Hair loss dreams are quite common, but why is it that so many people across all cultures dream about hair falling out?

The most popular theory is that dreams about hair loss represent feelings of insecurity or anxiety about one’s appearance (more on that below).

The most common cause for these types of feelings is loss of youthfulness, which can be an issue when your appearance changes on account of aging.

What is hair loss, and why is it so important to dreams?


If this world is going to be filled with hurt, then we might as well feel good while we’re at it!

Some of the sad quotes below will put a smile on your face, and others will have you sobbing into your pillow. Hopefully these inspirational quotes about sadness and loss will make you feel better, even when you’re feeling down and are sure that there’s no chance of ever finding love again.

Why read sad quotes? Won’t that just make you sadder?

Not necessarily. In fact, quotes about sadness can provide comfort and remind us that we are not alone.

These quotes are mostly about how everyone’s situation is…


There are as many dreams of being pregnant as there are pregnant women, and they call all be interpreted in many different ways. It’s important to understand the context of the dream before interpreting it, as well as the circumstances surrounding it.

Research into the dreams of pregnant women dates back to at least the 1940s. Many studies since then have found that pregnant women report having more dreams than nonpregnant women.

And the frequency of their dreams tends to increase during the pregnancy, with the most dreams reported in the third trimester.

Most common pregnancy dream content

By far, the most common recurring “dream…


What does it mean when you dream about someone? This is one of the most common questions people have about their dreams.

After all, dreams provide a rich, universal language for talking about both present and future concerns. Learn about the meaning of common symbols and themes in dreams to deepen your understanding of your own experience.

Below, we look at 9 common questions, and 9 helpful answers.

1. Is it true that when you dream about someone they are thinking about you?

The idea that when you dream about somebody, they are dreaming about you is a common misconception. …


A new wearable device turns the touch of a finger, or even micro-droplets of sweat, into a source of energy harvesting for small devices and sensors, according to a new study published today in the journal Joule.

Engineers at the University of California San Diego developed these thin, flexible strip, which can be worn on a fingertip. They generate small amounts of electricity when a person’s finger sweats, or when the wearer presses on it.

What’s special about this device is that it generates power even while the wearer is asleep or sitting still. This is potentially a big deal…


A new study published today in Social Psychological and Personality Science finds that two thirds of romantic couples started out in a platonic relationship.

This “friends-first” initiation of romance is often overlooked by researchers. Examining a sample of previous studies on how relationships begin, the authors found that nearly 75% focused on the spark of romance between strangers. By contrast, only 8% centered on romance that develops among friends over time.

“There are a lot of people who would feel very confident saying that we know why and how people choose partners and become a couple and fall in love…


A study published on June 10 in the Journal of Personnel Psychology has found that older job seekers on LinkedIn receive fewer job offers than younger ones. But using a profile photo with a younger appearance reduces this effect.

The study, written by researchers from Switzerland and the United States, recruited two groups of U.S.-based LinkedIn users: an older group and a younger group. The average age of the 110 participants in the younger group was 28. The average age of the 88 people in the older group was 55.

About half had a bachelor’s degree, a quarter had a…


Laurent Simons, a child prodigy from the Belgian coastal town of Ostend, has obtained his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Antwerp, summa cum laude, at the age of 11, the Dutch public broadcaster NOS reports.

Simons only took a year to complete the bachelor’s degree, which usually takes at least three years.

“I don’t really care if I’m the youngest,” Simons told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. “For me, it’s all about acquiring knowledge.”

“In April of last year,” he said, “I had started some courses on classical mechanics and quantum physics. I immediately wanted to know everything…


According to a study published today in the journal Nature Catalysis, a new water purification technology using just hydrogen and air is “millions of times more effective” at killing viruses and bacteria than traditional commercial methods.

The researchers, from Cardiff University, say the results could revolutionise water disinfection technologies and present an unprecedented opportunity to provide clean water to communities that need it most.

The “creation of hydrogen peroxide in situ could provide clean, drinkable water to communities in the poorest nations around the world,” the researchers say.

Instant hydrogen peroxide

Their new method works by using a catalyst made from gold and…


A city’s street names can provide a glimpse into its cultural values, according to a study published today in the journal PLOS ONE by Melanie Bancilhon from Washington University and colleagues.

Ever since street names have existed, they have been used as a form of social engineering, mirroring a town or city’s social, cultural, political, and religious values.

Introducing “streetonomics,” the science of street names

Building off this concept in what they term “streetonomics,” Bancilhon and colleagues used street names as an alternative route to quantify cultural values in four influential Western cities: Paris, Vienna, London, and New York.

The authors used multiple open data sources to…

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