Anxiety blanket – here’s how it helps anxious people, according to science

Anxiety blanket – here’s how it helps anxious people, according to science

According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. It affects 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. To treat anxiety, people turn to either pharmaceutical drugs, alternative remedies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), or […]

“Microdosers” of LSD and magic mushrooms are wiser and more creative

“Microdosers” of LSD and magic mushrooms are wiser and more creative

We just ran the first ever pre-registered scientific study on the microdosing of psychedelics and found some very promising results. We compared people who microdose — that is, who take a psychedelic substance such as LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) or “magic” mushrooms (psilocybin) in very small quantities — with those who don’t, and found that […]

7 surprising health-benefits of hugs: scientific studies

7 surprising health-benefits of hugs: scientific studies

We all know that hugging feels good. But what we don’t know is that hugging is also good for your health and well-being. Here are surprising physiological and psychological importance of hugging, according to scientific studies: 1. Hugging protects you from stress and infection According to research from Carnegie Mellon University, hugs protect stressed people […]