Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD Is Largely A Fraud

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD Is Largely A Fraud

Vanishing time in the pursuit of happiness.

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The Only Thing Creepier Than Déja Vu Is its Opposite, Dêjà Rêvé

Déjà vu is the phenomenon that a person experiences when they feel that they’ve experienced an event in their past. Studies show it’s not a psychic experience, but rather a little trick the brain does. Déjà rêvé, however, is something different and there’s no trick to it.

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

A new study in the journal Brain Stimulation explained a phenomenon epileptic patients experienced where they were able to recall a dream or have a dream-like feeling while awake called déjà rêvé. Déjà vu is French for “already seen” while déjà rêvé means “already dreamed.”

For the study, researchers searched through reports from 1958 to 2015 of epileptic patients who experienced the phenomena after being induced with electrical brain stimulation (EBS).

Although this sounds like something out of A Nightmare On Elm Street, the researchers view this study as a way to separate the feeling of déjà vu from déjà rêvé and learn more about our dreams.

“EBS-induced déjà rêvé could be an interesting approach to better understanding physiological dreams that cannot be reproduced under laboratory conditions,” says lead author Jonathan Curot, a Ph.D. student at Toulouse University Hospital. “Most studies focus on REM (rapid-eye movements) sleep period and dream reports obtained by awakening a sleeping subject. However, non-REM sleep dreams account for a significant portion of all typical dreams and several factors might render dream reports less trustworthy — especially the sleep stage before awakening — when compared with reports of waking experience.”

Three Kinds of Déjà Rêvé

The study states déjà rêvé happens in three different ways. In one, referred to as “episodic-like,” a patient is spontaneously able to specify that they had a certain dream on a definite date.

“‘I saw something, a dream, a nightmare I had a couple years ago. A dream of an object lying on a table,” said one subject about their event.

The second is refereed to as “familiarity-like,” or when a patient reminisces of a vague dream. One subject explained that they had a vision of a scene from a recent dream.

Lastly, researchers found many patients in their literature experienced a “dreamy-state.” They would have a feeling of being in a dream, or nightmare. A subject tried to explain it as feeling like they passed out and floating.

Déjà rêvé is still a new phenomenon, but this study is the first step to explaining those strange, unexplained dreamy feelings that people have.

10 Important Things You Should Know about Happiness


Since a lot of people are looking for happiness in all the wrong places, I thought it would be a good idea to write another blog post on happiness. Here are:

10 Important Things You Should Know about Happiness

1. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your life. If your mind is pure and your thoughts happy, positive, healthy and empowering, your life will be, too.

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

2. Your happiness depends on you.

Every single person is responsible for their own happiness, and you yourself are responsible for your own. Never rely on someone else for your happiness. Always remember that your happiness depends on you.

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” ~ Stacey Charter

3. Happiness begins with acceptance.

Happiness begins with acceptance – acceptance of what was, acceptance of what is, and acceptance of what will and/or might be. By accepting, embracing and making peace with yourself, your life and the world around you, not only do you become a lot happier and more at peace, but you will also make room in your life for something better to emerge.

“Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

4. Happiness is about loving yourself just as you are.

Happiness is about forgiving yourself for all your so-called mistakes and failures. It’s about making peace with all your flaws and all your imperfections and accepting yourself just as you are. 

“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” ~ Alan Cohen

5. There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

“There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special. And remember that time waits for no one. So stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Saturday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until you are off welfare, until the first or fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you’ve had a drink, until you’ve sobered up, until you die, until you are born again, to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy.” ~Author Unknown

6. Happiness is about living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

The more you learn to express your gratitude and appreciation for every experience, every interaction and every little thing that life sends your way, the happier you will become and the better your life will get. 

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” ~ Frederick Keonig

7. Happiness is about being present in the moment.

When you are fully present in the now, enjoying and appreciating each moment of your life, how can you not be happy? Happiness is about being present in the moment, and the more engaged you are in the now, the happier you will become.

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

8. Happiness is about being of service.

Happiness never decreases by being shared, and the more you share who you are, what you know and the many gifts and talents you possess with those around you, the more happiness you will experience in your life. 

“We are but visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.” ~ Dalai Lama

9. Happiness is about loving life.

Love is what makes the world go round. It’s what causes us to feel happy and alive. And the more love you put into the world, the more joy and happiness will start flowing back into your life.

“Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.” ~ Maya Angelou

10. Happiness is about letting go.

Happiness isn’t something that can be pursued nor is it something that we can cling on to. Happiness is about letting go. 

“There is no ongoing spiritual life without this process of letting go. At the precise point where we refuse, growth stops. If we hold tightly to anything given to us, unwilling to let it go when the time comes to let it go or unwilling to allow it to be used as the Giver means it to be used, we stunt the growth of the soul. It is easy to make a mistake here, “If God gave it to me,” we say, “its mine. I can do what I want with it.” No. The truth is that it is ours to thank Him for and ours to offer back to Him, ours to relinquish, ours to lose, ours to let go of – if we want to find our true selves, if we want real life, if our hearts are set on glory.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

And these are the 10 important things you should know about happiness. I would love to know which one you think can make the biggest difference in the quality of our lives.

 You can share your comment in the comment section below :)

14 Interesting Facts About Women That Even Women Didn’t Know!

Since time immemorial, women have always been viewed as beautiful, mysterious beings, capable of swooning us with a bat of their eyelid. Even though they aren’t just a tool for men to satisfy their carnal desires, as they have proved through leaps and bounds.

Despite that, a complete understanding of any being is impossible, for something always crops us that stun us into a stupor. Some of them are ludicrous, but they affirm the preconceived notions that women have been burdened with for centuries.

Bachelors take notes, these facts about women could be important for you, if you try to approach a single lady.

1. Woman Meaning

1. Woman

Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales has been the first known instance when the word ‘woman’ came in usage. The word is a portmanteau of the Middle English word ‘woman’ that means ‘wife of a man’.

2. Eyes Blink

2. Blinking Eyes

A woman fluttering her eyelids have ensnared men for centuries. So, it is somewhat unsurprising that they blink twice more than we men do.

3. Third Nipple

3. Third Nipple

Chandler’s third nipple? Scientifically, 2% of women population has the third nipple.

4. Talking

4. Woman Talking

Before undermining the intellectual and literate status of a woman, one should keep in mind that they speak close to 20,000 words a day, 13000 more than men.

5. Colors

5. Colors

Even been disconcerted when a woman asks you to choose between navy blue, cobalt blue, and royal blue, for they just blue to you? This is because some women have a mutated gene, leading them to see a myriad of colors.

6. Heart disease


To identify and diagnose a woman with cardiac arrests, look for signs of nausea, shoulder pain, and indigestion.

7. Sex ratio


The sex ratio of Russia favors women more, for there are 9 million more women.

8. Pregnancy8. Pregnancy

Tragically, one female in every 90 seconds dies during pregnancy, due to faulty and sub-par health care.

9. After Sex Thoughts

9. After Sex

The man’s mind thinks of turning and sleeping after sex. A woman wants to kiss, cuddle and talk.

10. Trust

10. Trust

If you want a woman to trust you, grab her and hold her for over 15 seconds.

11. Computer Science

11. Computer Science

Lady Ada Lovelace was the first computer engineer. She worked on the Analytical Engine.

12. Height

12. Height

Women who are considerable more statuesque, or simply, tall, are more likely to be afflicted by cancer than women who are short.

13. Flexibility

13. Flexible

Have you ever noticed that a woman can answer your call just by turning her neck, where you have to complete displace yourself from your previous position? This is because they have a more flexible neck.

14. Ears

If you’re ranting at a woman who isn’t interested, she would always plug her ears with her fingers, rather than her hands, as men do.

These facts might make someone a bit more informed about women, but there is a lot left, to understand them. The trick is to respect them as equals and treat them with the love and care they deserve. They will pour their heart out to you.

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