All Things About Introvert: The Seemingly Mysterious Personality That Often Get Misunderstood!

A Sneak Peek To “What is an introvert? Introverts – shy and withdrawn, #mysterious people that don’t particularly need human interaction, or do they? With all of the buzz #about introverts, extroverts and ambiverts going on lately, are we sure we are not jumping to conclusions regarding someone’s #personality, and more importantly, how much of the information we have is accurate and not leading to generalizing and misconceptions? There’s no doubt that extroverts are easy to spot and recognize since they are outgoing and tend to be the center of the attention….

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Seeing Your Ex Partner Getting into a New Relationship Is Often Devastating, Here's What to Do

So you’re casually checking out what’s up on Instagram’s “Explore” section and suddenly a photo of your ex with a new flame shows up. Yes, your #relationship ended but it is still awkward and somewhat #devastating to see your former #partner moving on, especially if the breakup is still fresh. Then, you start #seeing them all over the place, laughing, having fun, and posting photos on social media profiles. Like adding salt to the wound, people start texting to inform you about your ex’s new relationship. This leads to self-doubt,…

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We Often See Quite a Lot of Interesting Research Findings, but How Many of Them Are Trustworthy?

Experimenter bias plagues #research publications every year. Experimenters, their studies, and their results are far from perfect. We have all heard of the academic misconduct, intentional manipulation, and researchers who blatantly lie in their research. However, it is safe to assume that most researchers have good intentions when performing experiments and writing publications. Despite good intentions, it is important to understand that all researchers are subject to one major downfall: experimenter bias. Understanding Experimenter Bias [1] In its simplest form, bias is when our mind tends to favor something. We…

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You're Burning Your Hard Earned Money If You Do These 8 Things Often

Saving #money in today’s economy can sometimes feel impossible. Do you #often find you earn an okay amount but don’t seem to have enough at the end of the month? Taking a good look at our spending habits and recognising how we use our money can go towards re-evaluating and cultivating a life where we only spend what’s necessary. 8 Daily Habits That Drain Your Money Unknowingly What can you do to help stay mindful of what you spend your money on? It’s all about adopting habits to help you…

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Is Pho Healthy or Not? Will I Gain Weight If I Have It Often?

A warm bowl of pho soup is everyone’s favorite these days. Made with a blend of broth, meat, rice noodles, and topped with vegetables, pho has it all from a nutritional standpoint. But there’s also talk about pho being unhealthy due to its high sodium content and that it was even fattening. Whether pho is good or bad for you depends on the specific recipe, your choice of condiments, and portion size. Many of us tend to go overboard with our portion sizes when given a variety of options of meat,…

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We Are Often Confused Empathy With Sympathy but What's The Difference Actually?

In general, #sympathy and #empathy are #often #confused with one another. There is good reason for this too, primarily because both words deal with similar emotions and are derived from the Greek term páthos (which pertains to suffering and feeling). These words are also commonly ascribed to situations of sadness and mourning, as people try to identify with a particular group or individual that has been afflicted by tragedy. Despite the similarities in terms of application and origin, however, there are core differences that separate the two words. Sympathy describes the…

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People Who Cry Often Are Mentally Stronger, Proven By Psychologists

Why does one person get choked up over those heart wrenching SPCA commercials, while another will barely shed a tear for the death of a loved one – if even then? Does the exhortation “Have a good cry” carry any physiological or psychological merit? Researchers have begun studying the science of crying in an effort to help us better understand what human tears mean from social, psychological, and neuro-scientific perspectives. Recent studies[1] show that crying is not only perfectly healthy, but is also critical for good mental health and stability….

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