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6 Subtle Ways Children of Divorced Parents Struggle Later in Life

By |2018-11-20T14:33:10+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Divorce is difficult for all involved, especially offspring. Children of divorced parents sometimes endure struggles far into adulthood. I've been divorced and I understand how it affected my own children. I’ve also watched my younger cousins move from home to home during their parent’s divorce as well. Children of divorced parents often bear mental scars [...]

4 Unexpected Effects of Video Games That May Surprise You

By |2018-11-20T14:01:32+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It’s easy to make assumptions about the effects of video games. I mean, it makes sense to think that violent video games lead to higher rates of violence in real life. The reality, however, could be much simpler. For example, maybe aggressive people are simply drawn to violent video games? The problem is that we [...]

Phobia of Clowns or Coulrophobia Explained: Why Do Some People Fear Clowns?

By |2018-11-17T15:03:46+00:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Coulrophobia. It means a phobia of clowns. Now for some people, even the mention of clowns is enough to trigger a panic attack. But clowns are supposed to be funny and make us laugh? Why then does the mere thought of them send some people into a state of anxiety? What is it about clowns [...]

The Psychology of Happiness: 5 Personality Traits That Predict Your Chances to Be Happy

By |2018-11-16T13:35:36+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

What makes us happy? The pursuit of happiness is an age-old question. In fact, the psychology of happiness is a topic for much debate amongst experts. Some say chasing happiness can be self-defeating. Others believe living a meaningful life to be the key. Even the greatest minds of history have taken a stab at defining [...]

Perception Is Reality and Science Has Proven It: 3 Thought-Provoking Studies

By |2018-11-12T21:47:56+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Guess what? There’s some science to prove that perception is reality. We’ve all heard how positive thinking can make us feel better. But, why? Perceptions are just that – they aren’t ‘real’ concepts. Whilst they may make us feel good, as humans we often seek reality to ground us. Is there really any science behind [...]

What Is Confirmation Bias and 3 Signs Your Decisions Are Affected by It

By |2018-11-11T20:00:08+00:00November 11th, 2018|Categories: Human Brain, Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Confirmation bias. Is it just wishful thinking? What would you think if a friend stopped returning your calls? Would you think they were ignoring you? Would you think it was something you said, maybe something you did? Could it just be your own confirmation bias coming into play? Are you suffering from confirmation bias? What [...]

Spiritual Abuse in Cults: 6 Manipulation Tricks They Use to Recruit Members

By |2018-11-10T15:12:08+00:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Spiritual abuse in cults is rife. In fact, it is one of the most common ways cults use to recruit new members. But how do cults recruit normal people? How can someone change from having typical, healthy beliefs to extreme ideologies? Not only that but ones they are willing to die for? Well, it’s certainly [...]

Dreams That Feel Real: Do They Have Any Special Meaning?

By |2018-11-05T09:48:24+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Dream Interpretation, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

Vivid dreams are dreams that feel real. This means, instead of vague dreamscapes, you can remember details, sounds, topics of conversation and even smells. Dreams that feel real can leave a lasting impression upon you when you wake. They can even terrify you at times. When I dream, I usually have vivid experiences like this. [...]