Tag: Psychology

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How World Cup Tech is Changing the Game

All aspects of life are currently being revolutionized by technology. The world of soccer is no exception. The new soccer technology that is being used in the 2018 World Cup in Russia shows how...
Body Hacking and mindfulness

Body Hacking, Buddhism, and Brainwaves: A Mindfulness Update

Despite the 2,500 years since Buddhism began to coalesce, "mindfulness" has been rediscovered as the latest body hacking craze. What happens when the digital age takes it too far? Hyperbaric chambers, neurofeedback booths, nutrient...
Woman dealing with stress

Don’t Panic, but Researchers Have Discovered That Stress is Contagious

Researchers have discovered brain cells change following close contact with a stressed individual. Simply put, stress is contagious. Stress can be brought on by big things like existential crises. More commonly, stress comes from trivial,...
cuddle comfort

The Power of a Cuddle: Comfort Babies and Change their DNA

Touch starvation is a real thing, but it may originate earlier than you think. What is touch starvation? It’s a symptom of a bigger culture revolving around solitude, isolation, and willful lack of physical contact....
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Latest Way AAA Titles (Like Destiny 2) Are Scamming Players

News from Destiny 2 and Battlefront II has been all the rage for all the wrong reasons. Two highly anticipated games and two developers owned by large parent companies both have one uniting, glaring issue under fire:...
instant gratification loops

Instant Gratification Loops and how Facebook was Designed to get you

Think about how much time you spend on social media every day. Now think about how many times you made purchases from sidebar ads. Attention spans are shorter. The need for “payoffs” is higher. But...

What the gig Economy Says About the Future of the Workplace

How many friends do you have who often mention their “side hustles?” Uber or Lyft. Instacart. Freelance video editing or content production. Even makeup artists. All of these careers can now fall under the...

Are you Human? Giving AI a Human Face

What makes us human? We consider this question firmly from the Uncanny valley.  Join us in the uncanny valley. If the figure pictured here acts human, looks human, and interacts with humans, is she human? Replicants,...