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  • mere exposure effect

Mere Exposure Effect: 3 Examples Show Why You Love Things You Used to Hate

By |2019-12-29T21:05:37+02:00January 4th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , |

The mere exposure effect can guide our preferences without us even realizing. In a year, you may like something you hate right now. Have you ever wondered why your preferences change as you get older? Maybe you hated olives and now you love them. Maybe you and your best friend hated each other and now [...]

  • post-holiday depression

How to Cope with Post-Holiday Depression and Return to Daily Life

By |2019-12-28T13:12:43+02:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Most people look forward to the holidays, but post-holiday depression can be difficult. The excitement of the holidays, no matter what holiday you observe, is overwhelming and joyful, but after the holidays are over, depression can set in. Most of us know about this feeling, it either creeps in after Christmas or follows up after [...]

  • 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 [...]