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Recent scientific findings and technological advances. Interesting facts and controversial theories about Human, Earth and the Universe

The Mystery of Wrinkled Fingertips in Water and 4 More Evolutionary Quirks

By |2019-02-08T20:20:05+00:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever wondered why you get wrinkled fingertips if you are in water for long periods of time? It’s actually a neat evolutionary quirk, developed over time, designed to enable us to survive. So how does it work? Why do we get wrinkled fingertips? Not only that, but why is it only our fingertips [...]

How to Overcome Fear and Phobias with These 10 Science-Backed Strategies

By |2019-02-08T19:52:31+00:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

This article on how to overcome fear will be helpful for everybody because everyone is afraid of something. Fear is a natural response that protects us from danger as well as other threatening circumstances we can encounter in our lives. However, sometimes this natural reaction goes a bit crazy and this can cause a certain [...]

10 Rare Mental Disorders You Have Probably Never Heard about

By |2019-02-06T19:40:40+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We can all name some common mental disorders. For instance, depression, anxiety, OCD are just a few. But what about rare mental disorders? The mind is a wonderful thing. After all, it’s what makes us human. It separates us from animals. But when it goes wrong, it can produce some horrifying symptoms. Here are 10 [...]

What Is Middle Child Syndrome and 5 Signs You Are Suffering from It

By |2019-02-06T19:16:27+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

Middle Child Syndrome has been consistently brushed off as a myth, but it is very, very real. What Is Middle Child Syndrome? Middle Child Syndrome is not a clinical syndrome. However, it is a known psychological phenomenon with numerous effects on children due to their birth order. Middle Child Syndrome is the feeling of being [...]

How to Talk to a Narcissist to Avoid Being Used, Blamed and Manipulated

By |2019-02-02T13:58:19+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

If there’s someone toxic in your life, it can be almost unbearable. Learning how to talk to a narcissist can be one of the most difficult tasks you will ever experience. My entire life has been engulfed in a narcissistic fog. My parents, my friends, and my romantic partners have all exhibited narcissistic behavior around [...]

7 Controversial Theories of Evolution That Will Give You Food for Thought

By |2019-01-29T14:23:58+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Earth, Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

It’s that age-old question – how did we get here? Theories of evolution can help us understand our origins. And yes, there are controversial ones. Whether you believe it or not, I would imagine that the majority of us have heard of Darwin’s theory of evolution. Darwin believed in natural selection. The premise of natural [...]

10 Signs of Unhealthy Codependent Behavior and How to Change It

By |2019-01-28T15:00:04+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It’s possible that, unknowingly, you have fallen into the trap of codependent behavior. Codependent behavior is a harmful type of behavior that is also known as addiction to relationships - even if the relationship is toxic or violent. Let's take Prisca for example. Prisca grew up in a home where her mother was physically and [...]

What Is a Positive Bias and How It Distorts Your Perception of Other People

By |2019-01-26T16:37:18+00:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

What is a positive bias, you ask? A positive bias is a tendency in humans to overestimate when good things will happen. There is even a specific use of the term positive bias in research. It refers to when someone in research only publishes positive outcomes. A positive bias is normally seen as a good [...]