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Most Adults Know About 42,000 Words

Researches at the Ghent University in Belgium have developed a test to estimate people’s vocabulary stock. The test includes a list of 62,000 words in English. It’s really simple: you see a word on...

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How Dreams Can Affect Real Life

Public surveys show that many people believe dreams are coded messages from our unconscious. According to statistics, this seems to be true for 56% of Americans, 65% of South Koreans, 74% of Indians.

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Top Ten American Fears of 2017

Sociologists from Chapman University asked 1207 adult Americans to estimate how much they are afraid of 80 different things from government, environment, man-made disasters to specific phobias like the fear of clowns, spiders and...