Past research has linked beautiful cities to human happiness. A new psychometric research project by CitiesBeautiful.org focuses on linkages to fifteen categories of civic beauty. We invite you to participate in that project. Continue reading
Psychologists have established four personality traits that may explain a person’s willingness to inflict pain and suffering on others: narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, and deception. Called the “Dark Tetrad,” this combination of traits may explain why some teens are able to taunt, harass, and bully others online — sometimes to the point of no return. Continue reading
Most of us are very aware that sound can have a significant impact on our psychology. For good or bad, auditory stimuli can influence our mood, emotions, and thinking ability. Sound can alter our perception of the things around us, and affect our productivity at home, in school or in the workplace. But did you know that sound can also affect the taste of our food? Consider the fascinating infographic below for more information. Continue reading
In an amazing talk, Thai farmer Jon Jandai reveals his simple but powerful secrets to an easy life. Jandai touches on key issues such as money, clothing, housing and health, and explains how he is able meet all of his needs without being burdened by debt or stress.