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Top 10 Harmful Teratogens

The meaning of Teratogens has come from two Greek root words. Terata stands for an abnormally developed and unusually looking fetus, and “-gen” means production. Teratogens are chemical, biological or physical factors that might cause an abnormal development of a fetus in the mother’s womb. Remarkably, during the pregnancy there are a few periods when […]

Top 10 Most Dangerous Germs

It would be easy to think that in today’s modern world dying from germs would be near impossible. However, the widespread use of antibiotics has caused many germs and viruses to become unresponsive to the use of most antibiotics. For many years too many physicians prescribed antibiotics for the common cold and other mild illnesses […]

Top 10 Interesting Cognitive Biases

People like to assume they are logical creatures that make decisions that are well thought out and untainted by extraneous elements. This assumption is true to an extent but all human beings regardless of age, intelligence, sex or nationality are affected by judgement and memory errors. These glitches are called cognitive biases and they often […]

9 Reasons to Avoid Perms and Relaxers

Perms and relaxers have been a long-time favorite of African American women promising silky straight hair for difficult to manage locks, but this beauty regimen comes at a high price – hair breakage, scalp irritation, stunted hair growth, and even permanent hair loss. Discover the top 10 reasons to avoid perms and relaxers and why […]

Top 20 Weirdest Phobias

We’re all scared of something. It’s human nature to be afraid, but when that fear is unfounded, or so intense that it interferes with our ordinary lives, it becomes a phobia. Phobia sufferers experience physical symptoms when confronted with the source of their dread, including sweating, shivering, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, rapid breathing and […]

Top 10 Silent Killer Diseases

In case anyone hasn’t told you yet, unfortunately, you’re going to die, and so am I. Maybe I’ll run a red light and my teeny Hyundai gets smashed by a Peterbilt, or maybe I try to squeeze just one more plug into that too-full electrical outlet and wind up a crispy critter. Then again, I […]

Top 10 Ways to Stay Focused

Our modern world has brought about many marvels. Technology is evolving faster than ever, making us more connected, medical science is treating and curing more diseases than ever before, we have better lives thanks to modern conveniences, and yet, most of us have less time than ever. We’re so busy taking advantage of all the […]

Top 10 Ways to Have a Soulful Relationship

Over the years, there have been countless books written on relationship development and improvement. Many of those authors have touched on the subject of injecting soul into a relationship, but that’s a tricky thing indeed. After all, what is the soul? How does it differ from the mind, or indeed the heart? Some might say […]

Top 15 Ways to Prolong Your Life

Woody Allen once famously quipped, “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work…I want to achieve it through not dying.” If only we could achieve just that, however, the reality is closer to another saying – that death and taxes are the only sure things in life. Unless you’re a member of the “live […]

Top 10 Ways to Tell if Someone is Lying

Not to set out on a low note but there is no definite way to know if someone is lying to you. That’s one of the reasons lie detector tests are not allowed as evidence in court. Every one is different and the signs we can use to detect lies are subject to a lot […]

Top 10 Worst Fears of All Time

Our worst fears are the bane of the human condition. True, fear and adrenaline can excite us and that is why we ride rollercoaster’s, watch scary movies and seek out adventure, (as much as we can anyway.) But our worst fears are different. They are unwanted, unsought, and have a tendency to always show up […]

Top 10 Bizarre Fears and Phobias

Fear. Most people crave it, whether it’s going to see a scary movie, walking home through the alley instead of on the sidewalk or taking a deep breath and finally getting on a theme park’s latest insane invention, fear works like a drug. It can make you feel alive, adventurous, or just plain excited. But […]