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Humans Express Only Four Primary Emotions, Study Finds

By | 2017-12-10T13:13:48+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

A recent study has found that we express just four primary emotions.  It also revealed some remarkable evolutionary mechanisms behind our emotions. Human beings are extraordinary creatures as we are the only species that express our emotions through our facial expressions. It is generally accepted that there are six primary emotions, as first proposed by [...]

10 Depression Quotes That Truly Explain the Illness

By | 2017-12-08T15:32:01+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , |

Depression quotes explain mental illness sometimes better than anything else. After all, we need a voice in order to heal. For those who live with depression, making others understand seems impossible, doesn’t it? I know it seems pretty daunting to me. I was diagnosed with severe depression, along with a few other mental illnesses, when [...]

19 Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms That May Explain Your Mood in Winter

By | 2017-11-24T21:03:00+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Categories: Medicine & Genetics, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Seasonal affective disorder symptoms are estimated to affect around 20% of people in the US. Could you be among them? Life naturally seems to slow down in winter, with certain animals bedding in for the harsh months, only stirring when spring has arrived. But we are human beings and cannot simply sleep our way through [...]

All Emotions Are Governed by These 12 Little Known Laws

By | 2017-09-04T18:16:56+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

When we think about emotions, we see them as being instant. All emotions seem to affect us immediately and be out of our control. For this reason, it may look like they don’t follow any kinds of rules or regulations so that we can better control or understand them. Until recently, we have accepted that [...]

10 Words of Encouragement You Should Stop Saying to Depressed People

By | 2017-09-13T18:52:02+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Many people think that saying cliché words of encouragement will make their depressed friends feel better. In reality, the opposite is true. Depression is among the most widespread mental illnesses: World Health Organization says that over 300 million people suffer from it today. What is more, about 80% of sufferers don't receive any treatment because [...]

10 Signs of Spiritual Illness (and How to Heal Them)

By | 2017-05-22T18:03:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Many illnesses have their roots in our spiritual wellbeing. A spiritual illness affects us physically, but to cure it, we may need to work on our spiritual health. From a spiritual point of view, illness comes from an imbalance in our lives. It can often be a result of unhealthy beliefs we have picked up about [...]

Tears of Happiness Have a Different Microscopic Structure Than Tears of Sorrow [Photo]

By | 2017-05-10T07:20:56+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

To the naked eye, all tears look the same. But what if I told you that tears of happiness have a different microscopic structure than those of grief? But we cry for many reasons. You may ask if tears of happiness are different from tears of grief.  Your body produces different kinds of teardrops, depending [...]

Here Is How Sad Music Makes Us Happy, According to Science

By | 2017-05-21T16:52:33+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Did you know that sad music can actually make you happy? Moreover, there is a science behind this weird phenomenon. Do you feel cold and lost in desperation? You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known, Remember, all the sadness and frustration and let it go, let it go. – Linkin Park Failure, depression, [...]