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Tree-Hugging Encouraged in Iceland as a Way to Cope with Isolation

By |2020-05-05T13:03:53+03:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Earth, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

The citizens of Iceland have been encouraged by the forestry service to hug trees every day for five at least minutes. This is being encouraged to help people cope with social isolation, but does it really work? In this post, we will look at research showing the surprising benefits of hugging trees and explore why [...]

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4 Signs You Need an Information Detox and How to Do It

By |2020-04-12T12:56:40+03:00April 12th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Even at the best of times, it is easy to get overloaded with information. However, whilst we hear a lot about the symptoms of information overload, we don’t often hear about how to detox from it. During the time of the coronavirus, recognizing when we might need an information detox is even more important. In [...]

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How to Cultivate Empathy and Compassion in the Coronavirus Crisis

By |2020-04-08T20:10:02+03:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

During these uncertain times, more and more of us around the world face curfews and social distancing. However, we know that too much inward focus can lead to us feeling isolated. On the other hand, studies show numerous benefits from giving social support and practicing empathy and compassion for others. Indeed, compassion for others can [...]

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5 Lessons Coronavirus Lockdown Teaches Us about Life

By |2020-04-06T13:34:20+03:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

With current coronavirus lockdown in many countries of the world, the regular flow of life has stopped. Basically, our lives have been put on hold. We are asked to stay at home and to reduce our social and outdoor activities to the very minimum. Sounds like an introvert’s definition of paradise, doesn’t it? Yes, in [...]

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How Will Coronavirus End? Here Are 4 Possible Scenarios

By |2020-04-14T23:20:15+03:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

It seems as if we’ve been dealing with coronavirus for years. However, three short months ago, no one had even heard of COVID-19. Now, terms such as self-isolate, flatten the curve and social distancing are all common parlance. But do we know how coronavirus will end? The Beginning, the Middle and the End of Coronavirus? [...]

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The Struggle of Living with Anxiety in Times of Crisis: How to Stay Sane

By |2020-03-30T14:53:08+03:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Let me tell you, living with anxiety is beyond difficult. So, you can imagine how it feels being anxious during a crisis. I’ve lived with anxiety as long as I can remember, even dealing with panic attacks during grade school. This illness didn’t just make me a little nervous - it was much worse than [...]

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A Powerful Lesson Coronavirus Pandemic Teaches Our Society

By |2020-03-29T18:15:10+03:00March 29th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , |

Coronavirus pandemic is spreading at a terrifyingly threatening pace. Every single day, it counts dozens of thousands of new cases and a growing number of deaths worldwide. We still don’t have enough information about the novel virus COVID-19. But it seems that no one is safe. Coronavirus doesn’t make distinctions when it comes to a [...]

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How Mass Hysteria Is Making the Pandemic Worse & How to Cope

By |2020-03-28T12:50:41+03:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I like to think of myself as a fairly rational and calm person, but in the last few weeks, I have felt close to tears. Since the coronavirus has taken hold, I have seen mass hysteria on an unprecedented scale. Never before in my lifetime have I witnessed empty supermarket shelves, people walking around wearing [...]