The Origin of Us: Campfires As The Bedrock of Human Civilization

If you want to understand who we are as human beings, a good question to ask yourself is “Where did we come from?” And to begin to find an answer to this big and daunting question, it’s helpful to discover … Continue reading

7 Ideas in Psychology That Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress

Over the course of human history our collective knowledge is continuously changing shape and growing. We know more today than we did 100 years ago, and we knew more 100 years ago than we did 1,000 years ago. From generation … Continue reading

Power Posing: Using Your Body to Improve Confidence and Reduce Stress

When we think of our body posture and facial expressions, we typically consider them to just be a display of what we’re feeling on the side. However, the truth is more complicated. Our body language doesn’t just communicate our thoughts … Continue reading

7 Simple Principles Behind a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is an important yet underappreciated part of our lives. Without a good night’s sleep we can often suffer different physical and mental issues, such as fatigue, stress, and distracted thinking. Over time, these can build up and contribute to … Continue reading

The Belief in Mind-Body Dualism Can Make Us Act Less Healthy

Throughout many cultures there is a prevailing belief that the mind is separate from the body – this is called “mind-body dualism.” Many people still wish to believe this today, even with increasing research on how our biology and brain … Continue reading