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About Lottie Miles, M.A.

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 Master's Degree in Social Policy and Research Methods from the University of Bath. 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.
  • social media and isolation

Studies Confirm the Link Between the Use of Social Media and Isolation

By |2020-02-17T14:35:02+02:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

From the UK to the US and all the way to India, numerous studies confirm links between social media and loneliness, depression, and anxiety. But how can social media use cause social isolation? Why is social media so bad for our mental health? And does this mean we need to completely cut social media out [...]

  • types of learners

4 Different Types of Learners: Which Are You and How to Learn Easier?

By |2020-02-12T12:35:13+02:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Brain Power, Education, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

The way we learn something can have a huge impact on our ability to understand and retain the information. This is because we all have different learning styles that can vary depending on what type of thing we are learning. Often, an individual doesn’t fit into one learning category and a mix of styles helps [...]

  • spiral of silence theory

Spiral of Silence Theory Explains Why You’d Rather Stay Quiet

By |2020-02-08T17:39:47+02:00February 8th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

During the 1970s, Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann, a German political scientist, developed the spiral of silence theory. Working in the context of post-World War Two Germany, Noelle-Neumann coined the theory. She sought to explain why individuals choose to remain silent when they believe their view isn’t held by the majority. In this post, we look at how [...]

  • Online Disinhibition Effect

Online Disinhibition Effect Explains Why Some People Become Jerks Online

By |2020-02-01T17:52:21+02:00February 1st, 2020|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Trolling others is a common refrain for people online. Indeed, this behavior has become so common that it is now intensively studied by psychologists. Psychologists call this behavior the ‘online disinhibition effect’. But what is it that makes people behave this way? Who are internet trolls? Are some people more likely to act like jerks [...]

  • friendship paradox

The Friendship Paradox Reveals the Weird Reason You Are Less Popular Than Your Friends

By |2020-01-30T12:58:59+02:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever noticed that the people you hang out with always seem to be more popular than you? Whether it’s down at the gym, on social media, or even at work, it is common for people to notice that their friends seem fitter, more popular, and more successful. According to researchers in the field [...]

  • Brain Dump Technique

How to Use a Brain Dump Technique to Gain Clarity and Solve Any Problem

By |2020-01-27T20:23:48+02:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , |

The clutter of thoughts in our brains can sometimes be overwhelming. It can make us feel anxious, stressed, and locked in an unproductive thought cycle that serves to work against us. The brain dump technique is a great way of decluttering your brain and can help you to solve a problem that previously seemed impossible. [...]

  • 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 [...]