No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
 

— C.N. Bovee



People Tend To Overthink At Night Or Just When They Are About To Sleep

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As some of you may know, I am a former philosophy student who sometimes finds herself in the throes of an existential crisis.  Questions like the meaning of life, or how to be a better person are always cris-crossing through my mind and again, if you have read my previous articles you should be aware that these thoughts seem to reel their ugly heads right as mine is about to hit the pillow. However this is not unusual. In fact overthinking, about anything mind you it doesn’t just have to be about philosophy (though there has to be correlation between philosophy and over thinking, but that is an idea for another day), tends to happen at night.

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The Peaceful State Of Mind Following A Pleasant Dream Is Called Euneirophrenia

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Have you ever woken up from a particularly pleasant dream and found that it happened to make the rest of your day a little bit better. Like the dream was so good that you just walked around the rest of the day with a hop to your step.  It’s almost indescribable in that you literally have no conclusive reason for being happy other than the fact that you just had a good dream. However, despite the indescribable nature of this feeling, there is a word that can be used to define it.

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Studies Have Found A Correlation Between Antisocial Behavior- Including Aggressive Behavior And Resistance To Authority- And Exposure To Violence

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Have you ever heard the theory that the way you act and think is directly affected by what you see and learn? Basically it is the nurture part of the “Nature vs. Nurture” argument. At its most fundamental level it states that our demeanor and actions are directly affected by how and what we are taught. Thus if we are taught that something like “skateboarding inside is bad”, and we are punished every time we skateboard inside, or we continuously see that no one skateboards inside ,then we will probably never skateboard in the house again. This is basically the learning principal and stems from a branch of psychology known as behaviorism.

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24 Things That Secretly Turn Him On

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psych2go:

overthinkingwonder:

lifejoy21:

Would you say these are accurate?

24 Things That Secretly Turn Him On

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Wow, almost all of these are spot on

Discuss the psychological bases for these if any. 

I don’t know if they are turn-ons.
But true none the less though




Lalochezia Is The Emotional Relief Gained From Using Abusive Or Profane Language

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Have you ever stubbed you toe and immediately started screaming out profanities? Well hopefully this didn’t happen in front of your grandma, who immediately started praying for your eternal soul under her breath while you watched yourself bleed out through said toe (okay, so I’m being dramatic , but it was a lot of blood). But I digress, this the norm. People feel pain and then act out by cursing. Now, a follow up question; have you ever noticed that right after cursing you realize that you might actually feel a little bit better. Like the pain just magically disappeared. Well, good news, this sensation is actually not just something in your head.

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Being More Perfectionistic Contributes to Depression

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Being a perfectionist is not an easy task.  Perfectionists are people that cannot live up to the unrealistic expectations they have set up for themselves as explained more thoroughly here. They experience feelings of anxiety and depression when their goals are not achieved according to the set standards. These standards may be self-oriented (need for own perfection), other-oriented (need for other people to be perfect), and socially prescribed (belief that other people expect the person to be perfect), according to Hewitt and Flett (1991b). Their 1992 study shows that self-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism are most likely to lead to depression.

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25 Places To Travel Around the World

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rejectedbanana:

azaleachan:

taken-by-thewind:

lifejoy21:

Love this list! Anyone have suggestions not yet on this list yet?

25 Places To Travel Around the World

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Bucket list!
Been to 5 so far
And I will be going to Bangkok in a few months, so almost 6

I want to go to every single place on this list and then some.

I’d say some places in India need to be on there… Ladakh is one of the places I’ve always wanted to visit.

^Good addition to the list! 




On Average It Takes 66 Days to Form a Habit

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New Year’s resolutions, promises to start eating healthy from tomorrow, buying a gym membership – these are all different ways of trying to form new habits. All of them prove to be rather difficult to maintain or even start. Creating a new habit is a hard thing to achieve and it certainly does not take 21 days. But what exactly is a habit? It’s the automatic performance of an action which has been repeated in the past and the time it takes to form one depends on the chosen activity and the person himself.

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People Who Are More Anxious And Neurotic Are Better At Telling Different Smells Apart

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Have you ever been super nervous or anxious for something and realized that while you were in this state of neuroticism you tended to have a better sense of smell? Like you were freaking out about this quiz you had in thirty minutes and while you were pacing around in your room, you were suddenly hit by the smell of coffee and beard mixed with the scent of the garbage your roommate forgot to throw out. No, well me neither. But it would seem that there is a correlation between sense of smell and level of anxiety.

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10 Creative Date Ideas

lifejoy21:

Have a look and feel free to add to this list. 

10 Creative Ideas for Dates

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