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About Lottie Miles

Lottie Miles is a professional researcher and writer with a passion for human rights. She has 4 years of experience working within the NGO sector and has a Masters Degree in Social Policy. She has a keen interest in exploring ways in which happiness habits can help to improve mental health and wellbeing. In her spare time, she likes doing crossword puzzles, painting and traveling.
  • How to Think Before You Speak

How to Think Before You Speak and Why You Need to

By |2020-01-22T16:50:33+02:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , |

Think before you speak! This age-old adage reminds us that speaking first and thinking second can get us into bother, be it in relationships, or even in our own opinion of ourselves. Indeed, the words we speak don’t just cause a reaction in the here and now. They can also influence how you think and [...]

  • Benefits of Handwriting

5 Benefits of Handwriting Compared to Typing, According to Science

By |2020-01-21T16:54:28+02:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

In the modern world, the prominence of smartphones, tablets, and computers means that we communicate via typing rather than the written word. The art of writing by hand is fast becoming a tradition of the past. Yet, according to science, handwriting benefits our brain in multiple ways. In this post, we explore the 5 benefits [...]

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Ebooks vs Printed Books: Which Are Better for Your Brain, According to Science?

By |2020-01-15T15:53:19+02:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Book enthusiasts have long defended the benefits of the printed word over ebooks. Yet, the arguments are frequently centered on the look and feel of a book. In a world where much of our lives are conducted on a screen, the arguments for the benefits of a printed book over an ebook are increasingly focusing [...]

  • micromanaging boss

4 Signs of a Micromanaging Boss and What to Do If You Have One

By |2020-01-11T13:09:29+02:00January 11th, 2020|Categories: Personality, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

The day to day grind of working in an office can lead one to think that their experience is the norm. However, having a manager that monitors everything and a lack of freedom at work can harm both your performance and well-being. In this post, we explore the 4 signs that you have a micromanaging [...]

  • Thinking Aloud benefits

5 Surprising Benefits of Thinking Aloud, Backed by Science

By |2019-12-31T18:35:47+02:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Talking to yourself out loud is typically seen as a social faux pas. Indeed, we get encouraged to stop guiding our behavior by talking out load as we get older. However, a recent study from Bangor University has found that thinking and talking out loud may actually offer a number of benefits and talking to [...]

  • how to think faster

How to Think Faster: 5 Scientific Ways to Train Your Brain

By |2019-12-30T17:21:44+02:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

We’ve all been in the situation where the snappy comeback comes when it’s too late. However, if we use some simple scientific techniques, we can soon learn how to think faster. Thinking faster can make people think you’re smarter, help you understand new information sooner, and even be the ticket to a promotion at work. [...]

  • Slippery Slope Fallacy

What Is Slippery Slope Fallacy and How to Handle It in an Argument

By |2019-12-26T20:05:25+02:00December 26th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

The slippery slope argument is frequently used in a variety of contexts from our own internal reasoning to political propaganda. It takes the view that a certain action will lead to a specific chain of events, usually resulting in a negative outcome. But how helpful is this argument and why has it been termed the [...]

  • Maximizers and Satisficers

Maximizers and Satisficers: Which One Are You and What Does It Mean?

By |2019-12-23T16:56:14+02:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

Decision making is an unavoidable feature of our lives. However, researchers have found that some of us are better at it than others. Psychologists have grouped people into two distinctive categories: maximizers and satisficers. In this post, we look at the meaning behind the terms ‘maximizer’ and ‘satisficer’. And help you to explore which term [...]