How You Can Take Care of Yourself on World Mental Health Day

Why it's important to find a balance between social media and mental health

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10/10 is World Mental Health day. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to feel more isolated from socializing than before, especially as the lifting of social distancing... Read more

General, Social Media, Mental Health
October 11, 2021

Scent of a Memory and the Proust Effect

Trigger your memorable memories using scent

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Lemon Scent Candle

Some smells trigger memorable memories from a special time in your life. For instance, the aroma of freshly baked brownies always brings back memories of my best friend’s mom’s cooking. When I walk by the local pool and smell the chlorinated water, I remember my childhood summers. How is it that we can r... Read more

General
October 15, 2020

What Causes Nostalgia Goggles?

Our natural bias towards happy memories over bad ones

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Camera with photos

There’s no better feeling than reminiscing about life in the good old days. You know… before mobile phones… the internet… and microwaves. When there were no text messages to interrupt your day, no instant “likes” to make you feel good, and no 2-day shipping with 100% return and refund policy. We ... Read more

General
September 18, 2020

Smashing Stereotypes About Aging

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Aging

You’ve definitely heard it before—your memory retention gets worse as you age. With every year you get older, it feels like you go further and further down a path of irreversible oblivion, like Alice falling down a rabbit hole of foggy forgetfulness. But how much of that is truth, and how much is illusion? In fact, y... Read more

General
August 31, 2020

The Rashomon Effect: The Different Ways an Event is Remembered

Work together to create a collective memory

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Collaboration

Who Is Telling the Truth? Picture this: a terrible crime has occurred. Your elderly neighbor’s beloved cat has been stolen right out of her window! The treacherous deed occurred in the evening, when most of the people on your street were at home enjoying dinner. For this reason, there are plenty of eyewitnesses... Read more

General
August 24, 2020
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