Do not underestimate the power of a walk in the woods: A new study suggests that even a 90- minute stroll in a natural environment can lead to measurable changes in the brain, and may help combat depression.
If you or someone you love suffers from depression, watch this Ted Talk!
Science says there’s a good chance you don’t what really makes you happy. When estimating our happiness, we humans tend to engage in something called “impact bias” where we overestimate the actual effect that different outcomes will have on our life.
When if they think they’d be happier winning the lottery or becoming paraplegic, most people quite understandably respond that they’d be happier with all that money and no handicap.
Still, real life statistics show that one year after winning the lottery or losing the use of their lower body, people in both these groups are equally happy. Yes, really, EQUALLY.
Researchers discovered that people who were engaged in more creative activities than usual on one day reported increased positive emotion and flourishing the next day.
If you’re anything like me you cherish the respect it shows a person has for you when they can trust you enough with dealing with reality as it is. They aren’t taking it upon themselves to give you an altered, watered-down version of it just to protect your feelings. Now, if you outwardly are the type that would rather be on a “need know” basis, then that’s different. Most people, however I believe would rather be informed and treated as if they have the conscious awareness and mental capacity to make sound choices with the truth of the situation at hand. And yes, I am definitely one of those people.
In the 1980s scientist, Benjamin Libet conducted an experiment. He ‘discovered’ that what seems to be free will or the conscious choice to do or not do something is really just the observance of something that has already happened. This completely rocked the foundations of what most thought of as a prerequisite for being human and the long-held religious view that free will must always be honored.
One of the greatest lessons I’ve ever learned in my life is that everything is connected. This is a tough concept to grasp when our physical senses want so intensely to convince us that we are separate. But as I mention is just about every article of mine, everything is energy and therefore there is no divide, but a mere convincing and illusory perception of it.
How do you respond in social dilemmas? See if you can find yourself in one of these personality types.
Mainstream media affects us in so many subtly harmful ways (if we refer to it a lot). Here’s the latest psychologically and physically dangerous trend.
There are some undeniable points to be made about a drug, or an implant, that can enhance intelligence: If people have the choice to enhance their mental abilities with medication or an implant, what does that mean for society? Because if we all have access to the same enhancement, would it be an enhancement, or a new reality?
Why is ADHD so over-diagnosed? Because big pharma makes big money on ADHD drugs and kids energy and moods naturally fluctuate. Read this and be in the know!
Robots are being taught ‘disobedience’ by engineers to protect us from ourselves. They will make decisions based on safety of themselves and humans. See the attached video showing this. This could be our future.
Researchers at Duke University and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio looked specifically at this second phenomenon in a longitudinal neuroimaging study of adolescents, in order to better understand how early life stress contributes to depression.