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Once Sir Francis Galton, one of the most notable figures in the history of psychology, decided to conduct a kind of experiment. Before his daily walk through the streets of London, he persuaded himself: “I am a disgusting person and everyone in England hates me!” After that, he concentrated on this belief for a few minutes and then went for a walk as he usually did.
However, it just seemed that everything was going as usual. In fact, the following happened: at every step, Francis caught queasy and contemptuous glances of passers on him. Many turned away from him, and a couple of times he heard coarse language in his address. In the port one of the movers, when Galton passed him by, hit the scientist with his elbow so much that he plopped down in the mud.
It seemed that even the animals had this hostile attitude towards him. As the scientist passed by a harnessed horse, it kicked him in the thigh, so that he fell to the ground again. Galton tried to elicit some sympathy from eyewitnesses, but to his surprise, people were (more…)
These questions are not accidental, given that one of the theories about the origin of our species claims that the Earth is a place where souls go through a stage of reflection and correction. This is a prison planet where we all are incarcerated, that is why it is useless to aspire for universal peace and the perfect order of the world since living on this planet does not set such a goal. (more…)
We tend to think that luck is an undefined power of kindness that comes from the universe. Sometimes it is indeed so, but many things we call “fatal” are not always associated with the fate. Instead, these things are the direct result of our actions. Even in order to win the lottery, you first need to buy a lottery ticket.
Psychological studies show that people who consider themselves lucky behave differently from those who believe they are not. Luck is a way of life, which can be changed. See how lucky people think and learn from them! (more…)
Here is a list of techniques that will help you control your dreams. However, don’t expect immediate results because even if you train hard (several times a week), most probably lucid dreams will start coming a few weeks or even months later. After all, even the most experienced oneironauts (those who can control their dreams) rarely see more than 15 lucid dreams in a month.
If you are one of the few lucky ones who can remember their dreams in detail, consider that the first step to lucid dreaming is done. What if you have almost no memories? Well, then you will have to do heavy duty workouts. Every time just after waking up, write down in a special notebook what you have seen in a dream. In the beginning, it will be random moments and objects, but even the smallest details are important. In time, you will remember whole episodes, and then – whole dreams. (more…)
Replacing an old creaky bed with a new one, you add yourself 42 minutes of quality sleep – that was the average result in an experiment conducted by the British organization The Sleep Council. And do not forget that the mattress should be replaced every seven years.
2. Perfect temperature
4 hours after you fall asleep, the body temperature reaches the minimum level (which is possible without any consequences for the organism). This provides you a deep sleep. But if the room is hot, it won’t happen. The best temperature is between (more…)