I cannot stand small talk, because I feel like there’s an elephant standing in the room shitting all over everything and nobody is saying anything. I’m just dying to say, “Hey, do you ever feel like jumping off a bridge?” or “Do you feel an emptiness inside your chest at night that is going to swallow you?” But you can’t say that at a cocktail party.
—  Paul Gilmartin, The Mental Illness Happy Hour

The idea behind psychosurgery is that severe forms of mental illness (schizophrenia being the most common) can be treated by changing the way the brain works. Doctors believed that by severing the connections of the frontal lobes or prefrontal cortex, had to the rest of the brain, they could calm patients’ emotions and stabilize their personalities without doing away with their intelligence and motor functions. The lobotomy was granted the Nobel Prize and is still a controversial subject to this day!

Source: How Lobotomies Work, Shanna Freeman

Social Psychology has found that people have different versions of themselves that they present to different people. So, just because you act different with certain friends than with others does not mean you are being disingenuous. There are a lot of different aspects to a person, and they do not necessarily fit all situations. It’s only a problem if you don’t like who you are around certain people. Otherwise, every version is a different side of the real you.

You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.
—  Psych Facts
Life Lessons from Albert Einstein

1. Follow your curiosity

2. Perseverance is priceless

3. Focus on the present

4. The imagination is powerful

5. Make mistakes

6. Live in the moment

7. Create value

8. Don’t expect different results unless you do things differently

9. Knowledge comes from experience

10. Learn the rules then play better.

FACT #98:

How many miles do you have on Empty?

Originally posted by smellof-rain

Some popular car models can make it between 30 and 50 miles after the fuel light goes on, according to a study by Pick Analysis. The average Chevrolet Silverado will continue for about 33 miles beyond empty. Smaller cars like the Volkswagen Jetta average about 43 miles and the Toyota Corolla tops the list at 47 miles.