include general explanations through some sort of symbolic reckoning (i.e. dreaming about teeth falling out means insecurity). Various religions offer specific dream interpretations, as it is believed that in dreams, man can get the warning signs he needs to prevent catastrophic events from occurring. So, it is believed that in dreams – we can get a hint of what is going to happen in the future. For this weekend’s reading, we have prepared five scientific explanations about dreams, starting with the best known – the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.
For this weekend’s reading, we have reviewed for you five books that have unexpected endings. Don't worry – we won't reveal how they end! We don't want to spoil them for you.
The world has always been shaped by the ideas of great thinkers and philosophers. By exploring their writings, you can strengthen your critical thinking skills and construct your own perspective of the world. In the end, that is the real purpose of reading philosophical texts: not to discover an ultimate truth (because that does not exist) defined by someone else, but rather to find your own, in the process of understanding and interpreting someone else’s conclusions. You must experience different perspectives in order to create (or redefine) your own! We have reviewed five different writings of this kind for you to explore.
According to the famous French literary theorist, philosopher, and semiotics scholar Roland Barthes - myth is mainly a form of speech; it is a system of communication and exchanging messages. It is turned towards us; it is not a lie or a confession, but it lies somewhere in between. There is not a clear frontier between myth and history, rather a complex relationship between them. They conduct a vibrant interaction and are somewhat complementary or they overlap. One of the greatest and most interesting myths in human history is the one about the Devil.
If you're just a regular tourist, you'll probably be satisfied with taking a few photos at the great landmarks of the cities you visit, or learning about a few historical facts and maybe taking some notes in the meantime. However, if you are indeed a traveler and an explorer, you may aspire to a fuller experience. We have a fresh suggestion for you! If you like reading and travelling, why not combine the two?
Last week, we wrote about real experiences from the Second World War that different authors turned into words, creating amazing and overwhelming literature. Literature has proven to be a great medium for sharing thoughts and emotions because it freezes them at one point and then continues functioning just like a bridge – overcoming time differences by connecting points in history and telling stories. For this weekend's reading, we continue with recommending emotive readings that have World War II in focus. We have reviewed five different books (some fiction, others non-fiction) to help you get a fuller understanding of what World War II actually meant for ordinary people and for our collective heritage as humans.
The victory days is approaching. Many celebrate this day as the day Fascism was beaten. The horrors of the Second World War must never be forgotten. But can we really comprehend the awfulness of those years? Is it enough to learn about them from history books? Very often, we understand the dreadful statistics, but people are not numbers. The true realization of what war is comes to us when we bring ourselves face-to-face with individual lives and destinies. With that thought in mind, we have reviewed for you five different writings: two books by poets, two by novelists, and a diary from World War II. All of the authors had personal experiences in the war that they interpolated in their writings, which makes them very powerful and often overwhelming.
You know those charismatic people who just seem to know their way with others? They always know just what to say and are considered funny. Although a sense of humor cannot readily be taught, the other qualities mentioned above fall under the heading of learnable social skills. The level of your social skills can determine whether or not you'll land that job interview or get a second date with your crush. For this weekend's reading, we have prepared three books for you that will help you in gaining and practicing actual communication and social skills.
We’ve all probably fantasized about having our own business. Maybe we’ve even developed our idea or written an amateur business plan, but we never dared to take it one step further and actually take action. In the competitive world we live in, risks aren’t small, so people usually give up before they begin. But what if there is a way to get enough guts up actually to start doing something? We recommend that you read three books that will encourage you to do so.
For this weekend’s reading, we have prepared three book recommendations that offer practical knowledge that is much needed in the 21st century. These three books will help you to conceive and refine your entrepreneurial ideas, inform yourself about service design, and will show you the steps you need to take to bring your idea to the marketplace in today’s competitive world.