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July 2017

Psychology

Religions

July 12, 2017

If you are a religious person, you may have felt at some point a certain closeness to god or even experienced his presence or the happening of quasi-miracles vividly. In these cases, we and those around us who are religious tend to think that this is a sign of being chosen by god to witness greatness or a sign of great piety and faith. But the other edge of this blade says that humans are among the only creatures that experience these religious feelings and episodes and while this may be in line with religious texts, it is still something that science will always strive to explain in terms of logical theories, data and conclusions. Continue Reading…

Yoga

Exercises for your mind

July 12, 2017

Whether you’re angry, nervous, taking a yoga class or simply stressed out, you’ll always hear the advice that tells you to take a deep breath and then slowly exhale. The fact that this trick has moved around so much and survived throughout generations is simply due to the fact that it works. No one knew why but they knew it worked. Well now science may just have found the explanation of why this simple exercise can have so many benefits on our immediate well being. Continue Reading…

Psychology

Books reading

July 12, 2017

Reading books was much more popular in previous centuries than it is now. That is perfectly understandable due to the huge advancement in technology witnessed in the last century and the fact that it multiplied our entertainment channels. We now have TV, video games, movies, the internet, etc.. Point is, we are not short on ways to entertain ourselves so books can sometimes be pushed to a lower position in our list of favorite hobbies. But a new study comes with good news to those who have chosen to stick to the time eternal pastime. Continue Reading…

Psychology

Psychology

July 12, 2017

You may have at some point gotten into an argument with someone who showed you multiple reasons why they are right and you are not. But you still somehow felt, despite all the compelling evidence that you were not entirely convinced. Your preconceived belief simply makes more sense to you. Well this phenomenon has just been found to be a normal and natural reaction of the brain to new information. A german study recently found that brains will trust their own perception of how things are more than what they see with their own eyes. Continue Reading…

Deseases

Asthma

July 12, 2017

Asthma is a condition that makes respiration very difficult for the afflicted. It is extremely common and known to be caused by multiple elements of our environment. A commonly mentioned suspicion about the illness is that women are more likely to be affected by it than men. That suspicion has now become fact thanks to a recent research that was made by scientists at the Walter and Eliza Institute in Melbourne, Australia. Continue Reading…