Nostalgia triggers a reward pathway in our brains, according to science

Nostalgia is also proven to decrease loneliness and increase resiliency.

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  • Nostalgia is defined as a sentimentality for the past and can be unique to each person.
  • Studies have shown that nostalgia can be used to combat loneliness and improve resilience. It can also be used to boost creativity.
  • There is a kind of cooperative activity between memory and reward systems in your brain that plays a very specific role in how we experience nostalgia.
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Two strategies for combating mental fatigue

Research from Denmark finds that mindfulness and music help sustain attention.

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  • Four weeks of mindfulness training and 12 minutes of binaural beats were found to increase attentional capacities after being mentally fatigued.
  • This research from the University of Southern Denmark provides important interventions during a stressful time.
  • Mental fatigue leads to higher incidences of workplace and traffic accidents as well as an inability to retain information.
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How mass hysteria happens (and how to avoid the COVID-19 panic)

Can a real pandemic (such as COVID-19) turn into mass hysteria?

  • Mass hysteria, also known as epidemic hysteria, occurs between two or more people who share beliefs related to symptoms suggestive of organic illness.
  • Research suggests that real pandemics can lead to mass hysteria.
  • A key factor that creates hysteria around pandemics is that the population's ability to remain calm and react logically to the situation at hand is blurred and unfocused due to the anxiety and fear felt by large groups of people.
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Being dominant in the bedroom can boost your work ethic

Studies have shown that dominant sexual activity can often boost your work ethic several days after a sexual experience.

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  • Sex is a complex and intricate human experience that involves many different neurological processes.
  • Different sexual activities can alter this process, causing different combinations of hormones to be released.
  • Being dominant during sex can cause altered states of consciousness that include heightened concentration and communication, better decision-making processes, and boosted self-confidence, all of which can help you excel in the workplace even days after your sexual experience.

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How to develop confidence when you feel worthless, according to science

There are scientifically proven ways you can improve your self-esteem, right now.

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  • Low self-esteem can lead you to feel worthless, unlovable, and unwanted.
  • Feelings of low self-esteem have been directly linked to aggression, mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, eating disorders, and a general lower quality of life.
  • By changing some of the things you do every day (how you dress, your posture, how you think of yourself), you can develop more confidence and higher levels of self-worth.
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