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

The Psychology of Ethical Decision Making or Why We Make Immoral Decisions

By |2019-02-18T21:24:56+02:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What goes on in our minds during ethical decision making? How do we justify ourselves when we make immoral decisions? There are several areas of research that can give us insight into ethical decision making. Ethical Decision Making and the ‘Meat Paradox’ I’d like to ask you two questions. Is animal torture morally wrong? I’m [...]

5 Unanswered Questions about the Human Mind That Still Puzzle Scientists

By |2019-02-18T14:54:17+02:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

It’s little wonder that we have so many unanswered questions about the human mind. Our minds are the most powerful computers in the world. They encase not only a whole personality but also run every part of the body. All this allows us to move around and feel emotions. Yet, as far as scientists have [...]

How Do Dreams Work and Why Do We Have Them, According to Science?

By |2019-02-25T16:03:21+02:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

How do dreams work? This and other questions about dreams have been a source of wonder for ages. Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychology, was convinced that dreams were an expression of unfulfilled fantasies. More pragmatic theorists after him saw dreams as a reflection of life. But neither Freud nor those who came after [...]

What Is Holiday Depression and 10 Simple Ways to Cope with It

By |2019-02-14T19:18:54+02:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Holiday depression is a feeling of lowliness and despair felt during the holiday months or on holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving. Holidays come with a whole bundle of responsibilities and pressure. From coping with financial chaos to losing sleep over loneliness and awkward family gatherings, holidays and vacations cast a murky spell upon many teenagers [...]

Signs and Causes of Compulsive Lying and How to Stop This Habit

By |2019-02-13T14:48:35+02:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

At times, we can all tell a small white lie, but compulsive lying is a completely different animal. People who have the habit of compulsive lying tell lies about the most random things. If you ask them what they did over the weekend, they might say, "I went fishing with some friends". In fact, they [...]

Healing Frequencies That Have a Miraculous Effect on the Human Mind & Body

By |2019-02-28T18:46:22+02:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Are there really healing frequencies that can affect our minds and bodies or is it just a bunch of hippy mumbo jumbo? Actually, the way that healing frequencies work is very much based on science and it has to do with how the brain operates. So what do we mean when we say ‘frequencies’ and [...]

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

By |2019-02-08T20:20:05+02:00February 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+02:00February 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 [...]