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.

What Are Alpha Waves and How to Train Your Brain to Achieve Them

By | 2018-03-13T21:27:52+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Alpha waves are associated with the relaxed state of the mind. You can greatly benefit from them and even train your brain to produce them. This will help you achieve maximum concentration, awareness and relaxation. Imagine for a second that you are sitting on a sandy beach, or under a tree staring far into the [...]

4 Best Thriller Movies of All Time That Will Mess with Your Head

By | 2018-03-09T21:32:57+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , |

Movies are great mediums for taking us on emotionally and psychological roller coasters. Some of the best thriller movies of all time will take you even further and will mess with your head for days after you watch them. We love thrillers because they have us on the edge of our seats as we watch [...]

7 Ways Being Street Smart Is Different from Being Book Smart

By | 2018-03-06T22:03:33+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Categories: Education, Food for thought, Personality|Tags: , , |

There are two distinctly different sides to the discussion of which kind of education is better. There are those who believe in being street smart and those that believe in being book smart. Before we look at the ways being street smart is different (and in many ways more beneficial) than being book smart, we [...]

7 Ways Therapy Dogs for Depression Can Help You Deal with the Illness

By | 2018-01-29T16:30:16+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

Did you know that there are therapy dogs for depression and anxiety that can make it easier for you to deal with the symptoms of these disorders? Various studies have concluded that people with mental health problems, like depression and anxiety, are at an increased risk of developing chronic medical conditions. On average, Americans with [...]

4 Biographical Movies That Will Make You Learn History and Think about Life

By | 2018-01-20T23:36:17+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , |

Biographical movies are a very popular genre in the movie industry. Who doesn't like watching an emotive story that has extra gravity because the events actually happened and the people actually existed? The problem with Hollywood biographical movies though, even those reportedly based on true stories, is how accurate they are. Sometimes, film-makers distort the [...]

How Will Virtual Assistants Shape Our Lives in the Near Future?

By | 2018-01-06T14:26:38+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri and Cortana are slowly becoming part of our everyday life. What prospects does the digital assistance technology have and how will it shape our lives in the future? The first iPhone was released just over a decade ago, sending shockwaves across the entire mobile industry. Personal computing was brought to [...]

7 Types of Liars and How to Recognize and Deal with Each

By | 2018-01-10T19:41:59+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

Did you know that there are different types of liars? In order to confront each of them effectively, it’s important to recognize which type you are dealing with. Lying is a terribly destructive thing. Not only does it cause pain and hurt for the one being lied to but the one doing the lying too. [...]

10 Motivational Quotes about Life That Will Make You Think

By | 2017-12-17T22:56:25+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement, Success Skills, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , |

This list of motivational quotes about life will make you think about life from a different perspective and will help you believe in yourself. The idea of having a successful life can mean so many things to so many people. Unfortunately, when we enter into the world, it can be very rare that your parents [...]