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Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

What is Mercury in Retrograde, and Why Do We Blame Things On It?

Yes, Mercury will appear to move backwards. No, that doesn’t mean your electronics or your relationships will fail.

Psychology | Psychology

People Who Trust Science Are Less Likely To Fall For Misinformation — Unless It Sounds Sciencey – Research Digest

By Matthew Warren. Research suggests that broad campaigns to promote trust in science may not be that useful; instead, it may be more beneficial to promote critical analysis skills.

Psychology | Personality

Are You as in Control of Your Emotions as You Think? | Psychology Today

During times of uncertainty, it’s natural for your mood to be influenced by outside factors. A new study on emotion contagion shows how this process works in a digital world.