Are Refugees A Threat To Trump-America?

Here’s a sampling of things more likely to kill Americans than refugees, who have been responsible for exactly zero terrorism-related deaths in the United States in the 21st century: (1) second hand smoke (41,000 deaths annually); (2) alcohol-related car crashes (10,000 deaths annually); (3) gunshot (33,000 deaths annually); (4) husbands/male partners (1,600 deaths annually); (5)…

THE NEED FOR APPRECIATION

A couple of days, I attended a poetry reading and it is somewhat an unusual thing of me to do because, come on, who has time for such things? Sit on one place, listen to people read out or recite their own poems or perform something they have taken years to perfect? But unlike what…

Comfort food

After a long excruciating, tedious trip all anyone looks forward to, is a delicious meal made by their mother. It’s warm and familiar. It’s something we can just dive into because we know that it would be just perfect and comfortable. Food does more than just fuel one’s body. A pint of ice-cream is capable…

Why Narcissist are better than you…Wait, are they?

A central aspect of narcissism is grandiosity. That is, narcissists tend to think highly of themselves. In particular, they tend to have a positive view of themselves compared to other people. To be fair, almost everyone has a reasonably positive view of themselves. The “Lake Wobegon effect” is the observation that people generally think they are better at a variety of skills…

The Social Skill of Gossiping

Smugly looking down from the moral high ground – and secure in the knowledge that we don’t share their character flaw – we often dismiss those who are obsessed with the doings of others as shallow. Indeed, in its rawest form, gossip is a strategy used by individuals to further their own reputations and interests at the expense of…

I AM ALONE BUT NOT LONELY

I believe that it is about time people realize the stark difference between being alone, enjoying one’s solitude, and being lonely. Both these terms, ‘Solitude” and “Loneliness” are often used interchangeably, but the true meaning and feeling are far from being similar. From afar, solitude and loneliness look a lot alike. Both are characterized by…

Should we allow everyone to speak out their ideas without certain regulations?

There have been a lot of strong viewpoints swirling around during this election cycle and some bloggers, tweeters, and others contributing to the public conversation support their ideas with evidence and some don’t. This blog post is an effort to provide some measured and research-based guidance for educators struggling to create safe and affirming learning…

The Vomiting Theory of Education

Does anyone have any thoughts on the role of deception in business? I have this thing, I want to be honest in all my dealings. I do, however, practice deception fiercely when engaged in sports or strategy games. To me, this is perfectly okay because all participants share a context that ‘this is a game’ and…

Will Narcissism Provoke Your Future Divorce?

Most people enter into intimate relationships with the hope, if not the expectation, that both partners will prove faithful. Yet, we all know the world doesn’t always work that way, and that there are people who just can’t seem to keep from straying. If you’re the one whose partner has strayed, you may blame yourself…

TERRORISM ANXIETY FUELS NATIONALISM

Terror Management Theory (TMT) explains how and why event that conjure up thoughts about death cause people to cling more strongly to their worldviews- siding with those who share their national, ethnic or political identity, while aggressively opposing those who do not. Sharp increases in deadly terror attacks around the world serve to create a…

THE HARMLESS BULLET OF PSYCHOLOGY

Terrorism is a very complex thing, all formed by religion, batshit crazy guys, weapons everywhere, white guys wearing black clothes running around supermarkets with AK-47 which of course they know how to use because at the same time they also produce YouTube tutorials about very regular and useful techniques for the layman such as ‘How…

“Let’s prepare a terrorist Attack”

Although we know a great deal about the behaviour of traditional criminals, little information has been available about terrorists. Are they much different from conventional criminals, who tend to commit their crimes close to home? Research has shown that traditional criminals are spontaneous, but terrorists seem to go to great lengths preparing for their attacks…

Discover Your Purpose and Shine

Every individual has their calling and at some point in life or the other we tend to ask ourselves ‘what is our calling? What is the purpose of our life? What did we come to this world to do?’ Most ardent and contemplative souls resort to reading more and more about how they can find…

Could Psychopathic behaviours be avoided if love is provided correctly?

New research on psychopaths examines feelings of regret in adults and, earlier this year, targeted intervention for antisocial behavior in children was defined.  Additionally there was a publication in 2013 by a neuroscientist who highlighted the role of a supportive environment. Contrary to the belief that psychopaths are devoid of feelings, Yale News just highlighted the work…

“I say PRAISE ME!”

I can be certain when I say this: all of us, at some point, have come across a person who is constantly on a quest to seek attention (be it yours or someone else’s). This individual lies to your face, exaggerates situations and/or conversations, tries to manipulate things, asserts self-superiority, portrays themselves as either victimized…

For Posterior’s Sake?

Can a man’s personality be inferred based on his preference of certain parts of a woman’s body? Believe it or not, researchers have attempted to uncover the difference between “boob men” and “ass men.” According to a detailed study conducted in 1968, by Jerry S. Wiggins, Nancy Wiggins, and Judith Cohen Conger of the University…

What ISIS is really about? Origins and future.

The name ISIS is now known to everyone, the biggest threat to most country’s national security they are the new face of War on terror since Al-Qaeda. I will call them the new bogeyman of terrorism and the re-branded version of Al-Qaeda. ISIS according to Media and Politics is a very brutal savage group known for…

It’s not the same anymore

Going out and accomplishing something is probably one of the best feelings in the world. However, the worst part is losing somebody who was with you through the entire process. Time passes and friendships change, and it’s not always for the best. Sometimes, at some point in life, we find that a friend with whom…

“I MEAN THE MOST”

On an average, 4 out of 5 of us have always come across individuals who can go to any extent to get someone’s attention in particular, may it be yours or of someone you know. Many times you know that the person is lying, manipulating, and exaggerating (situation or conversation) through irrational tantrums and many…

Morphic Resonance

Several years ago, I came across a fascinating theory by molecular biologist Rupert Sheldrake called ‘Morphic Resonance’. In essence, this theory states that memory is collective. Every self-organising being inherits memories from their previous life forms. It states that memory need not be stored in material places in the brain. According to the theory, memory…

NOMOPHOBIA, A NEW SYNDROME

Have you ever felt great fear of being without your mobile phone? Recent studies confirm an increasing syndrome named nomophobia which means “no-mobile-phone-phobia”. Fear, anxiety, distress and panic attacks are symptoms that some people experience when not having their phone. Symptoms that may lead to other side effects, such as tremors, sweating, dizziness, trouble in…

The Love Story of Banking and Terrorism

It is a common belief that terrorism arises from the religious or ethnic ideology in certain emerging countries. But this gradual rise wouldn’t have been possible without required finances and required tax organization. Terrorism does not just involve manpower but also weapons, vehicles, communication tools (mobile phones etc.) broadband connection, training among other requirements. Therefore,…

Music: The Healer

Music is something that is purely magic. It’s salve for all of life’s emotional wounds. What’s crazy about music is that there is so much out there that there’s literally something for every mood imaginable. There’s music to calm you down, there’s music to put you in an ethereal state, there’s music to pump you…

Fantasy Epiphany

I am 30 and I feel a thousand years old. I mean I feel ancient but not old and this is in a good way. I feel the vastness of my thoughts and feel that they can’t possibly be contained in this small body. The reason is my obsession with fantasy fiction books. Fantasy is…

WOMEN + PROFANITIES = UNGRACEFUL BEHAVIOUR

Profanity is another aspect of normal daily life where double standards can be seen: when men curse, it I funny or rough. When women to it, it’s unladylike or stupid. Swearing, using words decided offensive, is ugly and trashy if you’re a female. Women are routinely told to hold themselves back and pay concern to…

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Anxiety

It has been proven that psychological therapies are most effective in treating anxiety. In extreme cases, medication may be considered helpful as well, where anti-depressants could be helpful in treating anxiety, even if a person doesn’t experience symptoms of depression. Psychological treatments like that of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the first preference for treating…

IT’S NOT MEANT TO BE!

If a guy doesn’t text, call or email (when it truly is his turn), he is just not that into you. You are not his top priority. You are probably not even on his top 10 list of priorities in his life. If he gets annoyed when you text, call or email (let’s assume you…

Fighting 21st Century Terrorism

The fight against terrorism, it’s been a tough journey since the moment this term was created. However, terrorism actually began when the same homo sapiens, which we all know of, originated. Terrorism is not the creation of physical terror but the psychological impact that this terror has on you. It is an ideology transferred from…

Emotions Aren’t Universal. Their Interpretation Is.

The breadth of emotions that our eyes are able to express is truly far-reaching. From joy to longing, from anger to fear, from sadness to disgust – eyes can become powerful windows to our internal states. We use our eyes to take in the world around us, and to reflect the world within us. To…