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Psychological Integration, Health and Wholeness

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Even the most enthusiastic defender of Western medicine and therapy would have to admit that their effectiveness is questionable. The list of illnesses that cannot be cured is frighteningly long, from Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis to Alzheimer’s and Motor Neurone Disease. And little can be done even to rid people of the petty miseries, like acne and male pattern baldness. In the 1970s...

How to Deal With Sexual Harassment at Work

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Following the Harvey Weinstein case, a survey was conducted in the UK into sexual harassment, and the results were shocking. Over half the women questioned had endured sexual harassment at work along with a fifth of the men. Even more shocking, 63% of the women and 79% of the men had not reported it. What Is Sexual Harassment? Sexual harassment can take many forms. For example, someone keeps...

Aging Without a Family

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Being old and alone is undoubtedly a common fear, and one that motivates a great deal of irrational behavior – not least starting a family with the wrong person! But what about those who, for whatever reason, really do find themselves aging alone? According to Richard Watson, in his book Future Files, living alone will be a major 21st century trend. Children as the Answer People age alone for all...

Popular Science: A New World of Inspiration

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The British biologist Richard Dawkins once remarked that his career had been more like a love affair than work, and that, like anyone in love, he longed to tell others. Such joy and excitement is typical of the best popular science writers, and it can be wonderfully infectious. Indeed, even those who claim to be uninterested, or to find science too difficult, are often astonished by how inspiring...

The Black Death: Europe’s Armageddon

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In recent years, there have been dire warnings of antibiotic resistance and uncontrollable pandemics. And the general public would be wise to listen. In spite of our knowledge of bacteria and viruses, we can still be caught by surprise, as can be seen from the recent Ebola outbreak. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, as George Santayana famously observed, and it is...

Deciding Whether or Not to Have Children

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Few decisions require so much time and care as whether or not to have children. After all, there is no going back. Knowing this, young couples often plead with friends to be honest: what is it really like? Naturally, the responses vary. For many, children bring more happiness, meaning, and purpose into their life than they ever dreamed possible. Others, however, will describe it as the biggest...

What Is Feminism?

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Feminism is often misunderstood. Men in particular, especially those who feel threatened, will sometimes complain that feminists hate men. But this is nonsense. For a start, feminism is an umbrella term covering a wide range of views. In essence, feminists simply wish to provide women with the freedom to live their lives in any way they see fit. Pre-Feminism Before turning to feminism itself, it...

Biological Enhancement: Changing What it Means to Be Human

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It is often said that whereas the 20th century was the century of physics, the 21st will be the century of biology. And as our understanding of life advances and deepens, this will no doubt result in more and more effective treatments for mental and physical illness. But we will not stop there. Not only will we improve our treatment of the sick, we will also enhance the lives of the healthy...

How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence, also known as E.Q., measures someone’s ability to understand and manage both their own emotions and other people’s. Rather than a different kind of intelligence, E.Q. broadens the very way intelligence is defined. E.Q. and I.Q. Perhaps it would be best to start by comparing E.Q. with I.Q. Those with a high I.Q. are able to understand math, absorb and remember...

Is Talking to Yourself Normal?

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Talking to yourself is something that can make you look a little crazy. This is something we know all-too well from our experiences with hands-free kits: often we double take before realizing that the seemingly unhinged person coming the other way down the road is actually speaking into a mic… But while talking to ourselves might seem unusual, it’s actually completely normal and even a sign that...

Adam Sinicki

Adam Sinicki

Adam Sinicki is a full time writer who spends most of his time in the coffee shops of London. Adam has a BSc in psychology and is an amateur bodybuilder with a couple of competition wins to his name. His other interests are self improvement, general health, transhumanism and brain training. As well as writing for websites and magazines, he also runs his own sites and has published several books and apps on these topics.

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