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4 Ways Organized Religion Kills Freedom and Critical Thinking

By | 2017-05-22T14:31:53+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , |

Throughout centuries, organized religion has dictated the world with experiences and ideas. Many different beliefs have shaped us into the human beings that we are today, but is that a good thing? Organized religion has often been the face of a hero. Whether you we born into it, adapted to your environment or researched it [...]

4 Creepiest Psychology Experiments in History

By | 2017-05-20T23:49:01+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Categories: History & Archaeology, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Some psychology experiments conducted in the past would seem creepy and unethical to today's people. Here are 4 of them. It is true to say that psychology is not an exact science. To this end, psychology experiments have been used to quantify data and bring about qualitative results that can be understood by everyone. These [...]

Gut Feeling or Irrational Fear? How to Tell the Difference

By | 2017-05-13T13:52:46+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , |

So, you’re scared… Is that a gut feeling or an irrational fear? Sometimes it can be so hard to distinguish what’s real from imaginary. Since I live a life filled with anxious feelings and clouded perspectives, I find it increasingly hard to distinguish between a gut feeling of fear and an irrational worry. Depression makes [...]

3 Key Reasons for Self-Esteem Issues (and How to Fix Them)

By | 2017-05-10T12:55:06+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Self-esteem issues are commonly known in today’s society. With so much expectation and pressure coming from every direction, it’s no wonder that many people have trouble with their confidence. While some of them have friends and family who notice and support them, many others are left to their own devices and need to find ways [...]

The Effects of Anxiety and Fear on the Brain: What Exactly Happens When We Are Afraid or Worried

By | 2017-04-17T00:12:33+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

What does science say about the effects of anxiety and fear on the brain? What happens on the physiological level when we experience these nasty sensations? From a religious perspective, fear is a product of ignorance. People are not aware of their true nature. They don’t know that they are not dying. They don’t disappear; [...]

The Cause of Phobias and Other Mental Disorders May Be Hidden in the DNA Memory, Study Suggests

By | 2017-04-07T14:48:17+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Medicine & Genetics, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

What if the cause of phobias has to do with the fact that our ancestors' fears are passed down to us through the DNA memory? The more we understand about the world around us, the more baffled we are. Even though scientists have previously speculated on the existence of genetic memory, a new study might [...]

The Story of a Mesothelioma Cancer Survivor Who Learned to Face Her Fears

By | 2017-03-30T16:34:46+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Medicine & Genetics, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

On November 21st, 2005, at 1:30 p.m, I was diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, or malignant pleural mesothelioma. My doctor told me it was “cancer”, but all I could hear was that I might not be able to raise my brand new baby girl. My daughter was only 3½ months old and now I may not [...]

Your Nose May Warn You about the Impending Death, According to New Research

By | 2017-03-21T23:15:21+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Your nose may be able to warn you about the impending death, according to new research from top behavioral and psychology scientists. Our sense of smell serves us a multitude of purposes. From the simple act of telling us when we've overcooked our meal to the complicated nuance of helping us choose the right mate. [...]

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