I was reminded today of a neat site I haven’t visited in a while. Exploring the Mind, by Michael Lovitch, is a readable review of scientific studies into human existence. Here are some of the articles I found there, and if you browse the monthly archives, you’ll find many more to intrigue you. (For newcomers to Skywriter, the brown type is a link.)
“Leaf Van Boven led a study to compare how well liked materialistic people are compared to experiential people (those who use their money on life experiences, not possessions). It turns out that being materialistic may cost you more than debt – it may result in less close friendships and less impact on social relationships in general.”
“Because of the deaths at James Ray’s event, I thought it would be a good idea to find out how a person would be able to protect themselves from this type of thing. You could call this cult awareness, guru protection, or how to think independently (it is up to you).” Listen to an MP3 of an interview with Dave Lakhani, the most respected person in the field of persuasion today.
“Deep down, we all know pain and love are profoundly coupled. Well, according to some Stanford researchers, it turns out pain and love overlap in the brain. And although love can hurt, it turns out love just might actually be a “pain reliever” as well.”
“According to a study, both genders apologize at the same rate of 81% when they feel they have wronged someone. So, why does it seem like women apologize so much more? It is because women simply feel as if there are a lot more situations that call for an apology than men.’
“It seems like almost every month there is a new study demonstrating the power of a good night’s rest, especially on our waistlines.”
Hmm. I think I’m due for a nap. Have a good Sunday, folks! Donna