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Do Binaural Beats Work? Here Is What Science Has to Say

As humans who suffer from a multitude of disorders, we look for cures that are effective. So do binaural beats work? Being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder among other things, I’ve tried many so-called solutions and medications to improve my quality of life. I also tried yoga, nature walks, prayer,…

Why Depth Perception Is Important and How to Improve It with 4 Exercises

Proper eyesight is something we take for granted, but if you've been having trouble with your eyes, it may be because of depth perception. Without proper depth perception, navigating through the world each day becomes a real challenge. This goes beyond the quality of your vision, as it's crucial for…

The Rosenhan Experiment That Shattered the Boundaries of Sanity

In 1973, David Rosenhan published a psychological paper titled “On Being Sane in Insane Places”. This study became known famously as the Rosenhan Experiment. He wanted to discover whether medical professionals could really tell the difference between the sane and the insane. His research sent shockwaves through the psychiatry community…

Why Is Intrapersonal Intelligence Important and How to Develop It?

In the 1980s, a brand-new theory on intelligence emerged. Developed by Howard Gardner, this theory suggested that there is more than just the one version of intelligence. Instead of the typical IQ test, based on logic and numbers, there are several ways in which a person could be intelligent. These…

The Unknown Origin of Thanksgiving: a Dark Story You Didn’t Learn in School

The holiday of Thanksgiving may seem straightforward with turkey and stuffing but has an uglier side that many are unaware of... The origin of Thanksgiving is more complicated than just the story of the pilgrims and Native Americans celebrating at Plymouth rock. It gets a bit darker, and peace ultimately…

The Psychology of Obedience: Why Do Some People Obey While Others Don’t?

Law and order keep us safe and under control. For the most part, we can all get along with that. So, what is it in our psychology that makes some people content with obedience, while others shun the whole idea? Obedience and obeying the rules seem like second nature to most…