Monthly Archives: April 2018

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What Are Subliminal Messages and How They Influence You without Even Knowing

By | 2018-04-30T21:17:40+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

We all go through life making decisions, using our own free will, right? We are certainly smart enough to know if someone is trying to manipulate us. So it stands to reason that we would know if someone was using subliminal messages, wouldn't we? But subliminal messages are just that. Little hidden words or triggers [...]

How Unhealthy Food Ruins Your Brain’s Cognitive Functions, Backed by Science

By | 2018-04-30T15:47:14+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

“You are what you eat.” It’s a well-known fact, but considering unhealthy food is/can be a drug and much of what we consume on a daily basis is highly addictive, it’s a tough saying to live by. Many westerners struggle with sugar addiction, caffeine addiction, and addiction to the chemicals and preservatives in the majority [...]

How to Answer Embarrassing Personal Questions the Way Intelligent People Do

By | 2018-04-29T21:05:48+00:00 April 29th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Asking personal questions can feel awkward. There are ways, however, to ask these questions from an intellectual standpoint, and create a comfortable environment for all. Some say it’s rude to ask personal questions, and it can be. There are circumstances that require asking a personal question or cases where it’s important to acquire information such [...]

5 Effects of Bullying That Last Long into Adulthood (and How to Stop It)

By | 2018-04-28T18:35:43+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do the effects of bullying in childhood reach into adulthood? One of my first memories of school is a scene where a crowd of children are throwing stones at a girl behind the playing fields. I wasn’t part of the crowd, but as they walked away, the girl looked at me. I had a choice, join [...]

7 Negotiation Strategies Used by FBI Agents That Will Help You Get What You Want

By | 2018-04-27T23:04:44+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , |

Many FBI agents are highly trained in negotiation strategies. While we may never be in such a high-risk situation as an FBI agent, we can still use their strategies to master social situations and negotiate for what we want and need. Read on for a few negotiation strategies that could transform your life. There are [...]

6 Signs You Are People Smart (and How to Develop Your Interpersonal Intelligence)

By | 2018-04-26T15:53:32+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

A people smart person, or someone with a developed interpersonal intelligence, builds healthy, positive and effective relationships, uses diplomacy and tact, and can ease the atmosphere even in very tense conflict situations. For this, a people smart person must have the capacity to understand others and to know how to express their feelings, opinions and [...]

11 Symptoms of Depression in Men and How They Differ from Those in Women

By | 2018-04-26T00:01:49+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

When you think of depression, you may assume that everyone experiences it the same way. However, the symptoms of depression in men are often different than in women. If you fail to recognize symptoms of depression in men, it may go untreated. In fact, the unique struggles of men have severe consequences. According to the [...]

5 Mind Control Techniques Used by the Media to Evoke the Worst in Us

By | 2018-04-25T22:27:56+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

When you think of mind control techniques, do you envisage some shady government agent in an unknown location, using dodgy methods for evil manipulation? It appears that this is quite a common first reaction. The truth, in fact, is a lot more subtle, and disturbing. The mass media have been long using various mind control [...]