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Road Rage

There are many variables that determine whether or not you’ll have a car accident. Some depend on the vehicle or the place, and others depend on the driver. The driver’s experience is very important, as well as how skilled they are…

Women of Sand: Femicides in Ciudad Juarez

Humberto Robles, a Mexican playwright, wrote the play Women of Sand (Mujeres de arena). It’s the testimony of women who speak about the horror of the femicides in Ciudad Juarez. Women of Sand speaks out against these murders and places them…

The Two Sides of Ambition

Ambition is paradoxical. Some schools of thought condemn ambition, while others praise it. In fact, ambition is one of those traits that we aren’t sure whether to classify as a virtue or a flaw. That’s why we decided to talk about the…

From Soul Science to Behavioral Science

These days, we talk about psychology as a behavioral science. However, etymologically, psychology means the science of the soul. In this article, we’re going to see how the concept of psychology has evolved over the centuries. The concept and objective of psychology…

The 5 Keys to Preventing Digital Dementia

It’s impossible to talk about digital dementia without talking about German psychiatrist Manfred Spitzer. Thanks to his work, we now know that digital dementia is the reduction of our cognitive abilities due to the misuse of new technologies. This kind of dementia…

What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

Neuropsychological or cognitive evaluation is a diagnostic method designed specifically to explore people’s cognitive function. It provides valuable information that might not show up in other kinds of studies. As such, healthcare providers use it as a complement to neuroimaging or…

Psychopharmacology: Characteristics and History

It wasn’t until the 19th century that French and German scientists began to study human behavior in adaptive terms. A new paradigm emerged that labeled problems as “disorders”. That was the beginning of the attempt to control behavioral symptoms with psychopharmacology. This…

The Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on the Brain

The consumption of cannabis is a controversial subject. There are many studies on the benefits and adverse effects of pot. More and more countries are legalizing cannabis. However, many experts are questioning the effectiveness of medicinal marijuana. Are medical marijuana and…

Overcoming Your Fear of Abandonment

Overcoming your fear of abandonment and achieving self-sufficiency is no easy task. However, it’s possible as long as you recognize how valuable you are. You have to convince yourself that you’re brilliant, important, and strong and that you don’t have to…

How Parents Affect Their Children’s Mental Health

Sometimes, family environments can cause more than suffering. In this sense, parents can affect their children’s mental health. Some parents put their children in stressful situations where they might feel humiliated, anxious, or helpless. These kinds of experiences are difficult and…

Anxiolytics: The Pills That Live on Nightstands Everywhere

Anxiolytics are medications doctors prescribe to help control anxiety. Some people also call them “alcohol in pill form”, alluding to their potentially addictive nature and how easily they can be used and abused. These days, you can find anxiolytics on nightstands everywhere.…

We Need Less Texting and More Coffee Dates

Sure, it’s true that new technologies are helping our relationships survive. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have any downsides. We’re starting to substitute texting with face to face meetings and that isn’t good. We need to engage in less texting…

Hidden Causes of Laziness You Should Know

Is laziness a personality trait, or are there other reasons behind it? Many people don’t know that depression, fear, or stress are some of the hidden causes of laziness. It can even be a symptom of the pressure created by our…

An Optimist’s Brain Works Differently

An optimist’s brain focuses, processes, and understands reality in a different way. This ability to see a ray of light where others see only walls and darkness comes from specific regions in the brain. These areas are trained in openness, flexibility,…

The Tree of Wishes, An Osho Story

The tree of wishes is one of Osho’s best-known stories. Osho was one of the most important religious leaders of the 20th century. He was considered a spiritual teacher, in spite of his harsh criticism of Mahatma Gandhi and other leaders…

Friends with Benefits

Do you know what it means to be friends with benefits? History shows us that what people consider important in a romantic relationship has changed significantly over time. Years ago, the most important thing was the security of the institution of marriage. Getting…

The Small Wins Theory to Boost Your Self-Esteem

The small wins theory says that life is better if you learn to simplify. The biggest and hardest-to-solve problems are easier to tackle if you break them into bite-sized pieces. There’s nothing better for your self-esteem than racking up lots of…

How Friends Defined a Generation

The sitcom Friends defined a generation of young people. It first aired in 1994 and tells the story of six twenty-something friends who get together in a small café. Living as young people in New York, their lives are simple and complicated at the…

The Language of Depression

The language of depression has a voice and it changes you. Anxiety, apathy, and desperation seep into the words you choose. They even affect your speech patterns. Everything is shorter, darker, and motivated by a deep bitterness that distorts reality. Depression…

Beautiful Persian Proverbs About Love

Some Persian proverbs about love date back 1,000 years. That shouldn’t be surprising considering that Persian culture is made up of many cultures. Each of these cultures offered its own wisdom and their combination created a splendid and interesting society. Although…

Genuine Kindness is the Universal Language

Genuine kindness strengthens those who practice it. It goes way beyond good manners or formalities. When kindness is authentic, it demonstrates true consideration and respect for others. It’s also evidence of good character and a key that opens most doors. The…

Otto Rank and the Trauma of Birth

Otto Rank, an Austrian psychoanalyst, was the first to talk about the trauma of birth. His central theory is that being born is the first trauma humans experience. The abrupt separation from our mother and sudden exit from a protected environment to…

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