The 5 Side Effects of Kindness

When we think of side effects the first thing that springs to mind are the side effects of drugs. But who’d have thought that kindness could have side effects too? Well, it does! And positive ones at that. 1) Kindness Makes us Happier When we do something kind for someone else, we feel good. On […]

Can the Brain Allow us to See Psychic Auras?

Many people have reported that they can supposedly see psychic auras around others, like a coloured hue that surrounds the person. This kind of anecdotal report has largely been dismissed by the scientific community, but new evidence suggests that this ability may actually be a form of synaesthesia. At a 2010 presentation at the Society […]

The 21-Day Complaint-Free Challenge

Have you heard of the 21-day Complaint-Free Challenge? This is where you try to last a full 21 days without making a single complaint, criticism, or unfair judgement about someone or something. You keep track of your progress by switching a purple complaint-free band from one wrist to the other each time you complain (obtainable […]

Can You Catch a Smile?

I recently told a few friends about the exciting new scientific research that shows just how contagious smiling can be. They decided to test it out by just randomly smiling at people. One of my friends told me about her shopping trip to ASDA and how, after a few curious looks, some people smiled back. […]