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  • Benefits of Handwriting

5 Benefits of Handwriting Compared to Typing, According to Science

By |2020-01-21T16:54:28+02:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

In the modern world, the prominence of smartphones, tablets, and computers means that we communicate via typing rather than the written word. The art of writing by hand is fast becoming a tradition of the past. Yet, according to science, handwriting benefits our brain in multiple ways. In this post, we explore the 5 benefits [...]

  • difference between grief and depression

What’s the Difference Between Grief and Depression? 6 Things That Separate Them

By |2020-01-19T19:51:42+02:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

Did you know there’s a difference between grief and depression? Well, it can be complicated to explain. In simple terms, grief can eventually go away, while depression can last for a lifetime. But that’s not all you need to know. There are other facets of these conditions that separate one from the other. Learning the [...]

  • narrative therapy anxiety

6 Narrative Therapy Tricks to Use to Calm Down Your Anxiety

By |2020-01-17T15:13:06+02:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , |

Feeling anxious makes you feel bad about yourself sometimes. But narrative therapy shows us that many things are not as they seem. During the struggles of mental illness, I fought for my self-esteem and worth, and I'm still fighting. And when I say “fought”, I mean, kicking and screaming inside my head. I also mean [...]

  • Overly Critical Person

7 Signs You Are an Overly Critical Person and How to Stop Being One

By |2020-01-16T20:54:19+02:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

You may think that you aren’t an overly critical person until you read about it. If you are, you can learn how to stop. I am an overly critical person. There, I went ahead and admitted a fact about myself. To be honest, in the last few months, I’ve realized quite a bit of unhealthy [...]

  • printed books vs ebooks

Ebooks vs Printed Books: Which Are Better for Your Brain, According to Science?

By |2020-01-15T15:53:19+02:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Book enthusiasts have long defended the benefits of the printed word over ebooks. Yet, the arguments are frequently centered on the look and feel of a book. In a world where much of our lives are conducted on a screen, the arguments for the benefits of a printed book over an ebook are increasingly focusing [...]

  • Letting Go of Grudges

Why Letting Go of Grudges Is Crucial for Your Happiness and How to Do It

By |2020-01-10T13:33:45+02:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

I think it’s fair to say that we’ve all been wronged in some way. Whether it’s a nasty break-up, betrayal by a friend, or an old school bully, once we hold a grudge against them, it’s hard to let go. Letting go of grudges is good for our health, but it’s hard to do. We [...]

  • mere exposure effect

Mere Exposure Effect: 3 Examples Show Why You Love Things You Used to Hate

By |2019-12-29T21:05:37+02:00January 4th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , |

The mere exposure effect can guide our preferences without us even realizing. In a year, you may like something you hate right now. Have you ever wondered why your preferences change as you get older? Maybe you hated olives and now you love them. Maybe you and your best friend hated each other and now [...]

  • post-holiday depression

How to Cope with Post-Holiday Depression and Return to Daily Life

By |2019-12-28T13:12:43+02:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Most people look forward to the holidays, but post-holiday depression can be difficult. The excitement of the holidays, no matter what holiday you observe, is overwhelming and joyful, but after the holidays are over, depression can set in. Most of us know about this feeling, it either creeps in after Christmas or follows up after [...]