You’re Itchier Than You Think

If you stop and look, do you notice how often people scratch themselves? Are we really all that itchy? Yes. Yes we sure as hell are. People (and most other primates) scratch themselves for a number of reasons, but that itch doesn’t always come from some invasion on our skin. Sometimes a little bit of stress makes us itchy. I tried to find a cool video that would help me illustrate this effect… but I failed miserably. On the bright side, I did manage to find this great TED-ed vid…

The Anger Contagion

Did you know that anger is actually contagious? I didn’t. Sure, like most people I’ve been told at some dour point or another in my life “Emotions rub off on other people, so try to be positive!” but I was always smugly under the impression that that was just something people say because it sounds good… Kind of like the 5 second rule. As it turns out, there is a whole science about the infectiousness of emotions. As someone who doesn’t get angry often or easily, I was always oblivious…