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.

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; [...]

How Freudian Theory Gave a Start to the Manipulation of the Masses

By | April 16th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Psychology & Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Freudian theory has made more impact on our life today than you could imagine. Read on to learn how his ideas were used for the manipulation of the masses. In the early 1900s, Sigmund Freud formulated his theories on psychodynamics that have led to controversies around the world. While many of us are aware of [...]

Can Psychedelics Expand Your Mind? This Is What Neuroscientist Sam Harris Has to Say

By | April 12th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Spirituality, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Do psychedelics have the potential to expand your mind, or even your consciousness? When humans first encountered psychedelics just over a million years ago (or thereabouts), we were not fully conscious as beings, we were also not on the top of the food chain, which I guess is hard to believe. Over this million-year period, [...]

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