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Nucleus #4: Exploring the Mind's Mysteries

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Bonjour! Psychology Today is one of my favorite magazines. Probably favorite. It may not be in the le
 

Nucleus Mag

November 11 · Issue #4 · View online
Science and Culture Stories Curated by Journalist Dinsa Sachan

Bonjour!
Psychology Today is one of my favorite magazines. Probably favorite. It may not be in the league of some of the more mainstream political mags in terms of “total audience”, but it’s been consistently delivering exemplary journalism in the field of psychology for many decades.

In fact, psychology news is one of those niche areas in the magazine world where you’ll find very few mags. I can only think of Scientific American Mind (another favorite!) and Psychologies (which is UK-based and is mainly geared towards women). 
I report on psychology topics from time to time. And boy, wouldn’t it be nice to write for Psychology Today. (Just sending out that wish in the universe, if there is anything like that at all.)
For this issue, I’ve curated some of my favorite Psychology Today articles from the last two years. 
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Thought-provoking long-reads
Trust Psychology Today to publish provocative counter-intuitive stories about human nature. A great example is this story on jealousy. What good could come out of jealousy? Much, it seems. Apparently, a little bit of jealousy is just fine. And maybe even good for your relationship.
We live in the golden age of information. This is a terrific time to acquire knowledge, thanks to Google, YouTube and just about every other website loaded with information. This piece delves into self-learning and how people are self-teaching them into careers and hobbies, courtesy the Internet. My take-away: the good-old rules still apply – stop procrastinating, get feedback and clock in the necessary hours.
If you’ve ever been intrigued by the underpinnings of the terrorist mind, then this long-read will offer meaningful insights. In fact, every political leader should read this – the research cited in the story has broader implications for ending armed conflicts around the globe.
Cool coffee-break helpings
Want to know whether you’re mature? This piece by Matt Huston tells you what a mature person at different life stages is like. 
If you really (and I mean really) live in 2016, then you’ve heard the buzz around virtual reality or VR. While VR will solve many problems, it will create a few of its own. This article from the September issue explores what could happen when people start playing violent games through VR play stations.
Just had a memory slip? Here are quick suggestions to boost your memory. Oh, and no, consuming ginkgo supplements is not one of them.
From my desk
I spent the last two months travelling and celebrating Hindu festivals. So I feel a little rusted. But slowly and gradually, things at my roving desk are beginning to get organized. Time for a pitch marathon!
I happen to live in the world’s most polluted city. Even though I written about air pollution only occasionally, I think about it a lot. And overthinking is clearly one of my virtues. Know someone doing great work in the field of air pollution? I’d love to write about them! I’m mostly interested in solution-driven articles about air pollution. All of us know the science already, don’t we?
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Until next week,
Dinsa Sachan
Freelance Science and Culture Journalist
http://dinsasachan.com/more

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