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What Is Freud’s Death Drive and How It Governs Your Life

By |2020-06-01T23:20:42+03:00February 29th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Are you the sort of person that feels a little frisson or thrill whenever you hear about a major fatality? Don’t worry, you’re not a psychopath, but you might just be confirming Freud’s death drive. Sigmund Freud's Life Instinct and Death Drive Sigmund Freud theorised that we all have two major opposing forces working within [...]

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4 Examples of Sublimation That Demonstrate How It Works in Daily Life

By |2020-06-01T23:46:26+03:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

We all have thoughts and feelings which we know are 'not okay' by society's standards. It's a natural element of the human condition. What sets humans apart from animals is not a lack of animal impulses, but rather how we manage our animal impulses. One of the techniques we subconsciously use is sublimation. Following is [...]

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

By |2020-06-02T00:54:55+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 [...]

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What Dreams about Snakes Mean and How to Interpret Them

By |2020-06-14T16:13:42+03:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Dream Interpretation, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , |

There are many people who have a phobia of poisonous snakes, but whether we like it or not, snakes feature in our waking lives. We use them to describe certain attributes in other people. For example, a 'snake in the grass' is someone we don’t trust. Snakes are symbolic. From the very beginning in the [...]

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Dreaming about an Ex: 6 Meanings That Might Surprise You

By |2019-07-07T01:16:44+03:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Dream Interpretation, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

Dreaming about an ex can be unsettling, particularly for those in abusive relationships. But can they offer insight into our daily lives? You might wonder how a dream about an ex-partner can shed light on what’s happening in our day-to-day life. For example, what does it mean for those who are in happy relationships? On [...]

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Why Do We Dream? 3 of the Most Interesting Theories to Consider

By |2019-10-06T00:04:52+03:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Dream Interpretation|Tags: , , , , , |

Experts do not agree on one simple explanation of why we dream. But there are many interesting theories. So why do we dream? Are dreams worth analysing or are they simply reflections on thoughts and experiences of the day? You could argue that cats and dogs dream, but we don’t pay special attention to those [...]

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

By |2019-10-05T13:51:32+03:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever wondered how dreams work and why we have them? 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. [...]

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What Does a Recurring Dream about Losing Teeth Mean?

By |2020-06-16T16:42:44+03:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Dream Interpretation, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , |

Ever had a dream about losing teeth? You are not alone! This type of dream is surprisingly common and has been the topic of study for a number of psychologists. A recurring dream about losing teeth and its meaning If you’ve ever dreamed about losing teeth more than once, you might want to look at [...]