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About Ruth N.

Ruth has a diverse background in writing and film production. With a degree in English Literature, she has written plays, magazine articles and TV scripts. She has a passion for the arts and healthy living.

6 Signs of Controlling People and How to Deal with Them

By | 2018-02-24T20:55:50+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

Controlling people can be found in all areas of life. Controlling relationships can be romantic or platonic. You can find them in the workplace, at home or even in passing interactions with strangers on the street. Being around controlling people can be extremally emotionally draining, leaving you stressed out and confused. Take a step back and [...]

What Is Red Herring Fallacy and How to Use It to Win Any Argument

By | 2018-02-14T13:11:39+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Success Skills|Tags: , , , |

Politicians will do anything to avoid answering a question directly. They use a multitude of avoidance tactics in their rhetoric, including red herring fallacy. But what does this term actually mean and how can we use it to master everyday conversations? Red herring fallacy occurs when someone deliberately introduces an irrelevant subject into a discussion in order to divert [...]

3 Types of Unhealthy Mother-Son Relationships and How They Affect You

By | 2018-01-10T19:41:51+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Some types of unhealthy mother-son relationships can be so toxic that they can ruin your own and your children’s happiness. Below you will find some examples. Mother-son relationships are complicated. While a son is growing and learning about the world and establishing his independence, he needs the nurturing and loving support of his mother. However, [...]

Is Someone Holding Grudges against You? How to Deal with the Silent Treatment

By | 2017-03-23T17:56:20+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

It’s okay when someone gets angry at you for doing something wrong. But what if someone is just silently holding grudges? If you think it’s hard to deal with an angry person who lashes out and throws tantrums, think again. It’s much worse if you get the silent treatment. Don’t believe me? Holding grudges Although [...]

Religious Experiences Activate the Same Part of Your Brain as Taking Drugs and Having Sex

By | 2018-01-16T22:22:10+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Intense religious experiences are coordinated by the same brain pathways that are aroused when we fall in love, listen to music, take recreational drugs or have sex. Researchers found this evidence through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging technology (FMRI). They scanned nearly 20 devout Mormon’s brains, as they were asked to perform actions [...]

People with Atheist Beliefs and Liberal Views Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives, Study Finds

By | 2018-01-16T22:22:08+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Could people with atheist beliefs be more intelligent than religious people? Let's see what science has to say. In the last ten years, there have been several studies that suggest people with atheist beliefs and a more liberal outlook tend to score higher on IQ tests. Whilst there is data to support this theory, it [...]

What Is an Intuitive and How to Tell If You Are One

By | 2018-01-16T22:22:06+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

Despite its elusive quality, being intuitive is a very desirable and attractive skill. In fact, Steve Jobs called it “more powerful than intellect” in the business world. Intuition is hard to put your finger on, it’s mostly described as some sort of feeling, or gut instinct. At the same time, it is also used as [...]

6 Signs You Are Smarter Than You Think

By | 2018-01-16T22:21:57+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

Many people are smarter than they think. If you think this could be you, check out these signs. Intelligence depends very much on context. In a room full of mathematicians, a writer could appear clueless. However, when the same writer’s work is published in a newspaper, very few people would question their intelligence. So, as [...]