The Magic of Magic Mushrooms
Jan17

The Magic of Magic Mushrooms

  I learned more about my brain and its possibilities in the five hours after taking these mushrooms than I had in the preceding 15 years of studying and doing research in psychology. — Timothy Leary, Harvard Professor after first consuming “magic mushrooms” Although you may have no interest in trying them, it’s hard not to be intrigued by the effects of psychedelic drugs. From movies to television to really...

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Wintertime Psychology
Jan10

Wintertime Psychology

Brrrrrrrrrrrr! – Jake’s first words every morning in Ohio If you’re like approximately 90% of the population, winter is not your favorite season. The cold, the ice, the lack of festive holidays after December (no, Groundhog Day, you don’t count). In fact, for many people, the wintertime can bring on the blues–and I’m not just talking about the color of your toes. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is...

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Why Resolutions Fail
Jan03

Why Resolutions Fail

You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending. – James Sherman If you are the one in two Americans who made New Year’s resolutions for 2018, this post is for you. Although about 175 million Americans make resolutions every year, only about 10% are still pursuing them come February. So regardless if you’re trying to get a beach bod, kick a habit, or spend more time...

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Guest Blogger: High Functioning Depression
Dec27

Guest Blogger: High Functioning Depression

I’m excited to present today’s blog in collaboration with BetterHelp.com, a website that provides online counseling and advice for those with mental health needs. HIGH FUNCTIONING DEPRESSION Although the holidays are usually full of merriment and music, for many people, the glow is much dimmer, the melodies nearly silent. Although you may not recognize it by the looks of them, nearly 5 million Americans suffer from high...

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Giving the Best Gift
Dec21

Giving the Best Gift

It is not the gift, but the thought that counts. — Every terrible gift-giver ever Now, I know these posts are supposed to be published on Wednesday, but today, I have a little present for you… Or rather, I needed an excuse for why this post was late. Therefore, gift. However, today’s present is very similar to the gift I give you every week: carefully curated research that’s applicable to your life and delivered to...

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