People have various reasons for staying together or deciding to break up, but the subjective experience of making that decision might be more agonizing than we think. Why – and how – do partners decide to break up? A new study investigates the reasons behind this complex decision-making process. The findings bring valuable insights into… Continue reading Why do couples split up? And why do they stay together?
Quite literally, actually. It was exactly eight years ago that I was completely fed up with being obese and miserable in my own body. I hated waking up every day with a plan to lose the weight, and then caving before I even made it through dinner (or lunch… or breakfast…). I hated feeling out… Continue reading Fed up!
The use of smell as a weapon, or a deterrent, was explored in a fanciful way in my previous post on nuclear threats. While poking around the literature, I found a fascinating unclassified document from the Army Research Laboratory, Olfaction Warfare: Odor as Sword and Shield (PDF). The authors provide a sweeping overview of odor,… Continue reading Smell as a Weapon, and Odor as Entertainment
You’re reading Erin’s Things: August 20, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. This week is pretty much about podcasts – great podcasts – with a a touch of entertainment! From living a healthier life, cultural events and a… Continue reading Erin’s Things: August 20
How to tune out self-doubt. When we summon the courage to take a risk or make a change, we often encounter fear and a little voice that talks trash. “You won’t be good at it. Don’t try it. You’ll fail anyway. It’s not worth the humiliation. Try again later. It won’t be good enough. Everyone… Continue reading Learn How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Critic
“I expected to have this interesting intellectual experience, and instead it was just completely visceral.” Author and journalist David Baron talking about the first time he saw a total solar eclipse, in 1998 in Aruba. “It just tapped into something very, very deep in my brain. I mean, I really think even though I knew… Continue reading Seeing One Solar Eclipse May Not Be Enough
Little-Known Depression Symptom Confirmed by Study Although few people know this depression symptom, it’s frequently reported by sufferers. People experiencing mood disorders like depression often say their thinking has become ‘fuzzy’. Now a large study has shown that the effect is real. Published in the journal Brain, the study tested the concentration of 612 women, two-thirds… Continue reading Little-Known Depression Symptom Confirmed by Study