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DNA or Culture: Who’s in the Driving Seat? An Article about the Nature-Nurture Debate

Posted on October 21, 2016

  The Nature versus Nurture dichotomy that has sparked among psychologists a debate since the beginning of the field may in fact have its roots in philosophy with one of its fundamental preoccupations being the nature and progression of human life: Does it follow a fairly specified plan set by nature’s laws or does it change and adapt according to circumstance? Are our lives in fact a product of what we have inherited from our biological predecessors or do weRead More

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Why You Need to Take Care of Yourself at Work

Posted on September 15, 2016

  People cope with problems the best way they know how. The unfortunate truth is that there are millions of people who are facing stress-related problems whether at work, home, or another significant area in their life, while there are thousands of websites that cater to precisely these problems. Life has never been simple but things in today’s world have in some ways become infinitely more complex than before, somehow sprouting the kind of problems that generations in the pastRead More

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In the Search for Silence

Posted on September 8, 2016

  ‘The search for meaning, much like the search for pleasure, must be conducted obliquely. Meaning ensues from meaningful activity.’ – Irvin D. Yalom, Psychiatrist     What does silence feel like, look like, sound like? Think not of the eerie kind, but rather the kind that gives you comfort, relief, and pleasure – like standing under a waterfall or your head sinking into your pillow after a hard day’s work, or that special rhythm that beats within your bodyRead More

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Stress – How Much is Too Much?

Posted on September 1, 2016

  Stress manifests physically in the form of a variety of unpleasant sensations ranging from headaches, tension in the muscles, high blood pressure and irritable bowel movements to pain in the chest, insomnia and excess sweating (among other things). One of the things that make the body one of the smartest mechanisms in the universe is its ability not only to detect when something is going wrong but also to transmit this information to our consciousness through the presence ofRead More

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5 Ways to Uncomplicate

Posted on August 2, 2016

  5 Ways to Uncomplicate   People are complex, dynamic and at times inscrutable in the way they navigate the world. Not only are we complex as entities in ourselves, our lives are – and there are few other words to describe it aptly – complicated. This rings especially true when you take a look at your daily schedule; one is willing to bet that your day is strewn with intricate rituals (wash dishes while grumbling about the help’s irregularity)Read More