Daily Notes

Solitude vs. Loneliness

I've written a similar post before, but I stumbled across this article yesterday, which I think does a better job of saying what I was trying to get at. Recently I have discovered something important about myself: my definition of loneliness.  For me, being lonely is being alone when I don't want to be.  It's… Continue reading Solitude vs. Loneliness

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Relationship Rules

So I came across this article about Relationship Rules.  Apparently there are rules now.  When I saw this pop up on my reader, I was skeptical.  I've learned a lot from and about relationships, but I've never believe there could be a list of "rules" that apply to every relationship.  Yet I have to admit… Continue reading Relationship Rules

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Love and hate: how thin a line?

I've been reading about an interesting study presented by scientists at UCL (University College London). In their recent research, they have identified the "hate-circuit" in the brain. Now, identifying any emotional circuit is always fascinating, simply because emotions are so difficult to put into scientific terms. But something about this particular circuit makes it even… Continue reading Love and hate: how thin a line?

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A Little Hope Can Help

Here's an interesting article in this weekend's science news in Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/08/080817223648.htm It features a study that has found a "potent weapon" to fighting depression: hope.  The article's definition of hope is that you have goals, and you have laid out a path to reach them.  This is different, it states, than optimism, which… Continue reading A Little Hope Can Help