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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 Win an Argument with These 7 Science-Based Hacks

By |2019-11-11T21:24:11+03:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , |

No matter our persuasions, we all like to be right. This means that when your perspective confronts someone else’s, it can be very difficult to change their mind. Even if you are armed with passion, facts, and the will to argue your position to the death. But how can you win an argument and get [...]

Milgram Obedience Study and What It Reveals about Human Nature

By |2019-11-10T13:23:22+03:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted his famous series of experiments widely known as Obedience Study almost 60 years ago. The ethics of the experiment have since been subject to criticism. However, it raised important questions about the power of authority in achieving obedience. In this article, we take a look at the Milgram Experiment [...]

How to Deal with Toxic People the Way Intelligent People Do

By |2019-11-04T10:42:57+03:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

Life comes with its ups and downs and navigating our way through these is not always easy. One of the key factors which can affect our well-being and sense of self-worth is having a toxic person in our lives. But what exactly is a toxic person? More to the point, what should you do if [...]

The Psychology of Nostalgia: Why Do We Feel a Longing for the Past?

By |2019-11-03T19:17:46+03:00November 3rd, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Should we dwell on the past? Until recently, psychologists would likely have argued not to. However, longing for the past, otherwise known as nostalgia, is now gaining recognition as a useful tool for people fighting anxiety and depression. As a result, nostalgia is a growing focus of global inquiry and research in psychology. In this [...]

6 Surprising Benefits of Boredom, Backed by Scientific Studies

By |2019-10-24T13:57:04+03:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

You may not remember the last time you were bored. Probably because many lifestyles barely give you the chance for breathing space let alone the opportunity to feel bored. However, scientific studies suggest that we may be missing out on the benefits of boredom which can facilitate greater productivity, imagination and better mental health. Let’s [...]

How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with 7 No-Nonsense Techniques

By |2019-10-21T14:50:08+03:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

As much as it may pain us to do it, stepping out of our comfort zone is where we find growth. Remaining where we feel comfortable often leads us to miss out on important and exciting opportunities. This can lead to both regrets and being trapped in the same routine. If you’ve had enough of [...]

How the Freedom of Choice Can Be Confusing and What to Do about It

By |2019-10-20T19:53:11+03:00October 20th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Have you ever found yourself baffled by the hundreds of boxes of cereal in front of you in the grocery store? Then you will be familiar with the concept of too much choice. In today's modern society, we are given numerous options to choose from. In fact, freedom of choice from many different options (whether it [...]

3 Signs You Are Jumping to Conclusions Too Quickly and How to Stop

By |2019-10-15T14:30:00+03:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

The phrase ‘jumping to conclusions’ is a familiar one, but have you ever stopped to think how much this process is effecting your mental health? In fact, this mindset is a huge factor in facilitating social anxiety and delusional disorders and can have detrimental effects not only on your mental health but on your relationships [...]