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Does Media Manipulation Exist?

I must admit that I’m naive when it comes to believing all the information I hear (including medical) when reading, searching, watching, or listening to the media. Are you naïve, as well? My inspiration for writing this article is a post by Dr. J. Mercola entitled, “How Astroturfing and Other Media Manipulation Compromise Your Ability to Get Truthful Information” (2017) …

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Multitasking: Is It Real or Not?

The concept of multitasking is very simple: it means “to deal with more than one task at the same time.” For example, you’re talking on the phone with your friend and at the same time “listening” to what your colleague at work is saying to you. You can “easily handle” both conversations. Right? I doubt it, and I’m sorry to …

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The Brain–Gut Connection

You’ve probably heard about the brain–body connection, but have you heard about the connection between your brain and your gut? My hope is that this article will provide you with some interesting information on this subject. The brain–gut connection is a scientific principle that serves as a link between neurology, the branch of medicine studying disorders of the nervous system, …

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Unhappiness Is Caused by Things within Your Control

  When I made that declaration at a party last week, everyone was surprised and responded with statements of disbelief: “What are you talking about? Are you saying that we’re responsible for the negative behaviour others direct at us? “ Many people believe that the events and circumstances they experience are what cause their emotions and what make them react …

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Beliefs Are Not Always Facts

When I made this statement to friend of mine, he was surprised. “Honestly,” he said, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. Are you saying that beliefs are not real or true, or….what?” “Just relax-I’ll explain everything in detail,” was my quick answer. Let me first clarify what a belief is. According to the simple Google definition, a belief is …

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Are the Effects of Excitement and Stress Similar?

Have you ever asked yourself this question: Does my body respond to stress the same way it responds to excitement or to happiness? Here’s your chance to learn a bit more about this subject. Let’s begin with some facts about stress: There is good stress, otherwise known as eustress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/eustress)… …and there is bad stress, otherwise known as distress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distress). …

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When Negative Thinking Is Positive

Provocative statement? This article is not about the pros and cons of positive thinking—it’s about correct and logical thinking. If you’re interested in learning the pros and cons of the process of thinking, however, you’re in the right place. Everyone knows that positive thinking is beneficial for many different reasons. There’s no doubt about that. Happiness, success, and gratitude go …

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Are You an Empath?

“I’m an empath,” said the person next to me at our regular group meeting. “You are? How do you know?” “I realized it after reading some articles that explained the behaviour of an empath person—and then my physician confirmed it.” “Can you give me a few more details?” “As an empath, I’m easily overwhelmed by the stress and feelings of …

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Are the Effects of Excitement and Stress Similar?

Have you ever asked yourself this question: Does my body respond to stress the same way it responds to excitement or to happiness? Here’s your chance to learn a bit more about this subject. Let’s begin with some facts about stress: There is good stress, otherwise known as eustress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/eustress)… …and there is bad stress, otherwise known as distress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distress). …