Vsauce’s Michael Stevens speaks about illusions and the data they give us about how our brains work. He explains how illusions play a role in various life and death situations, ranging from natural illusions used by animals to man-made illusions used to camouflage warships and fighter airplanes.
America has come a long way in terms of how its citizens view smoking cigarettes. Indeed, there was a time in the 1950s when medical doctors would appear on television endorsing a particular brand of “smokes.” But new laws in the 1990s restricted the use of cigarettes in many locations and thus the culture began to change. States had so much success curbing smoking that the World Health Organization now lists the U.S. below many other nations, such as England and Australia, in prevalence of overall tobacco consumption. Continue reading “How to Be a Quitter: The Latest Solutions to Breaking Nicotine Addiction” »
According to a recent report from business news giant Bloomberg, 8 out of every 10 new businesses fail within the first 18 months. Despite these somewhat depressing statistics, a survey of 1000 small business owners conducted by Deluxe Corp reveals that:
- 86% of small business owners believe they can do anything they set their minds to
- 77% of respondents prefer to try and fail than to never try at all
- 89% believe that they are leaders Continue reading “Using Simple Psychology to Increase Conversions – Infographic” »
Psychological research shows that the negative emotions which are cultivated when holding a grudge can contribute to increased stress, higher anxiety, increased pain perception and even a decrease in heart health. With this in mind, watch as the folks at SoulPancake highlight the many psychological and physical benefits of simply forgiving and forgetting.