The Best Study Tips

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Okay, starting next week is the beginning of AP testing in my school. You know what that means, stress, procrastination, and of course, cramming two weeks before the test. Luckily, this is only my first year taking the AP test, and I only have one, but nevertheless, just thinking about the AP test makes me nervous. So obviously, studying is the best way to do well on tests, but are there any other factors that we can control? What does science have to say about productivity and the best ways to stay concentrated? Continue reading

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What is Jealousy and How Do We Overcome it?

jealousyWhether you want to admit it or not, each and every one of us has experienced jealousy. It is one of the most common emotions that humans show and it can bring out the worst in a person. Sometimes, jealousy can be so powerful that it can lead to uncontrollable thoughts and actions and hurt those that we love dearly.  Continue reading

The Science Behind Gratitude

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We’ve all been there. We’ve all been told not to take things for granted and to always appreciate what you have. But we really don’t know the true meaning of these words until we have a big life experience that teaches us this lesson, or unless there is a valid argument explaining this. So obviously since I can’t give you an adventure, let’s try and explain the science behind gratitude. Just so we can understand it a little better.

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Laughter Is Truly The Best Medicine

652x450_126666-fericirea-te-face-mai-energicLaughter is something that we, as human beings, can understand. We may speak different dialects and have different culture, but we all understand laughter. Sometimes in life we could use a good laugh. But have you ever wondered what function does it serve? Well as it turns out comedy and laughter plays a pretty big role in our lives whether we know it or not. And even helps our mental health and shows social ability.  After all, humans are social creatures, and we thrive off of that.

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Dating Advice: Where To Go On The First Date

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Most guys have trouble determining where to take his girl on the first date, so here are some tips and tricks:

The first date is the most important because it will play a role in deciding whether there will be more dates to come, or  if the first one, is the last one. Why so?  Well, the first date is your first opportunity to give an impression to the person you like, and your goal at the end of the day, is to give her an experience in which she can remember you from. If you impress a girl on the first date, then she will take the time to get to know you better, leading to future dates. But the question still remains. How do you impress a girl on the first date?  Continue reading

Addiction: Why Drugs are Hard to Forget

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Throughout your life, there has been once in your life that you have been told by your friends, teachers, or parents, to NEVER EVER think about taking drugs. Well, you will hear it from here too. This is not going to be a post on why drugs are bad, but this is going to explain why it is hard for those who area taking drugs to forget about them. Continue reading

Social Interactions

Capture In today’s 21st century, we are blessed with technology and the media.  We can know what is going on in the world faster than ever before. However,  there are those who argue how this time of technology can be good in our lives, or how this can be a negative. There are indeed valid arguments for both sides, so lets talk about them, as they do offer perspective in many different ways that might be useful to know. Lets see just how modern day media can effect our lives. Continue reading

Agnosia Disorder

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Agnosia is the disorder in which one is unable to recognize their surroundings, such as people, places , or things.  For example, those who are diagnosed with agnosia will have a hard time recognizing the identity of their families, the sound of a sneeze, or their own house.  Agnosia can result from brain injury, stroke, developmental disorders, or overexposure to environmental toxins. Continue reading

What is Stress? How Do You Deal With It?

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Stress is anything that presents a challenge or causes a threat to our overall well-being. However, stress occurs in everybody’s everyday life, whether it can be as small as annoying noises or more significant ones like trying to pay your bills and studying for exams. These are examples of stressors, which are anything that stimulates stress. Stress can be both good and bad.

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Happiness: It’s All About Attitude

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The other day in my English class, we had an essay topic related to happiness. More specifically, it was asking us to write our thoughts on whether being happy with what we have good, or does it unmotivated us to strive for something better.  For the limited 25 minutes we had to write about it certainly made my essay rushed, but this really got me thinking. What exactly is happiness? And does being happy with what we have a bad thing? Lets find out.

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