Super Heroes: Then and Now

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Unless stated or identified to the contrary, I presume that buried under any plateful of mythological spaghetti lays a morsel of a really meaty meatball. Alas, our modern superheroes have been identified to the contrary – they are all meatball-less pure mythological pasta. Superman (and Supergirl too), Batman (and Robin), Tarzan, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, The Phantom, Buffy, Van Helsing, James Bond, and multi-dozens more are meatball-less. Modern superheroes, those with abilities out of the ordinary, might also include those with exceptional mental and/or observational abilities as opposed…

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what is an emotional feeling

The nature of all emotion is as a smooth progression of one emotion leading to another by increases or decreases in volume or intensity. More or less of one emotion leads you into the next nearby emotion above or below it. In general, everyday experience carries us through an ebb and flow of emotions within a limited range. But under those rare circumstances, human emotion gets rattled by an intense personal experience that changes the smooth ebbing and flowing and turns it into a jagged, tumultuous mental environment. This is…

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What is Craving and Why Do You Have Them?

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You’re at home watching your favorite Netflix show. You get the sudden urge to scarf down some ice cream, or maybe it’s French fries or chips that you crave. You may even think that life cannot go on without taking a bite of that juicy burger you’ve been salivating over. These are called cravings. Let’s clear one thing up right out of the gate: cravings and hunger are not the same thing. Saying that craving something and being hungry are the same is like saying that fast food is healthy;…

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Do What You Are Supposed to Do

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So often we think of productivity as doing more and more each day, packing in everything like an overstuffed suitcase. Just one more email, one more call, or one more thing before we collapse into numbing exhaustion at the end of the day. Wikipedia defines productivity as “an average measure of the efficiency of production.” Note that it does not say the amount of production but rather the efficiency of production. Just because we are busy doesn’t mean we are productive or efficient. One of the greatest detriments to productivity…

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Achieving Your Goals is Easy When You Know How

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Setting and achieving goals is easy. Far too many people have made a complicated science out of it with all sorts of rules and methodologies to be followed when setting them. I am sure we all know about SMART goals and the many variations depending on which author or coach you are reading or using. They all have a set process to be followed with various things to do along the way. But setting and achieving goals is really very simple and can be broken down into 3 very basic…

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An Understanding of the Healing Power Of The Mind

The Healing Power of the Mind You have probably heard it said that the mind is a very powerful thing, yet have you ever stopped to consider the ramifications of that statement. Certainly it has proven to be true in my medical practice and I have spent years of study evaluating the nature of the mind in healing and have been led into many varied arenas of interest. One of the most intriguing topics of study in medicine is that of the placebo effect. This is an effect that can…

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Will Exercise Improve Your Hair Growth Rate?

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When a lot of people think of exercise, the most common things that come to mind include exertion, sweating and general body pains. Let’s face it, who wants that much hassle for more hair? However, it doesn’t have to be a scary prospect and can even turn out to be a lot of fun along the way. There is a sound explanation behind exercise helping to improve your hair growth rate. When we exercise, our heart rate increases and improved blood flow occurs. This blood flow also takes place around…

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conscious – the amazing power of being conscious

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conscious is approached with similar objectivity, we must assume that consciousness itself, or the physical mechanism used to produce it, constitutes a definite, physical force, capable of registering its presence and nature by causing changes in some observable material. Further, this force, consciousness, if it exists anywhere, is to be found in the more complex reactions of the normal, adult, human being. In terms of the preliminary analysis of causation arrived at in our last chapter, we are now called upon to prove that a vitalistic-type cause called consciousness actually…

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Weird symptoms of terrifying social anxiety

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Social anxiety can be defined as nervousness in social situations. Some disorders associated with the social anxiety spectrum include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, autism, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. Individuals higher in social anxiety avert their gazes, show fewer facial expressions, and show difficulty with initiating and maintaining conversation. Trait social anxiety, the stable tendency to experience this nervousness, can be distinguished from state anxiety, the momentary response to a particular social stimulus. Nearly 90% of individuals report feeling a form of social anxiety (i.e., shyness) at some point…

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What is Thinking -why it is important

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In science, cognition is a group of mental processes that includes attention, memory, producing and understanding language, solving problems,Thinking and making decisions. Cognition is studied in various disciplines such as psychology, philosophy, linguistics, science and computer science. The term’s usage varies in different disciplines; for example in psychology and cognitive science, it usually refers to an information processing view of an individual’s psychological functions. It is also used in a branch of social psychology called social cognition to explain attitudes, attribution, and groups dynamics. There are various things people can…

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