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About Valerie

I'm a law student who is fond of reading and writing about interesting topics on science (especially cognitive science and psychology), technology, and different extraterrestrial and paranormal stuff. I'm passionate about movies, travelling and photography.

How the Benefits of Meditation Boost Your Memory, Brain Power & Intelligence

By |2018-11-13T13:39:48+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

The benefits of meditation for health and stress release are countless. But did you know that this daily practice can also do a great deal of good for your brain? Well, it can. Founded in Eastern cultures, this technique has been a path to enlightenment for some and a simple way to relax at the [...]

Social Media and Depression: the Link Is Closer Than You Think

By |2018-10-30T15:41:06+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

The connection between social media and depression is a real problem in today's society. Let's talk about its underlying causes and the ways to overcome it. In the modern world, the current debate is whether the addiction to technology is bearable or not. The status quo has shifted and the topic to be most concerned about [...]

OCD and Perfectionism: What Is the Difference between the Two?

By |2018-10-06T21:13:24+00:00October 6th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD and perfectionism have become common words that people use to describe themselves. OCD and perfectionism look very similar to a family member, friend, or coworker on the surface level. However, they are very different in the ways in which people are affected in their daily life. How are OCD and perfectionism [...]

How to Supercharge Your Learning Ability with These 4 Science-Backed Methods

By |2018-09-30T22:00:20+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Do you want to supercharge your learning ability? Fortunately, there are some effective and science-backed ways you can do this, no matter what your age is. There is a popular notion that with age, learning ability starts to decline and adults cannot grow new brain cells while their ability to create new connections between the [...]

How to Spot Personality Disorders in Children and What to Do to Help Them

By |2018-09-27T19:38:52+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Personality disorders in children are becoming a topic of discussion among the mental health community. Personality disorders are defined as patterns of inner experience and behavior that differ from the expectations of a person's culture. Reactions and behaviors are inflexible to this person, and they may not see other methods to behave or react in [...]

Schizoid Personality Disorder: Symptoms, Causes and Ways to Deal with It

By |2018-09-19T14:20:14+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Schizoid personality disorder is a very uncommon clinical diagnosis worldwide. The symptoms of this diagnosis have to do with the way in which a person perceives or thinks of the world around them. As a result, the person’s symptoms have the ability to affect his or her overall quality of life, occupation, and relationships with [...]

8 Mental Blocks That May Be Affecting Your Thinking Without You Even Noticing

By |2018-09-15T16:41:35+00:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , |

Your subconscious sets up mental blocks that can cripple your best intentions to succeed. Your mind and imagination can be your best weapon, but it can also be your weakest point. When you feel stressed or helpless, the littlest things become huge barriers in life. Everyone deals with these issues throughout their daily life, so [...]

What Is Dependent Personality Disorder and What Are Its Psychological Causes

By |2018-09-10T18:14:03+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a psychiatric diagnosed disorder found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It affects a small percentage of the people. Dependency is a needed characteristic for human survival, especially in childhood. It helps people to form emotional attachments and build relationships. However, when dependency increases, a person’s ability [...]