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  • Thinking Aloud benefits

5 Surprising Benefits of Thinking Aloud, Backed by Science

By |2019-12-31T18:35:47+02:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Talking to yourself out loud is typically seen as a social faux pas. Indeed, we get encouraged to stop guiding our behavior by talking out load as we get older. However, a recent study from Bangor University has found that thinking and talking out loud may actually offer a number of benefits and talking to [...]

  • Survivor’s Guilt

What Is Survivor’s Guilt and How to Manage It to Move on in Life

By |2019-12-29T20:27:19+02:00December 29th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Survivor’s guilt is when we live while others succumb to a traumatic or sudden death. This is never an easy pill to swallow. While I’ve never served in the military and I was hundreds of miles away from New York during the 9/11 events, I watched my aunt suddenly collapse and die right in front [...]

  • Slippery Slope Fallacy

What Is Slippery Slope Fallacy and How to Handle It in an Argument

By |2019-12-26T20:05:25+02:00December 26th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

The slippery slope argument is frequently used in a variety of contexts from our own internal reasoning to political propaganda. It takes the view that a certain action will lead to a specific chain of events, usually resulting in a negative outcome. But how helpful is this argument and why has it been termed the [...]

  • Do Binaural Beats Work

Do Binaural Beats Work? Here Is What Science Has to Say

By |2019-12-27T18:52:21+02:00December 24th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

As humans who suffer from a multitude of disorders, we look for cures that work, so have we found healing in binaural beats? Being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder among other things, I’ve tried many so-called solutions and medications to improve my quality of life. I also tried yoga, nature walks, prayer, and martial arts [...]

  • Maximizers and Satisficers

Maximizers and Satisficers: Which One Are You and What Does It Mean?

By |2019-12-23T16:56:14+02:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

Decision making is an unavoidable feature of our lives. However, researchers have found that some of us are better at it than others. Psychologists have grouped people into two distinctive categories: maximizers and satisficers. In this post, we look at the meaning behind the terms ‘maximizer’ and ‘satisficer’. And help you to explore which term [...]

  • How to Stop Lying about Everything

How to Stop Lying about Everything When You Just Can’t Help Yourself

By |2019-12-21T18:33:51+02:00December 21st, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Honesty is the best policy, and we know that. So, how do we stop lying about any and everything? There are many types of lies: straight out lies, omissions, “little white lies”, you know, those kinds of lies. But let’s face it, a lie is a lie, now isn’t it, really? Well, yes, but there [...]

  • Signs of Unresolved Grief

10 Signs of Unresolved Grief That Poisons Your Life

By |2019-12-21T15:58:55+02:00December 21st, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever felt like your heart was broken but did not know why?  This could be due to unresolved grief. When a loved one dies, we grieve, but then over time, we heal. It sounds simple, doesn't it? Well, it's not. Sometimes we have to deal with unresolved issues due to the grief we [...]

  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming Signs

What Is Neuro-Linguistic Programming and 6 Signs Someone Is Using It on You

By |2019-12-20T16:02:58+02:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Did you know that manipulation and influence aren’t the same? One is conducted for selfish reasons, the other, to improve or change. While we know that outright manipulation is a negative thing, we cannot say this 100% about influence. For example, we influence our children in hopes they will become mature and respected adults, right? [...]