Curiosities

Human beings are naturally curious. Here you’ll find less common topics like curiosities, rankings, lists and items of general interest.

Menstrual Cycle Phases: Psychological Characteristics

Women menstruate every month. The changes a woman experiences during her menstrual cycle are part of a natural phenomenon that has four different phases. Menstruation is the best-known phase due to its characteristics and the advertising surrounding it. However, there…

Animal-Assisted Therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients

According to some studies, animal-assisted therapy is one of the best non-pharmacological treatments that most benefits Alzheimer’s patients. There are currently five medications for treating the cognitive problems that result from Alzheimer’s disease. In this regard, four of them are…

Herbert Spencer: Biography and Work

Herbert Spencer was one of the biggest thinkers of his time. This English philosopher, psychologist, sociologist, and natural law expert was the greatest leader of social Darwinism and positivism of his time. In fact, he applied evolutionist laws to philosophy…

Five Tips for Leading Groups and Teams

Leading groups and teams isn’t easy. No matter how many leadership skills you might have, you can make mistakes if you overlook some essential elements. For this reason, today we’ll look at five tips that’ll help you lead groups and…

Monet: The Master of Impressionism

Oscar-Claude Monet is one of the most famous French painters. He was born on November 14th, 1840, in Paris, France. His family moved to Le Havre when he was five and his father started working as a merchant. His mother,…

Instagram: The Disintegrated Ego

We don’t know if, within a few years, social media will rank as one of the most harmful and useless elements of the Internet. Perhaps studies will keep on revealing that social media platforms such as Instagram are detrimental to…

Jules Verne: The Extraordinary Journey of His Life

Most people have heard of Jules Verne. Immersing yourself in Verne’s incredible adventures is fascinating. It’s also incredible how a man from the 19th century was able to predict some future discoveries and inventions. In his writing, Jules Verne managed…

How Does Nicotine Affect the Brain?

For a long time, many people ignored the fact that nicotine use can lead to addiction. However, scientists have discovered that this substance can lead to a dependence similar to hard drugs such as cocaine or amphetamines. Nicotine is able…

Louis XIV: Biography of the Sun King

Louis XIV was the son of King Louis XIII of France and his wife Queen Anne of Austria. Louis XIII and Anne tried to have children for many years before Louis XIV was finally born on May 14th, 1643. He…

Pseudocyesis or False Pregnancy

False pregnancy is also known as pseudocyesis. John Mason Good first coined the term in 1823 and experts now consider it the most distressing psychosomatic condition in medical literature. Pseudocyesis is the only psychosomatic condition whose psychological etiology doesn’t leave…

Healthy Friendships: Bonds that Help You Grow

There are friendships you rekindle every once in a little while. Likewise, there are others that end due to different circumstances or lack of time. Other friendships help you grow because they give you strength, support, and assistance. These are…

Restless Legs Syndrome and the Motor Cortex

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is hard to describe. In fact, some people believe that their legs move on their own. However, what actually happens is that they have a constant need to move their lower limbs to make the unpleasant…

How We Explain Other People’s Behavior

Although it’s hard to believe, and even though you see it in others but not in yourself, it’s a very common habit to use double standards to explain your own and other people’s behavior. Human beings tend to highlight the…

How’s Your Relationship with Your Body?

Your relationship with your body is not as obvious as you may think. It often remains in the background, despite its importance. Often, your relationship with your body is either instrumental or functional. It’s instrumental when you assume your body…

The Four Paths of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient discipline that people nowadays practice like a sport. However, if what we’re looking for is its true practice, we must follow a series of guidelines. In doing so, we have to keep in mind both physical…