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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.
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FOBO: The Reason You Struggle with Making Decisions and How to Overcome It

By |2019-12-18T15:02:50+02:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , |

I’m sure that you have all heard of Fomo, or the ‘fear of missing out’, but have you heard about the ‘fear of better options’ (Fobo)? Fobo is consuming many of our thought patterns and affecting our behavior for the worst. The more anxious sister of Fomo, Fobo is attributed as the reason why some [...]

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5 Examples of Unethical Behavior and How to Handle It in the Workplace

By |2019-12-06T15:13:39+02:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

The workplace can be a contentious space, and it is likely that during your working life you will come across some form of unethical behavior. Whether it be being asked to do something you don’t agree with by your boss, or noticing a co-worker doing something they shouldn’t, it can be difficult to know how [...]

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Foreign Accent Syndrome: a Curious and Extremely Rare Brain Condition

By |2019-12-03T16:28:51+02:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) is a rare speech disorder that can happen after a head injury, stroke, or some other form of damage to the brain and sees you suddenly start speaking with a different accent beyond your control. This condition is extremely rare, with only around 100 people known to have been diagnosed since [...]

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Why Do Some Drunk People Show a Personality Change, According to Science?

By |2019-12-01T21:38:23+02:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

The morning after the night before a session of heavy drinking can leave you with not just a sore head but the paranoia of how you behaved under the influence of one too many cocktails. However, research is increasingly pointing towards the conclusion that, for many of us, alcohol does not hugely transform our personality. [...]

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What Is Fear Appeal and How the Mass Media and Businesses Are Using It

By |2019-11-20T18:06:40+02:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

You may not have noticed it, but you are likely to have come across fear appeal tactics used by mass media and businesses that want your custom. So what is fear appeal and how does it affect our attitudes and behaviors? Fear appeal is a carefully constructed message that aims to arouse fear in an [...]

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12 Types of ‘Philes’ and What They Love: Which One Do You Relate to?

By |2019-11-19T15:17:52+02:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever wondered if there is a name for something that you love? Well, it turns out there probably is. The word ‘phile’ is a person who has a love or obsession with a particular thing and comes from the ancient Greek word for love ‘phileein’. Moreover, you may be surprised to know that [...]

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How to Improve Your Conversation Skills with These 8 Science-Backed Hacks

By |2019-11-17T13:30:33+02:00November 17th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , |

Being an effective communicator is an essential skill to master to assist you in both your personal and professional life. However, having good conversation skills does not always come easily even though anyone can improve them. You may be looking for some help to make those awkward silences a thing of the past. We don't [...]

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How to Win an Argument with These 7 Science-Based Hacks

By |2019-11-11T21:24:11+02:00November 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 [...]