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 […]
November 5, 2021

Powering Your Life with Passion and Perseverance: A Look at ‘Grit’

A few years ago, author and professor Angela Duckworth, published a book that introduced mainstream readers to a very interesting and helpful concept: Grit. Grit can […]
October 31, 2021

A Short History of Halloween

It’s the end of October, and that means Halloween is here. And while many of use may carve a pumpkin, go trick-or-treating, or decorate our homes […]
October 6, 2021

COVID-19: How Can the Pandemic End?  

By now, news of the COVID-19 pandemic feels stale. The pandemic first hit the United States in March 2020, and now, nearly two years later, the […]
September 25, 2021

A Tour of Medical Marijuana: History and Benefits  

In the last decade, more and more states have legalized the use of medical marijuana, including Pennsylvania. And most people do not know, that in the […]
September 19, 2021

September is a Season: Exploring Transition, Change, and Harmony

Harmony, change, and balance – these are but some of the words that may come to mind when you think of September.   September is the […]