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

By |2020-06-01T20:49:12+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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5 Lessons Coronavirus Lockdown Teaches Us about Life

By |2020-06-01T22:42:50+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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19th-Century Photos of Snowflakes Under a Microscope Show the Captivating Beauty of Nature’s Creations

By |2020-06-01T23:34:56+03:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

Every snowflake is different, and yet, curiously the same. Why is this? Well, the fluffy edges and lengths are various, but each snowflake always has the same number of points. As a child, I folded paper and used scissors to cut shapes off the corners of the folded paper. Then I would fold the paper [...]

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An Introvert’s Dream Job: This Couple Left It All Behind to Become Lighthouse Keepers

By |2020-06-01T23:42:31+03:00January 31st, 2020|Categories: Introvert's World|Tags: , , , |

Being an introvert, I understand those who move to remote places. Here, I find rare instances to be totally alone. All my past jobs required me to be surrounded by people, some I liked, okay, but some were a challenge. Social situations, school, and even at home, also proved to be pretty difficult. So imagine [...]

6 Unexpected Ways to Relieve Stress, According to Science

By |2020-06-02T00:15:47+03:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Stress seems to be just a part of life these days. Whether it’s at work or at home, or on the commute between the two, stress can be unavoidable. A little stress is natural, but when it weighs on us heavily, it can be dangerous for our health. High stress increases our susceptibility to all [...]

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How to Overcome Mental Blocks with These 3 Science-Backed Strategies

By |2020-06-02T00:59:04+03:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Mental blocks are stressful and sometimes painful things to experience and quite hard to overcome. When you have a mental block, your own brain is preventing the recall of memories or your ability to understand something. Remember your school days. Did you ever feel like no matter how many times the teacher explained something, you [...]

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Do You Feel Disconnected from Reality? How to Stop Dissociation and Reconnect

By |2020-06-11T14:03:36+03:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you ever feel disconnected from reality? As if life is passing you by and you are just an observer. Like most of your living takes place in your head, not in the real world. You struggle to connect with people and enjoy life’s pleasures. All this just feels not good enough. In psychology, this [...]

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How to Quiet Your Monkey Mind with 6 Science-Backed Strategies

By |2020-03-24T16:29:25+03:00August 31st, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

The term, “monkey mind” derives from the Buddhist’s interpretation of a restless, confused, and all sorts of chaotic thoughts. Do you have this problem? Hey guys, do you wake in the morning with restless thoughts running all over the place? Do you get up and feel confused because there are so many thoughts fighting for [...]