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

By |2020-06-01T22:46:39+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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How Mass Hysteria Is Making the Pandemic Worse & How to Cope

By |2020-06-01T22:49:42+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 [...]

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5 Proven Ways Mindfulness Will Strengthen Your Mental Health

By |2020-06-01T22:50:40+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 [...]

6 Worst Pandemics in History and What We Can Learn

By |2020-06-01T22:51:38+03:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Some of the worst pandemics in history have taken millions of lives. What lessons have we learned from these horrible events? Understanding the history of the worst pandemics requires the ability to differentiate between the epidemic and pandemic in the definition. First of all, the epidemic is an outbreak of the disease on a large [...]

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What Is Willful Ignorance & 5 Examples of How It Works

By |2020-06-01T22:59:20+03:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Willful ignorance is built on the deliberate avoidance of evidence that doesn’t match one’s existing beliefs. This can be a defense mechanism as it allows us to create a world we feel safe in, akin to confirmation bias. However, it is also often apparent in behavior that is socially harmful. In this post, we will [...]

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Known Unknowns vs Unknown Unknowns: Two Sides of Ignorance

By |2020-06-01T23:05:10+03:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

If I asked you how a CD worked, how confident would you feel in explaining it to me? Let’s say from 1-10? A 7, 8 perhaps? Okay, go on then, explain it, but in so much detail that I completely understand. Not so confident now? We’re talking about a phenomenon called known unknowns and unknown [...]

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5 Benefits of Slow Thinking, According to Science

By |2020-06-01T23:07:06+03:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

In a world where everything inexorably requires us to speed up, most people’s intuition tells them that being faster is better. However, according to research, our intuition may not always be as good as we think it is. Moreover, thinking slow may have several benefits over fast thinking in a variety of settings. In this [...]

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Personality in the Workplace: 9 Most Difficult Types

By |2020-06-01T23:07:53+03:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Over the years, I’ve worked in a lot of different jobs. From factory floors to secretarial roles, it doesn’t seem to matter which. There’s always one personality in the workplace that gets on everyone’s nerves. And that gave me an idea. There must be specific personality types in the workplace that everyone recognises and secretly [...]