Valerie

Valerie

About Valerie

I'm a law student who is fond of reading and writing about interesting topics on science (especially cognitive science and psychology), technology, and different extraterrestrial and paranormal stuff. I'm passionate about movies, travelling and photography.

Cryogenic Freezing: the Present and Future of This Futuristic Technology

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|

Science fiction has long been enthralled with the concept of cryogenic freezing. The genre has used it to facilitate space exploration, dystopian futures, and the machinations of criminal masterminds. Unfortunately, the reality has been somewhat underwhelming due to the limitations of the technology. With that said, 2017 promises to be an exciting time for science [...]

End of Privacy? Facial Recognition App Enables Photographer to Identify Random People on the Subway

By | December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Futurism & Technology|Tags: , , |

This facial recognition app will make you rethink the privacy you believe you have. The international hype of posting photos of yourself in various life situation has expanded over the past 10 years. People are posting more and more photos of themselves in all different situations and less or more directed scenes. This phenomenon was [...]

4 Things That Will Never Make You Happy

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There are four basic external factors that will never make you happy if you stay attached to them. They can only give you a fake sense of happiness. Another evening after work you find yourself thinking about the next big or small thing to make you happy. In our everyday life of paying for consumption [...]

Nurse Reveals 5 Most Common Regrets People Have Before They Die

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

It is often said that death is the only certainty in life, yet, the uncertainty of what it implies remains a mystery. If we are innately aware that life ends at some point, we tend to live as if we were immortal and neglect our deepest desires and needs. A palliative nurse recorded the most [...]

8 Highly Contagious Behaviors, According to Science

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

As we already know, if we see someone yawning on the other side of the room, we are likely to also yawn. Just as well as we are compelled to smile at someone if they smile at us – these are just some of the contagious behaviors, but did you know these are not the [...]

Study Reveals the Reason Why You Should Be Wary of Overly Nice People

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: |

Have you ever wondered about the people who are suspiciously overly nice? Like in the fictional movie Mean Girls, Regina George had her signature move being overly nice and then stabbing her friends in the back. As this film makes a good case for those who are just a little bit too nice, maybe they [...]

New Study Reveals What a Brain on LSD Actually Looks Like and This Is Eye-Opening

By | April 20th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever wondered what a brain on LSD looks like? Last April, crowdfunding started on the science website Walacea. The fund was set up for research looking into the psychological effects of LSD on the brain through an MRI scanner. The research was conducted by Prof. David Nutt, Robin Carhart-Harris, and Amanda Feilding. Recently, [...]

7 Signs You Are Going Through a Spiritual Awakening

By | April 17th, 2016|Categories: Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

A spiritual awakening may sound lovely at first... However, it is actually challenging you to move forward and evolve with your life. You cannot move forward before having a few bad days and nights to keep you awake and thinking about life. It often occurs when you have come to a crossroads in your life; [...]

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