Vennie Kocsis

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50 Years of NOT Ending Religious Human Trafficking

In August of this year, there will be an Alaska seminar to help educate law enforcement and local government, along with state citizens, about Sam …

Religion

How Primary Cognitive (Pure) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Tortures a Person With Intrusive Thoughts

An elucidating animation by the insightful School of Life defines the concept of primarily cognitive obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is also …

Mental Health

School Success May Be a Sign of Narcissism, One Study Says

Sorry, valedictorians.<p>There are plenty of signs that someone may be a narcissist — whether it's their inability to keep friends, or a lack of empathy for others. But now, research shows that another sign of being a narcissist may be success.<p>According to new research from the School of Psychology at …

Psychology

I'll Keep Talking About My Psychosis, Whether It's Relatable Or Not

The stigma attached to psychosis left me paralysed with fear and terrified for over a decade before I sought out help and support. I’m not afraid …

Mental Health

Janet Jackson Explains the Complex Roots of Her Depression: ‘The Struggle Was Intense’

Janet Jackson always seems so confident in public, but the singer shared in a revealing new interview that she’s struggled with depression and …

Janet Jackson

What Happens During an Amygdala Hijack

The term "amygdala hijack" was coined by psychologist Daniel Goleman in his 1995 book, <i>Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.</i> Goleman …

Mindfulness

There is Life After Death According to Quantum Physics

<i>According to Biocentrism, death is not the end of the journey, but « a » journey.</i><p>Life goes on in a parallel universe regardless of what happens to it …

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Why 14 is the riskiest age for a teenager

The most dangerous age is 14.<p>If you know any teenagers this might not come as a surprise, but research has confirmed that risk-taking peaks during …

Helix Nebula

So You Want To Be A Writer Huh?

Do you want to know a secret? If you want to improve as a Writer… You need to hone your craft every single day.<b>Writing Is A Hard Skill To …

Eighty², Awesome Illustrations of 80 Characters From 57 Popular 1980s Movies

Toronto, Ontario art director Scott Park has created <i>Eighty²</i>, featuring awesome illustrations of 80 characters from 57 popular 1980s movies. Prints …

Wall Chart Shows Almost 900 of Vincent van Gogh Paintings Organized by Subject Matter

One of the most iconic painters in history, <b>Vincent van Gogh</b> painted almost 900 masterpieces during his lifetime. The pioneering Post-Impressionist focused on a range of subjects, including self-portraits, wheat fields, flowers, and the starry night sky—all of which were rendered in his distinct, …

Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Creativity

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

How to Write a Book When You’ve Got Writer’s Block

It’s practically inevitable. You’re rockin’ and rollin’ through your writing, feeling invincible, and then you reach a sudden halt: You’re blocked. …

Creative Writing

How to read body language and use it to get ahead, according to a Secret Service agent

Inside tricks on reading the nonverbal cues in any meeting — and using them to get what you want.<p>Most of us find ourselves in a meeting environment weekly, if not daily: Interviewing for a new job, giving a sales presentation to a client, running a meeting at the office, asking your boss for a …

Body Language

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

What Your Cover Says About Your Book

The reality of snap judgments, and why it mattersWe’ve all heard the phrase. In fact, I’m not even going to type it out, because I know you know it. …

Yes, there might actually be a ‘Planet Nine,’ and the evidence is mounting

Lots of us grew up learning that there were nine planets in the Solar System. In the early 2000s we were told a different story, that Pluto was too …

Freud's Theory of the Id in Psychology

According to Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality, the id is the personality component made up of unconscious psychic energy that …

Parents' mental health issues may spoil children's friendships

(Reuters Health) - Parenting styles and a parent’s mental health problems, particularly depression, play a role in a child’s ability to keep friends in elementary school, suggests a recent study in Finland.<p>With data on 1,523 Finnish children and their parents, researchers compared mothers’ and …

Mental Health

This is the Reason Plagiarizing Others Is a Total Jerk Move by @VennieKocsis

<i>guest post by Vennie Kocsis</i><p><b>“If you read it on the internet it must be true.” Abraham Lincoln (original quote author unknown)</b><p>When the internet first …

5 Things to Know Before Connecting with a Child Abuse Survivor by guest @VennieKocsis

<i>Honored to have my friend, fellow author, and child abuse survivor Vennie Kocsis with me here today. Vennie is wise beyond her years and one of the</i> …

Six Surefire Tips to Improve Your Writing

Laptop to Bookstore #2Birthing a novel is a daunting task and getting your baby published can be even harder.Once you’ve come up with your great idea …

Writing

Mum, stepdad accused of raping girl, 8, in suspected Perth child porn ring

But that just seems the tip of the iceberg, with police still investigating claims of further child sex abuse involving several adults, both male and …

Crime

Anaesthetist arrested after ‘filming himself sexually abusing children while they were unconscious’

<b>An anaesthetist has been arrested for allegedly filming himself sexually abusing young children whilst they were unconscious.</b><p>Jorge Oman Maddio, 56, …

Crime

Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

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