Unlocking the Mysteries of the Mind.
Smiling can improve your mood, even if it's forced.
Procrastination is often a result of poor emotional regulation rather than laziness.
Human memory is highly fallible and susceptible to distortion over time.
Kindness and altruistic acts can increase your own happiness and well-being.
Multitasking is a myth - our brains are not designed to focus on multiple tasks simultaneously.
Our sense of smell is strongly linked to memory and can evoke powerful emotional responses.
The presence of plants and nature in our environment can reduce stress and improve mental health.
The "mere exposure effect" suggests that we tend to develop a preference for things we are repeatedly exposed to.
Nostalgia has a positive impact on mood and can provide a sense of belonging and meaning.
The "bystander effect" explains that people are less likely to intervene in an emergency when others are present, assuming someone else will take action.