And How You Can Use It to Your Advantage

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Photo Credits: Pexels from Pixabay

Often we look at successful people, and we think to ourselves, “Wow! Things are going well for them. How could an average person like me ever land such luck?”

The truth is: they had an unfair advantage.

In this article, I will show you how everyone has an unfair advantage to success and how you can leverage yours to achieve the same.

What is an Unfair Advantage?

An unfair advantage has two components.

Firstly, it has to be unique to you or a subset of a niche. It could come in the form of:


Three Scientifically Proven Ways To Increase Your Writing Motivation

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Photo Credits: Pexels from Pixabay

Writing is a type of activity that takes up many forms depending on the frequency and seriousness put into it. It can be a hobby if it is a passion you do during your spare time, it can be a career if you write novels or stories full time, it can be a side job you do to earn extra income or even a dream you might never start. In order to make every piece of writing the best it could be, the writer should be inspired to express their ideas to connect with the reader. …


A Full Guide on How Many Sensory Systems the Human Body Has

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A girl listening to music through her headphones | Courtesy: Pixabay

What are the senses?

Having a sense simply means having a perception of your environment. The environment exerts different types of stimuli to our bodies, and the sensory organs such as the eyes can capture and relay that information to the mind to make sense of it.

When we think of senses, we think of the five external sensory systems:

However, the human body has an extra system: the vestibular system, which gives the perception of balance and spatial orientation. …


Why We All Need A Little Misfortune in our Lives

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Apocalypse — Source: Pixabay

Neal is woken up in his bed by his wife perplexed and petrified. “Am I dead? Is this heaven or hell?” He asks himself maintaining optimism for his future’s sake.

Neal brushes off the whole incident as a nightmare and goes off his daily life. He brushes his teeth, takes a shower, and drinks coffee. He looks outside, the sun beaming its rays to the glossy window which makes his face glow. “There is no day in his life has the sun ever been this warm.” He proceeds to have a joyful and chatty monologue with himself. …


A Story of Why We All Need Some Misfortune in our Lives

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Photo Credits: Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

We live in a world where there is sadness after a breakup and the demise of a loved one, hate in the form of racism, bigotry, and jealousy for our friends’ success and skills. There is no denying it. Our limitations as mankind are what make the world unbearable for some who choose to part with imperfection to attain true happiness.

Or is it?

A middle-aged man who goes by Neal after his month-long promotion to product manager strolls sadly and steadily down the street as he heads home. He carries a cardboard box full of office supplies and a pink blanket that his wife had on a chilly night that she was killed by thugs as they stepped out of the cinema. They were celebrating their 15th anniversary as a couple when fate chose to change that. …


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A Panoramic Image of the Golden Gate Bridge

San Franciso is the thirteenth major city in the United States and is one of the most diverse cities. However, with the high cost of housing and living as a consequence of Silicon Valley and other factors, San Francisco is becoming less distinct as the gentrification of minorities is increasing. I can not mention San Francisco without mentioning its complex homelessness problem, which the government is actively trying to manage. In a nutshell, the government has found itself at a historical crossroads between development and ethics summed up in this Wikipedia article.

Beyond the shadowy gloom that every place has, San Francisco is a great place not only to visit but also to live in since it is very accommodating for all demographics of society regardless of age, gender, race, or religion. …


The Surprising Impact of the Dunning-Kruger Effect on our Lives

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect is a cognitive bias that affects every one of us at different levels. Picture a flush toilet. Do you understand how it works? Most of our minds will fool us to think that we know how it works, but research by Dunning and Kruger tells us otherwise.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect postulates that the lack of knowledge in a particular domain not only has the consequences that come from its incompetence but also robs the person the ability to recognize their inability or genuine ability in others.

To fully understand the toilet, one has to have multidisciplinary knowledge because every invention is built upon by others to make it more efficient. Here are a couple of questions related to the toilet that can help you assess your knowledge. …

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Mark Gacoka

Philomath on the pursuit of knowledge.

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