Oxytocin is a hormone that, among many things, affects your empathy levels. The less oxytocin, the more mean, aggressive, and evil you become. Stress lowers your oxytocin levels. Maybe that’s why everyone is so mean these days.
Great Expectations was first published as ongoing weeklies in Dickens’ magazine, All the Year Round. To engage the readers, and bring in new ones, Dickens had to write each week a part of the story that was absorbing, captivating, and full of drama. I think that’s why the novel feels like a speeding race.
After you have stopped arguing with someone, the battle may still be raging within your own body. It can do so for hours, altering your hormone levels and weakening your immune system to the point where illness could gain a foothold.
How to deal with bullies: know what kind you are dealing with; work your way around them; show minimum reaction to them; do not make jokes at your own expense to prove anything to them; reflect an insult back to them; report them to an authority figure; help others; RUN! (Apply also to ex espouses).
The first recorded usage of the word “QUEER” used as a derogatory term for effeminate gay people was in a letter by John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry to his son Lord Alfred Douglas in the late 19th C.
In psychology, compensation is a strategy whereby one covers up, consciously or unconsciously, weaknesses, frustrations, desires, or feelings of inadequacy or incompetence in one life area through the gratification or (drive towards) excellence in another area.
One of Betye Saar’s better-known and controversial pieces is that entitled “The Liberation of Aunt Jemima.” It is a “mammy” doll carrying a broom in one hand and a shotgun in the other, and placed in front of the Aunt Jemima’s syrup labels.
Birthdays are your own personal New Year’s Day, when we look toward the coming year. In astrological language this is known as a Solar Return: the precise moment that the Sun returns to its exact position in your birth chart. The Solar Return reading can be used as a way of predicting what parts of your life will be prominent in the coming year (from birthday to birthday).
Philophobia is defined as the abnormal, persistent and unwarranted fear of falling in love. This affects the quality of life and pushes a person away from commitment. It also triggers various symptoms that may incorporate sweating, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, feelings of dread, nausea and feeling of restlessness. The worst aspect of fear of being in love and falling in love is that it keeps a person in solitude.