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How Decision-Making Psychology Explains Why We Vote the Way We Do

By |2019-01-20T16:15:37+00:00January 20th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is decision-making psychology and what has it got to do with how we vote? Decision-making psychology demonstrates that every conscious decision we make is influenced by our emotions, unconscious thoughts, our biases and prejudices. These influences are mental shortcuts that help us make faster choices. We have learnt to take these mental shortcuts as a [...]

What Is Internet Gaming Disorder and Why Experts Disagree on the Diagnosis

By |2019-01-16T20:52:09+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

There is some confusion as to whether internet gaming disorder is an actual disorder. But if we look at the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), we can see there is a concern. In Section III, Internet Gaming Disorder is considered to be serious enough to warrant further investigation. [...]

6 Must-Read Dystopian Novels That Predicted the Society We Live in Today

By |2019-01-13T20:30:17+00:00January 13th, 2019|Categories: Education & Technology, Food for thought, Futurism & Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

In the past, we only dreamed of fantastic things. Through various dystopian novels, we imagined ideas and technologies…some technologies that exist in our world today. Do you remember the 70s or the 80s? What about the times before? Maybe you’ve been on this earth long enough to remember as far back as the 30s and [...]

Why People Develop Trust Issues and How to Overcome Them

By |2018-12-18T14:35:19+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What does it mean to have trust issues? Trusting in others is something we all do subconsciously, every single day of our lives. No one can live without. We trust the bus driver to get us to our destination safely. Then, we trust the supermarket to provide us with food that is safe to eat. [...]

Name Meanings: Can Your Name Reveal Your Personality?

By |2018-12-23T11:06:43+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We know how powerful language can be, but what about our names? Just how important are name meanings? Can they reveal anything about our identities? Our names are an important part of our identity. It's one of the first things people notice about us. Whether we like it or not, our name is a huge [...]

4 Struggles a Child Raised in a Single-Parent Family May Have Later in Life

By |2018-12-16T18:50:15+00:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The number of children being raised in a single-parent family is higher than ever before. In earlier civilisations, the untimely death of a partner was usually the only circumstance surrounding a single-parent family. But in the modern era, there are many reasons that contribute to the sharp increase of single-parent families. Issues such as divorce, [...]

5 Ways the Consumer Society Has Distorted Our Perception of Happiness

By |2018-12-13T21:30:55+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , |

The consumer society we live in has altered our perceptions on so many levels. It has changed the way we see things in our everyday lives. The consumer society wants us to believe that in order to be happy, we need to constantly buy newer and better things. Life becomes a never-ending pursuit of [...]

7 Worst Serial Killers in History That Show How Dark a Human Mind Can Be

By |2018-12-11T14:51:52+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, History & Archaeology, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Before we start, I’d like to ask you a question. Why are you here? I don’t mean in the biblical sense. I mean, why are you interested in history's worst serial killers? Why do serial killers capture our attention? Is it because we simply can’t comprehend how they could carry out their unspeakable acts of [...]