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 restrictions has been slower than expected after the vaccine rollout.  During periods of isola... 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 memories from a particular time in your life. For instance, does the aroma of freshly baked brownies always bring back memories of your best friend’s mom’s cooking? Or when you walk by the local pool and smell the chlorinated water, do childhood summer memories flash through your m... Read more

General, Memory, Memory Recall
October 15, 2020

What Causes Nostalgia Goggles?

Our natural bias towards happy memories over bad ones

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  There’s no better feeling than reminiscing about life in the good ole 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 a 100% return and refund policy. We a... Read more

General, Memory, Nostalgia
September 18, 2020

Smashing Stereotypes About Aging

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Aging

    You likely have heard that memory fades as you get older. But how much of that is accurate, and how much is an illusion? Every year you get older, it feels like you go further down a path of irreversible oblivion, like Alice falling down a rabbit hole of foggy forgetfulness. You may be more in control of your memor... Read more

General, Memory, memory loss
August 31, 2020

The Rashomon Effect: The Different Ways an Event is Remembered

Work together to create a collective memory

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Who Is Telling the Truth? Scientific studies have proven eyewitness testimonies unreliable, with many organizations clamoring against their use in court. However, in many cases, each witness is still telling the truth — or the truth as they perceive it. Although not purposefully deceitful, their... Read more

General, Memory, Stories
August 24, 2020
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