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What Is Swedish Death Cleaning and Why You Should Practice It at Any Life Stage

By |2019-11-28T23:40:51+03:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

If you're looking for more organization in your life, you need to look into Swedish Death Cleaning. This might be a brand new phrase to you, but it's one that's worth getting familiar with. Swedish Death Cleaning has to do with organization, and I'm sure you could use more of that in your life. But [...]

Why Is Intrapersonal Intelligence Important and How to Develop It?

By |2019-11-28T14:51:41+03:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

In the 1980s, a brand-new theory on intelligence emerged. Developed by Howard Gardner, this theory suggested that there is more than just the one version of intelligence. Instead of the typical IQ test, based on logic and numbers, there are several ways in which a person could be intelligent. These new types of intelligence include [...]

How to Deal with Job Burnout and Achieve Work-Life Balance

By |2019-11-28T18:06:29+03:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

Technically speaking, burnout implies the cessation of operation of a jet or a rocket engine. Projecting this definition onto the office landscape, job burnout closely relates to work stress. Indeed the term ‘burnout’ in this context was first introduced by Freudenberger (1974). He pointed to the occupational hazards professionals are exposed to when working under [...]

9 Signs of a Scam Artist and Manipulation Tools They Use

By |2019-11-27T17:19:57+03:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

I’ve always been interested in the darker side of a person’s personality, particularly deviant behaviour. I want to know why someone might stray from the straight and narrow. So I often watch programmes about scam artists and their victims. And I think to myself, how did they fall for their tricks? Do they use specific [...]

The Unknown Origin of Thanksgiving: a Dark Story You Didn’t Learn in School

By |2019-11-26T15:25:30+03:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , , |

The holiday of Thanksgiving may seem straightforward with turkey and stuffing but has an uglier side that many are unaware of... The origin of Thanksgiving is more complicated than just the story of the pilgrims and Native Americans celebrating at Plymouth rock. It gets a bit darker, and peace ultimately didn't win out. This will [...]

Why Do We Laugh and Find Some Things Funny, According to Science?

By |2019-11-26T21:57:18+03:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Laughter is the best medicine, they say. Endless studies have shown that laughing is good for our health, but why do we do it? Why do we laugh at all? There are several scientific theories which try to explain why we laugh, and why we find some things so funny. It seems that there is [...]

How to Handle Holiday Stress When You Have Mental Illness

By |2019-11-25T13:31:43+03:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

When you have a mental illness, it can seem impossible to deal with holiday stress. What can we do? The holidays are right on top of us, and the air is filled with a buzz, it seems. While most people get excited about the holidays, it can feel just a bit different from those who [...]

How the Psychology of Money Subtly Affects Your Personality and Life

By |2019-11-24T16:38:03+03:00November 24th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

What is the psychology of money? Yes, you heard it right, there are many psychological aspects and they do influence the way we live. Most people think only in the terms of, “make money/spend money/invest money/save money” or something to that effect, but the subject of the money goes much deeper than that. In fact, [...]