Imagine that it’s Christmas and, as every year, you ask for money— no risk of being disappointed and you can buy whatever you want with it. But it doesn’t quite feel the same as if you’d received a surprise, does it?
Besides an alarming death toll, a shrinking world economy, and a renewed appreciation for thorough handwashing, the current COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed humans everywhere to another contagion: belief in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Why is it that some people tend to stick to false beliefs?
Dance is art. True, but dance is also a physical and mental activity, stimulating all of your body parts in a synchronized manner. If I told you that dancing 2 minutes every hour is healthier than running a marathon from time to time, would you believe me?
Positive emotions boost our energy, making us feel fit and strong. On the other hand, when we feel blue, our body seems weaker too and we get sick more easily. Why is that the case?
When I heard my youngest brother-in-law had died, I broke down completely: Raw sadness expressed in pain and tears. Survival instinct, I learned from Donders Wonders.