On Our Minds
What does it mean to trust the experts? Who gets to determine who’s an expert and who’s not? What if experts disagree with one another? And what if later we discover that the experts were wrong and unhelpful?
We dive into this topic because it seems like those who are the best at helping people often get pooped on because they don’t have the right letters after their name. Of course, there’s nuance here and we don’t have all the answers, but we do have experience with certain “experts” who turned out dead-wrong, and alternative health practitioners who were able to make a positive difference in our lives and the lives of others.
This week Chris quizzes us on a mish-mash of questions. Here’s where you can go to take a closer look at each:
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• Hot Bath and Health: Study
• Pink Drinks: Study
• Married Sex: Study
• Sad Movies and Music: Study
And as for the study about listening to things that match your mood, here’s a song that can match both a low-ish mood and a high-ish mood.
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