Author - Soren Dreier

Why Does Hunger Vanish When Ignored

Why is it that when you’re tremendously hungry, you’re able to forget about it if you’re in the middle of an intriguing activity, such as reading a good book? It’s almost as if you’re able to ignore those hunger pangs until your task is complete, at which...

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12 Ways Airports Are Secretly Manipulating You

Over the years, airports have evolved from bare-bones transportation hubs for select travelers to bustling retail centers for millions. They’re being designed to both complement and influence human behavior. Everything from the architecture and lighting to the trinkets on sale in the gift...

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How to Schedule Sex and Still Enjoy It

The phrase “scheduled sex” evokes dread for most couples. We have the idea that sex is always supposed to be spontaneous, so making the decision to schedule sex feels like an admission that your sex life is officially dead. But scheduled sex actually be way more fun than you think. Here’s...

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A Momentary Loss Of Time

Two years ago, 63-year-old Paul Bolding was on holiday in Croatia, visiting a beach on a tiny island with his wife, Kirsty. They decided to go to snorkelling, taking turns to go in the sea while the other one looked after their stuff. Paul had a swim and then dozed on a beach mat on the...

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Skull Cult Found at World’s Oldest Temple

Around 10,000 years ago, the already striking presence of Göbekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey could have been even more impressive—as human skulls might have dangled in what is considered the world’s oldest temple. According to new research published in Science Advances, three...

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Chemicals in Mac and Cheese

America’s No. 1 favorite comfort food is testing positive for some disturbing ingredients, and you won’t find them on the label. New testing confirms that chemicals in mac and cheese include a variety of phthalates, chemicals that disrupt the body’s normal hormonal function. Some are even...

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Cashless Society Alert

The push toward a cashless society is becoming more of a shove.  Before today I had never heard of “The Visa Cashless Challenge”, but after reading about it I have to say that I am quite alarmed. Visa is trying to “encourage” businesses to go cashless, and one of the ways that they will...

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Dog Saves A Baby Deer From Drowning

Meet Storm, the doggie who didn’t hesitate a second when he saw an unidentified animal drowning in the water and came to the rescue. As the dog approached the helpless creature, it turned out to be an injured baby deer. The whole incident happened when Storm’s owner, Mike Freeley, was...

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When Life is a Fate Worse Than Death

Karen Ann Quinlan lived two lives. Her first life was that of a regular middle-class girl in Scranton, Pennsylvania: she swam, she skied, she dated, she attended mass with her family, she went to high school, and she worked at a local ceramics company. However, this life changed after she...

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Your Language Betrays Your Character

If you overheard a conversation on a bus, do you think you could tell from the words that were used and the topics discussed, the personality of the people who were chatting? What about if I showed you a short story? Could you glean something about the character of the author from their...

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Turkey and Greece Hit by Strong Earthquake

At least two people are dead and hundreds more injured after a powerful earthquake struck off the Turkish coast overnight, triggering a tsunami that hit tourist resorts in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas and damaging buildings across the region. The epicentre of the magnitude-6.7 quake...

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9.1 Billion Tons of Plastic

In a first-of-its-kind study, US researchers found that four-fifths of the plastics produced since 1950 has been tossed in places like roadsides, landfills, and the world’s oceans. Ever wonder what happened to those old plastic toys? That cool rayon blouse? All those pudding cups...

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The Pig On Your Plate

Domestic pigs, the kind portrayed in hot-pink neon above barbecue joints, curly tailed and carefree, have prodigious memories. In problem-solving with computers, they match wits with little kids and win. They are able to plan ahead, and they live in complex social communities. They...

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Cancer and Sex: Why Is Nobody Talking About It?

Wearing only stretchy blue briefs, David Fuehrer posed for the camera with one beefy arm flexed over his head, the other clenched in front of his chest. T hick muscles and veins rippled under his tan, hairless skin, and there was a tense smirk on his face. It was 2001, and Fuehrer, then...

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How Social Media is Dumbing Down Our Communication

In our digital era of smartphones and social media, it seems nearly everyone suffers from communication overload. Less than 15 years ago, most netizens had just one or two email accounts, texting was tedious and costly, and mobile phones were primarily used to make, well, phone calls...

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