March 5, 2022

The Future of Psychedelics as Treatments for Mental Illness

In 1943, a Swiss chemist, Albert Hofmann, “discovered (five years earlier) the psychoactive molecule that came to be known as LSD.” Lysergic Acid diethylamide (LSD), which, […]
February 13, 2022

‘Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat’

In her 2020 book, “Wintering: The Power or Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times,” author Kathrine May explores the merits of stepping back and taking time […]
February 4, 2022

What is the ‘Dunning-Kruger Effect’?

The human brain has its biases. And cognitive biases come in all shapes and sizes, including the human brain’s ability to want to avoid ambiguity to […]
January 29, 2022

How ‘Situational Awareness’ Can Keep You Safe

How often do you really acknowledge your surroundings? This is a question that author Dan Schilling sets out to tackle in his recent book, “The Power […]
January 22, 2022

Exploring ‘The Matthew Effect’: Why Does Advantage Breed Further Advantage?

Why does having an advantage to begin with seem to breed further advantage? It is a question that has perplexed humanity since the dawn of civilization. […]
January 16, 2022

The Stoned Ape Hypothesis, Explained

A few million years ago, something unprecedented happened to the human brain: it grew, rapidly. Within just a few million years, the brains of human ancestors […]
January 8, 2022

New Year’s Resolutions: Are They Worth It?

Welcome to 2022! A new year is upon us, which also means that a whole new set of New Year’s resolutions are likely being made. The […]
January 2, 2022

Where Science and Philosophy Meet

Most people who have studied the subject in any capacity know that science emerged out of the subject of philosophy. In fact, going as far back […]
December 23, 2021

Discover the Danish Art of ‘Hygge’

As the weather in the Northern Hemisphere begins to turn cold throughout the fall and winter, more and more people are pushed indoors. By early February, […]
December 13, 2021

Selective Attention: How (and Why) We Filter Information

Have you ever thought about how attention works? Or have you ever heard anyone say that they have a “limited attention span”? What does all of […]
December 10, 2021

The Winter Solstice

Welcome to December, the darkest month of the year. Despite the dark and cold of December, the month actually has a long history of celebration, spanning […]
November 20, 2021

Recurrences of Depressive Episodes

Those who suffer from depressive episodes may understand how debilitating it can be. According to the authors of a recent study, about half of the people […]