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How Will Coronavirus End? Here Are 4 Possible Scenarios

By |2020-04-03T12:41:49+03:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

It seems as if we’ve been dealing with coronavirus for years. However, three short months ago, no one had even heard of COVID-19. Now, terms such as self-isolate, flatten the curve and social distancing are all common parlance. But do we know how coronavirus will end? The Beginning, the Middle and the End of Coronavirus? [...]

  • History of April Fools Day

The Unknown History of April Fools’ Day: Origins & Traditions

By |2020-04-01T23:34:22+03:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology|Tags: , , |

Tricking people has become a normal pastime on the first of April. However, the history of April Fools’ Day is more interesting than that. For as long as I can remember, my friends and family have been playing tricks and lying to me on the first of April. Some of these tricks have been pretty shocking [...]

  • Hindsight Bias

Hindsight Bias: Why We Overestimate Our Ability to Predict Events

By |2020-04-01T17:58:35+03:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

They say hindsight is a wonderful thing, but don’t you just hate it when people say things like ‘I told you that would happen’ or ‘I just knew it all along’? Are they particularly gifted in their ability to see into the future or predict the past? I’m afraid not. They are more likely to [...]

Why Did Bubonic Plague Doctors Wear Creepy Beak-Nosed Masks?

By |2020-03-31T12:44:13+03:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology|Tags: , |

With the current pandemic firmly entrenched and the death toll rising, it’s not surprising that people are looking to history for answers. However, if the strange bird-like masks worn by bubonic plague doctors are anything to go on, we’re in trouble. The coronavirus pandemic is not the first time we humans have faced an outbreak [...]

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The Struggle of Living with Anxiety in Times of Crisis: How to Stay Sane

By |2020-03-30T14:53:08+03:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Let me tell you, living with anxiety is beyond difficult. So, you can imagine how it feels being anxious during a crisis. I’ve lived with anxiety as long as I can remember, even dealing with panic attacks during grade school. This illness didn’t just make me a little nervous - it was much worse than [...]

  • cognitive ease

What Is Cognitive Ease and How It Blocks Your Critical Thinking

By |2020-03-29T19:06:43+03:00March 29th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Now before you start reading this article, I just want to promise you it is not a political piece. I am only using an event in recent British politics to highlight a way of thinking called cognitive ease. Last December, the Conservative Party won the General Election with a huge majority not seen since WWII. [...]

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How Mass Hysteria Is Making the Pandemic Worse & How to Cope

By |2020-03-28T12:50:41+03:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I like to think of myself as a fairly rational and calm person, but in the last few weeks, I have felt close to tears. Since the coronavirus has taken hold, I have seen mass hysteria on an unprecedented scale. Never before in my lifetime have I witnessed empty supermarket shelves, people walking around wearing [...]

  • Mindfulness Mental Health

5 Proven Ways Mindfulness Will Strengthen Your Mental Health

By |2020-03-27T16:03:29+03:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What Is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is your ability to bring awareness to experiences, feelings, and emotions. Buddhists believed that through prayer or mediation, you can shift your thoughts away from distraction and into intention. The mind has on average 3,000 thoughts per minute. A Harvard study claims that the average person is ‘lost in thought’ for [...]