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stories of the placebo effect

Times People Witnessed The Placebo Effect Working Its Magic

Engage the funk!
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red flags in social situations

Red Flags To Look Out For In People

Gotta keep that head on a swivel.
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psychological tricks

Psychological Tricks To Get The Most Out of Social Situations

People are complex, sort of.
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A powerful Twitter thread about a mom's parenting approach for setting personal boundaries | Erynn Brook @ErynnBrook want tell story about my mum taught allowed leave an uncomfortable situation.

Twitter Thread: The Power Of Setting Personal Boundaries

An awesome mom indeed.
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McGurk Effect shows how brains interpret sounds differently based on what the listener is seeing

The McGurk Effect Is Some Black Magic Audio-Visual Trickery

Bah. Bah. Bah.
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An informative Tumblr thread about how humans go crazy without plants | zachsanomaiy Humans have never lived fully under ground or completely inclosed societies at any point human history part because need decent circadian rhythm sun and see plants and breathe fresh air But also because humans hallucinate and lose their minds if they are inclosed something with structural insecurities, like are legit predisposed go psycho So hear out Story plot:Everything is going fine with fifteen year space

Tumblr Post: Humans Need Their Plant Friends

Plants are the real homies.
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Twitter user breaks down the grieving process | Lauren Herschel @LaurenHerschel So grief is like this: There's box with ball And pain button. And no am not known my art skills BALL AND BOX BALL PAIN BUTTON

Twitter Thread: Grief Explained

Completely nailed it.
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Religious quora question gets answer that details how group psychology works | Quora Open App Sign Why do people get angry try share word God with them only do because care about them deeply and don't want them end up hell feel like some people avoid because this. Is there any way get through them?

Religious Quora User Gets Lesson In Group Psychology

It's all about those in-groups and out-groups.
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A powerful Tumblr thread shines light on various anxiety disorders | all T-Mobile LTE 8:27 PM 83% norma1-people-sxare group rough looking boys walked past today and all heard their conversation he's got anxiety disorder bro so went with him so he'd be more comfortable" and made realise world isn't all bad fitzefitcher #this is team skull its-just--phage

Tumblr Thread: Shining Light On Anxiety Disorders

All the good feels.
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A quick Quora post on the implications of saying someone is really smart | Why are so many gifted students and adults underachievers? Riley Anderson, lives My Head Answered Feb 8 Misguided praise so smart seems like an innocent compliment, right s not. As gifted child told constantly becomes part identity s makes special s people like about intelligence are only valued if are smart. Now little, school is easy. Especially don't have try at all, and get every question right on every test s because

Quick Quora Post On The Word "Smart"

Failure doesn't count if you don't try.
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A quick Tumblr thread provides tips for dealing with anxiety | thesigilwitch just about spiral into bad panic attack, and my boyfriend goes "Stick an ice cube mouth not really sure where he got idea, and kinda laughed at because didn't see would help, but he insistent. So did And now on my second cube, because worked. thesigilwitch He explained his reasoning he got home.

Quick Tumblr Thread On Tips For Handling Anxiety

Get out of here anxiety.
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Tumblr thread explains why some places just feel plain bizarre | tootsie-roll-frankenstein Places where reality is bit altered any target churches texas abandoned 7/11's bedroom at 5 am hospitals at midnight warehouses smell like dust lighthouses with lights don't work anymore empty parking lots ponds and lakes suburban neighborhoods rooftops early morning inside dark cabinet reveille413 playgrounds at night rest stops on highways deep mountains

Tumblr Thread: Why Some Places Feel Strange

Liminal spaces are a trip.
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Twitter thread from a positive psychologist on why brains are tripping out | Alexis Rockley @alexisrockley Let be clear thread Those "all over place" feelings been having? They are symptoms stress, NOT personal failures yours. Do feel FLAKEY INCONSISTENT s b/c brain doesn't know news brace next, or next month will hold.

Twitter Thread: Positive Psychologist Explains Brains Tripping Out

A strange time for our brains.
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Positive psychologist explains brain and body's reaction to long term stress | Alexis Rockley @alexisrockley Let be clear thread Those "all over place" feelings been having? They are symptoms stress, NOT personal failures yours.

Twitter Thread: The Brain's Reaction To Long Term Stress

Spread that kindness in these strange times.
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People describe various psychological studies that turned up interesting results | AverageJames23 1y Not psychologist, but one where given choice between sitting down doing nothing and shocking oneself, people tend choose shock. Ergo would choose pain over boredom.

Psychology Experiments With Fascinating Results

Our brains trip out way more than they're credited for.
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Tumblr thread on how "ask" and "guess" people communicate | In some families, you grow up with the expectation that it's 0K to ask for anything at all, but you gotta realize you might get no for an answer. This is Ask Culture. In Guess Culture, you avoid putting a request into words unless you're pretty sure the answer will be yes. Guess Culture depends on a tight net of shared expectations. A key

Tumblr Thread: "Ask" People and "Guess" People

That could explain why everyone seems so rude all the time.
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