However, these are not the phobias about which Americans are seeking to know more. Scott Bay of YourLocalSecurity.com contacted me to share a map he created showing which phobias Americans in different states are most curious about. From a purely scientific point of view, there is no reason to expect that there should be a geographic distribution of the types of phobias people are searching for. Why should people in Montana be more worried about developing glossophobia than people in Delaware? According to popular (though unfounded) belief, glossophobia (fear of public speaking) afflicts almost everyone, no matter where they are from. … [Read more...] about The Things We Get Spooked About
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I recently came across a social media post in a neighborhood group that insisted we only talk about the good that has come from the pandemic. Being able to simply look away or ignore bad news is a privilege for those who likely have stable incomes, strong support systems, and good mental and physical health. Not everyone has that luxury. Which is not to say we should bombard ourselves with negative news stories, but simply that we should acknowledge that some people are suffering greatly. … [Read more...] about The Privilege of “Positive Vibes Only” in a Pandemic
Causes Of Constipation Some of the most common causes of constipation are: Overeating, even if it is healthy food Consuming processed foods and junk foods often Consuming foods high in oil, sugar and gluten Not exercising on a regular basis Not consuming fibre-rich foods, vegetables, fruit and leafy greens Consuming excess red meat Consuming excess dairy products Consuming excess alcohol and smoking regularly Is Oatmeal Helpful In Curbing Constipation? Many of us would already know that oatmeal is a natural ingredient which is very healthy and comes with a number of health benefits. Oats are extremely rich in insoluble fibre and consuming fibre-rich foods is one of the best natural ways to curb constipation. … [Read more...] about Is Oatmeal Really Good For Constipation?
Jealousy — The researchers use jealousy to describe instances in which the perceived threat of losing a partner to a rival, real or imagined, leads to infidelity. Vengefulness — According to the researchers, vengefulness involves "retaliation, getting back at the partner for a perceived betrayal, or retribution" as the reason for infidelity. Sexual Depression — This, according to the researchers, has to do with disappointment or dissatisfaction with one's sex life in the relationship, which leads to infidelity. Sexual Preoccupation — This occurs when a preoccupation or fixation on sexual thoughts or fantasies leads to infidelity. Sociosexuality — According to the researchers, sociosexuality leads to infidelity when an individual possesses an "unrestricted attitude toward sex such that the individual is comfortable engaging in sex without commitment or closeness." Experimentation — According to the researchers, this … [Read more...] about 8 Reasons Why People Cheat with Someone of the Same Sex
Ask others how you can be of help to them. Rather than simply typing on social media and texting, connect with others' voices over the phone or face-to-face while camming. Reach out to old friends or colleagues who may be alone and out of work. Deliver groceries to an elderly neighbor living alone and perhaps a listening ear. Ask people if they need anything or if there’s any way you can help. In short, get out of your own head! We have a chance to change our minds and our world. We are currently spotlighting heroes such as doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, and those working in delivery services while we are in quarantine. Become your own hero by doing something good for someone else. Empower yourself. You have the resiliency. … [Read more...] about Queerantine: Being Queer During the Coronavirus