Curiosities

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

REM Sleep: The Most Important Sleep Stage

REM sleep starts ninety minutes after you fall asleep. You breathe faster, your eyes make random and rapid movements, and nightmares tend to be more vivid. Curiously enough, during this stage, the brain shows the same activity levels as if…

5 Great Lessons from Socrates’ Life

Many consider Socrates to be the father of philosophy. He was born in Athens in 469 B.C. His father, Sophroniscus, was a stonemason. His mother, Phaenarete, was a midwife. Despite his humble origins, Socrates’ life is full of lessons that…

Stomach Pain and Mental Health

Anxiety and stress are mental health problems that can cause a physiological imbalance. This imbalance can manifest itself in several ways, such as stomach pain. Thus, it’s beneficial to control your daily concern levels. This is because it’s an excellent…

The Benefits of a 10-Day Silent Retreat

I could write dozens of articles on the benefits of a 10-day silent retreat. I could spend hours and hours talking about the advantages a spiritual retreat can give you. There are many things I could say… but I’ll only…

Spirituality Helps Manage Stress

In the last few years, different studies have shown that spirituality helps manage stress. Even though many people associate spirituality with religion, one can live spiritually without having any religious beliefs. You can even live both spiritually and religiously. In…

7 Toxic Behaviors that Push People Away

Just like we can develop behaviors that attract people, we can also develop toxic behaviors that push people away. These toxic behaviors can negatively influence our relationships with family or friends. Therefore, to care for those we love and not…

Disconnecting Yourself from the World

Disconnecting yourself is one of the keys to happiness. Life demands too much from us. Society doesn’t want us to be good at what we do, it wants us to be the best. What we have determines who we are.…

Raising Children: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Raising children isn’t easy since they aren’t born with instruction manuals. Many parents can feel quite overwhelmed when it comes to child rearing. They often don’t know what to do to discipline or teach a child that has gotten “out of…

Together We Can Beat Breast Cancer

Every breast cancer case is different on a molecular level as well as on an emotional level. Some cancers will be more invasive, others less so. Nevertheless, during this difficult journey, losing your hair or getting a scar on your chest is…

The Flynn Effect or Why We’re Getting Smarter

The Flynn effect says that our minds are changing. We’re becoming smarter and have improved abstract reasoning. However, an increase in IQ scores doesn’t always go hand in hand with personal satisfaction or happiness. While it’s true that we solve…

Obesity on Television

Obesity is not well-represented on television. In general, characters on the small screen tend to conform to the conventional definition of beauty. Studies show that this lack of representation of a specific body type can translate into harassment towards overweight people.…

Migraines and Dopamine: A Painful Relationship

Migraines and dopamine share a direct link that not everyone is aware of. When a person suffers from migraines, their brain goes through changes. One of those changes affects this type of neurotransmitter, dopamine. Scientists have observed that when a…

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…