Psychology & Psychiatry

Positive affirmations: How talking to yourself can let the light in

Despite being a source of constant bad news, the internet is also awash with attempts at countering negativity. A quick search for "inspirational" content yields heaps of speeches, songs and sayings intended to make sense ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to find joy through play as an adult

Becoming an adult often seems to mean leaving play behind. The term "adulting" refers to doing things that are joyless, boring and tiresome—the opposite of play. But we can embrace adulthood while still finding joy through ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How do horticultural activities affect brain activation and emotion?

Research has confirmed that there are physical and mental benefits associated with performing horticultural activities, such as being in contact with soil and viewing plants. In addition, due to the rapidly increasing volume ...

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