Can You Have A Brain Orgasm?

There’s a weird phenomenon here on YouTube called ASMR. Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response creates a tingly and calming sensation, and no one knows why! Laci takes a look at a recent study to shed some light on the mystery behind these videos.

via DNews Channel.


Are long-distance relationships healthy?

How do long-distance relationships size up against geographically-close dating scenarios? Cristen shares the research and tips for making long distance relationships work.

via Stuff Mom Never Told You.


Do Animals Like Music?

Listening to music is a great way to relax and unwind, or stay focused at work and school. In fact, certain animals enjoy listening to music too. Trace discusses why animals like music, and also how listening to a certain genre might just cause cows to produce more milk!

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Take a Journey Inside The Mind of An Animal

Virginia Morell’s new book Animal Wise takes you on a journey inside the mind of all different kinds of animals. The research in the book shows that animals are conscious, have emotions, and can even plan for the future!

via Animalist Network.


Are We Doing Too Much Homework?

Homework can be a pain during your teenage years. Some teachers give too much, and others give too little. Laci and Trace did some research of their own to find out if doing homework actually helps the learning process.

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Jon: Sports Addiction (Thought Café Today)

Jon confesses his obsession with pro sports, and explores - with the help of Noam Chomsky and other thinkers - why we care so much about sports, and its political, cultural and societal implications.

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Will Mars Colonists Go Insane?

Mars One has plans to send human colonists to Mars one day, but if and when those people get to the red planet, will the pressures of being completely cut off from the people they knew on earth drive them insane? Mars One plans to test their candidates likelihood of maintaining sanity in a situation that reads like a Twilight Zone episode. Kim Horcher, Tim Frisch, and Kristen Nedopak (The Geekie Awards) discuss!

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Are Millennials Scared of Commitment?

Cristen responds to a young woman who’s engaged and wants to know if the millennial generation is afraid of marriage and romantic commitment.

via Stuff Mom Never Told You.


How Does Barbie Influence Body Image?

Barbie dolls have been criticized for portraying an unrealistic figure for females. Is this affecting how young girls view themselves? Cristen Conger is here to tell you about the new doll Lammily, and how viewing a more realistic doll could help girls with their self-image.

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The Psychology of Colour, Emotion and Online Shopping

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A look at your subconscious buying behaviour.

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Does Spring Fever Really Exist?

Spring is right around the corner, and many of us are feeling a little bit feverish and jumpy. Is spring fever actually a thing? Cristen Conger from Stuff Mom Never Told You is here to answer this question for you.

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10 Mind Blowing Sex Facts: Part 1

From torture phalluses to ointment-coated witches brooms, there’s a lot about sex you don’t know about yet. Arm yourself with 10 mind-blowing sex facts to awe your friends and lovers. Here are the first five.

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What’s Wrong With People That Don’t Like Music?

We all love music…right? Is it possible for someone to listen to music and have no emotional response? Anthony reports on how close to 5% of the population simply do not like listening to music.

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Crash Course Psychology #5 - Sensation & Perception

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Just what is the difference between sensing and perceiving? And how does vision actually work? And what does this have to do with a Corgi? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes us on a journey through the brain to better explain these and other concepts. Plus, you know, CORGI!

What Makes Insomniac Brains Different?

Insomnia isn’t fun. It can have some pretty harsh physical and psychological side effects. Is insomnia actually changing your brain? Anthony breaks down some of the causes of insomnia, and explains what exactly it’s doing to the brain.

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