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Experiments about the “power of thoughts” on cooked rice

Over the past few months a number of people (who don't know each other) have been telling me that I should try a "power of thoughts" experiment that's also known as "the rice experiment." They're ...
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Does visualization improve focus and goal achievement?

A number of self help authors teach some kind of variation of visualization techniques to help with focus and/or goal achievement. David Allen's "Getting Things Done" dedicates part of the book to ...
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Meditation - just spiritual practice or something more?

Meditation is tightly associated with religious practices, but beside that it may be practiced for many other reasons, such as to increase calmness and physical relaxation, to improve psychological ...
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Can positive thinking provide an improved outcome for an illness?

Sometimes you hear that a gravely ill patient "just gave up" and subsequently died. Many people put great value in the healing power of positive thinking, with the more cynical ones blaming a bad ...