[Memory] Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read – Julie Beck

In the internet age, recall memory—the ability to spontaneously call information up in your mind—has become less necessary… what’s called recognition memory is more important. “So long as you know where that information is at and how to access it, then you don’t really need to recall it,” [Horvath] says.

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[Psychedelics] Can psychedelics make you a better person? Jules Evans

This article explores whether psychedelics improve character, looking at contemporary research and cultural history from ancient Greece and Amazon shamanism

A summary of psychedelics in civilisation, from the Eleusinian Mysteries to Amazon shamanism, including a digest of modern scientific research on how psychedelics might make someone a ‘better’ person.

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[Psychology] Contact lenses ‘boost sexual success’

Night-clubbers who swapped their glasses for contact lenses report big increases in physical contact with the opposite sex

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[Writing] Should You Write What You Know? 31 Authors Weigh In

Write what you know. Everyone who has ever taken a writing class or read a craft book has heard this piece of writing advice?even if only to have it instantly denounced. But which is it? Should you?

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