psychology


What did you do not to be judgmental?

Trigger warning: This article raises awareness about current issues around domestic violence.   The recent scandal with the Ukrainian-born celebrity, Regina Todorenko, made a lot of people talk about domestic violence. During an Instagram-live with a journalist, Todorenko was discussing another celebrity who talked about being beaten up by his […]


An alternative way of celebrating Mother’s Day

Many countries celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May, which is the 10th of May this year. This holiday exists to honor mothers and motherhood.  Even though the idea of this holiday is great, it can be stressful, as it often happens with all other holidays. The worst-case […]


Sarah E. Hill on Women’s Brains and the Birth Control Pill

Sarah E. Hill is a research psychologist who uses theoretical tools taken from evolutionary sciences to study psychology and health. Recently, she has turned her expertise to uncovering what we know and don’t know about the impact of the birth control pill on the brain. In her TEDxVienna talk, she […]


How to Fix a Broken Heart

Where is the love? While love is in the air this month, not all of us is in the mood for it, especially if we’re going through a heartbreak. There are thousands of books and songs about it. Still it feels like none of them do justice to how you […]


Lonely together

You know you live in a crazy world when people prefer to have big conversations via texts, and small conversations when meeting face to face. But before we get all judgy, let’s take a minute and think: when was the last time we had a heart-to-heart conversation with someone without […]


Me vs. my body –
An interview about bulimia

Sarah (*name changed to protect anonymity) pushes aside a strand of soft, long hair and focuses thoughtfully on a little ink stain on her left index finger. She sits across from me curled up on a heavy, gray couch, between us two cups of still steaming tea. And my recording […]


Depersonalization: The curious case of losing touch with reality

An introduction to our mind’s “alternate reality” depersonalization and derealization disorder. The way our mind defends itself from the outer world can be quite impressive, every day we are confronted with situations that require our attention, be it our jobs, private life, social media, advertisements, family messages, news and so […]


Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality 1

How do we find out who we really are? How do we define someone, or even ourselves? What makes us, us? Are you an extrovert or introvert? Are you adventurous or cautious? Optimistic or pessimistic? Trusting, reliable, independent, imaginative, observant, cultured, funny, spiritual, persistent, discreet, confident…? All of it? Some […]


About blue lights and suicide

Red makes the heart beat faster. You will often find these and other claims made for the effect of different colors on the human mind and body. In addition to such common claims, the physiological mechanisms underlying human color and light perception have been known for some time. But it […]