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About Janey D.

Janey Davies has been published online for over 8 years. She is the head writer for Shoppersbase.com, she also writes for AvecAgnes.co.uk, Ewawigs.com and has contributed to inside3DP.com. She has an Honours Degree in Psychology and her passions include learning about the mind, popular science and politics. When she is relaxing she likes to walk her dog, read science fiction and listen to Muse.

The Mystery of Wrinkled Fingertips in Water and 4 More Evolutionary Quirks

By |2019-02-08T20:20:05+02:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever wondered why you get wrinkled fingertips if you are in water for long periods of time? It’s actually a neat evolutionary quirk, developed over time, designed to enable us to survive. So how does it work? Why do we get wrinkled fingertips? Not only that, but why is it only our fingertips [...]

10 Rare Mental Disorders You Have Probably Never Heard about

By |2019-02-06T19:40:40+02:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We can all name some common mental disorders. For instance, depression, anxiety, OCD are just a few. But what about rare mental disorders? The mind is a wonderful thing. After all, it’s what makes us human. It separates us from animals. But when it goes wrong, it can produce some horrifying symptoms. Here are 10 [...]

5 Causes of Guilt and Shame You May Have Never Considered & How to Cope

By |2019-02-02T18:20:15+02:00February 2nd, 2019|Categories: Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s quite normal to feel guilt and shame if you’ve done something wrong. But what other reasons are there to cause these emotional reactions? Guilt and shame are natural reactions to a feeling of wrongdoing, but they are slightly different. Guilt is how we feel when we have done something wrong. It is all about [...]

9 Types of Recurring Dreams about Work and What They Mean

By |2019-01-30T22:45:35+02:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Dream Interpretation, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

I have many recurring dreams about work where I am about to phone up my boss and pull a sickie. However, I know if I do I will be sacked, but I always phone him up. I then spend the rest of the dream worrying about not having a job, having to survive on no [...]

7 Controversial Theories of Evolution That Will Give You Food for Thought

By |2019-01-29T14:23:58+02:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Earth, Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

It’s that age-old question – how did we get here? Theories of evolution can help us understand our origins. And yes, there are controversial ones. Whether you believe it or not, I would imagine that the majority of us have heard of Darwin’s theory of evolution. Darwin believed in natural selection. The premise of natural [...]

10 Signs of Toxic Sibling Relationships Most People Think Are Normal

By |2019-01-27T13:45:10+02:00January 27th, 2019|Categories: Personality|Tags: , , , , , , |

There’s no law that says we have to get on with our siblings. Thankfully, most of us have pretty good family dynamics. But some people have toxic sibling relationships. So what’s the difference between say typical sibling rivalries to toxic sibling relationships? Healthy sibling relationships are compassionate, loving, willing to listen and help. They are [...]

The Nature of Reality and 4 Experiments That Show Reality Is an Illusion

By |2019-02-25T15:45:28+02:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a species, the human race has evolved to the point where we ask ourselves fundamental questions to help make sense of our existence. One such question is, What is the nature of reality? If I asked you to explain what reality is, you might respond by saying that it is everything ‘out there’. It [...]

How Decision-Making Psychology Explains Why We Vote the Way We Do

By |2019-01-25T23:30:11+02:00January 20th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is decision-making psychology and what has it got to do with how we vote? Decision-making psychology demonstrates that every conscious decision we make is influenced by our emotions, unconscious thoughts, our biases and prejudices. These influences are mental shortcuts that help us make faster choices. We have learnt to take these mental shortcuts as a [...]