Random Stuff That Can Mess With Your Head

In movies and TV, people seem to lose their minds over the smallest things. Sometimes this is played for laughs, and sometimes it's meant to be serious. Either way, it can wreck our suspension of disbelief. After all, how can such trivial stuff drive people insane? Well, as it turns out, it happens. Insanity is breathing down your neck in ways you probably never imagined. Fortunately, so is sparkling mental clarity. Here are some unexpected things that can move the needle on your mental health.

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Men calm down when they see meat. Your prey is dead. The hunt is over! That means there's probably no call for your murder instincts anymore. ThereforFor details, read 5 Shocking Side Effects of Foods You Eat Every Day

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Planning on visiting Jerusalem? LERAEA You might start thinking you're a prophet. Victims of this phenomenon always make a white toga then deliver a sFor details, read The 5 Strangest Ways Your Mind Can Get Your Body Sick

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Think immigrants are lucky to come here? Immigration sparks a state of constant stress. That's the cost of isolation and adjusting to a new culture. DFor details, read 6 Reasons Your Plans to Move Abroad Might Not Work Out

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Eating seafood is linked to Alzheimer's. Also Parkinson's, and ALS. Cases of those are highest where people's diet consists mostly of fish and shellfiFor details, read 5 Everyday Things That Can Literally Drive You Crazy

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Booze can make you black out, of course. But it can boost your subconscious memory. The more dopamine in your body, the more receptive you become to lFor details, read 5 Shocking Side Effects of Foods You Eat Every Day

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City hospitals mean healthier babies? Kids born in cities are twice as likely to suffer from schizophrenia. Maybe it's pollution. Maybe it's social. OFor details, read 6 Under-Reported Ways Big City Life Is Slowly Killing You

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Shock can hurt you mentally, sure. But it can even make you go blind. Yes, you can hallucinate blindness. It's called a negative hallucination. And inFor details, read The 5 Strangest Ways Your Mind Can Get Your Body Sick

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Feeling pregnant? Could be psychological. And it can even happen to cis men. Seeing your partner pregnant can make your mind tell your body you're preFor details, read The 5 Strangest Ways Your Mind Can Get Your Body Sick

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We all know trans fats are bad for your heart. Looks like they mess with your mind too. Gobbling the stuff can make you more irritable and aggressive.For details, read 5 Shocking Side Effects of Foods You Eat Every Day

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How old was Dad when you were born? Older means you're more likely to get autism or schizophrenia. The reason is related to the way sperm is produced-For details, read 5 Everyday Things That Can Literally Drive You Crazy

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Coffee keeps you sharp? It can also give you auditory hallucinations. High levels of stress and caffeine make people more likely to 'overreact' to thFor details, read 6 Bizarre Side Effects of Foods You Eat Every Day

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Spanked kids average IQ points lower. This continues years after spankings end. Trauma in newborn babies has an even more negative effect, since theirFor details, read 5 Things You Won't Believe Are Making You Dumber

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States with lots of suicide share one thing: They sit at a high elevation. Actually, they share many things, including alcoholism, gun ownership, and For details, read 5 Everyday Things That Can Literally Drive You Crazy

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Meetings drain your brain. Your mind slows down like an aging computer. You have to focus more on interaction and behavior (think of all the brainpoweFor details, read 5 Things You Won't Believe Are Making You Dumber

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What month were you born in? 24 23 January may leave you bipolar, while April may mean depression. We don't know why, but theories include the ways teFor details, read 5 Everyday Things That Can Literally Drive You Crazy

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Winter causes seasonal depression. sO 40 30 20 LO L00 80 o O O Surprisingly, so can summer. This could be because heat suppresses the thyroid hommoneFor details, read 5 Everyday Things That Can Literally Drive You Crazy

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Junk food makes toddlers dumber. It hurts social, cognitive, and behavioral skills. It does other bad stuff too. Sugar suppresses a vital growth hormoFor details, read 5 Things You Won't Believe Are Making You Dumber

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Looking forward to your partner's retirement? It might drive you crazy. In Japan, they call it Retired Husband Syndrome. Wives of workaholics go from For details, read The 5 Strangest Ways Your Mind Can Get Your Body Sick

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City life may be driving you nuts. Even LOOKING at cities may be bad for you. Studies show you're weaker mentally after walking through city streets vFor details, read 5 Things You Won't Believe Are Making You Dumber

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Jetlag messes with your mind. With enough jetlag, the damage is permanent. Constantly resetting your body clock changes your brain anatomy. Flight attFor details, read 5 Things You Won't Believe Are Making You Dumber

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