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Where Do We Go From Here? The Psyche on the Move

Centuries ago, our hominin ancestors — apes that have been linked to all modern humans via mitochondrial DNA evidence — began a great migration across the African continent, first originating in the deserts before the land became too harsh to support life. According to some recent studies, apes like orangutans and chimpanzees have demonstrated the ability to make plans […]

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Healthy Living and Magnetism

Biomagnetism is present in all living organisms because of their interaction with the Earth’s magnetic field. Thanks to a discovery by the 16th century English astronomer and physicist William Gilbert, we know that the Earth is a massive magnet, due to the circling electric currents in its liquid outer core. […]

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9 Ways to Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day

As February 14 has arrived, so does the long list of expectations that comes along with it. If you are one half of a couple, perhaps you’ve ordered flower orders and made dinner reservations. And if you aren’t, then you may be dreading the upcoming holiday and looking forward to February 15 instead. But what if this year you choose to do things a little differently? […]

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Learning to Love Again

It was once thought that most of what we will ever learn in life happens over the first seven years, and that childhood trauma can leave permanent scars, but now we know that is not always the case. Although negativity bias, as psychologists call it, can persist, deliberate effort and the support of loving relationships can positively rewire the brain. […]

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What Do Our Personalities Say About Us? A Conversation with Psychologist Walter Mischel

Within a few minutes, you probably began to form a basic impression about the person you were speaking to. This was most likely done despite the fact that you knew very little about them. These presumptions come about not because you are snobbish or judgmental. I’m reminded of this fact shortly after I begin a conversation with 84-year-old psychologist, Walter Mischel. […]

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Love Me, Maybe: The Neuroscience of Unpredictable Love

The ups and downs of an unpredictable relationship — and, more so, an unpredictable partner — can be infuriating, irritating, and it plagues levelheaded males and females of all races and economic backgrounds. We like to think that we’re fairly rational and sensible when choosing a partner; that consistency, companionship, and commitment are leading our decision-making. […]