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With so many old wives’ tales and new theories floating around, I wanted to create a place where readers could fact-check mind-body-spirit issues and get a definitive answer to the question, “Says who?!”.

I also wanted to create an environment that would encourage interdisciplinary communication and inspire discovery of unique connections between seemingly distant fields of study.


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  • Public Awareness #HowDoYouKnow Research Proposal...

    Don’t worry! This is our last antidepressant post for a while (I know it’s been getting pretty heavy up in here)! I just really wanted to share everything that’s gone into the development of my research project so you guys …

  • Deep Thought Where Did the “Chemical Imbalance” Theory Come From?...

    If you’ve been following along since Monday, you know we’ve been on a bit of a “chemical imbalance” rant over here. (Don’t worry – the end’s in sight, I promise!) However, whether you’re new to the issue or have been breathlessly …

  • Elton John Rocket Post Picture A Funny Little Story About Rocket Fuel...

    Hey guys! Thanks for stopping back! :) For those of you who missed it, yesterday kicked off a week of posts focused on the “chemical imbalance” theory of depression. (Cliff’s Notes version for new readers: I’m not exactly a huge fan!) …

  • Detective PA The Strange Start of Psychopharmacology...

    If you follow Prayers and Apples on Facebook, you know today’s post kicks off #HowDoYouKnow week (wahoo!) – which basically means I get to spend the next five days trying to convince you guys to help me with my final research project ;) Mission number one? Review Robert …

  • Optimistic Blog Post How to Be Optimistic (Like a Boss)...

    While independent correlations between optimism and physical health have been observed (more on that in an upcoming post – definitely some cool stuff going on with our immune system!), researchers have identified one of the main mechanisms underlying the optimism/good stuff effect – …

  • Happy Percentage Post What Percent of Happiness Can You Control?...

    There isn’t a single person I’ve talked to about this research who hasn’t been completely surprised, so I’m super excited to share today’s info! *But first: Gold star to whoever bet I couldn’t go more than two sentences in a happiness post without using a Pharrell/Happy …

  • Food Addiction Cover Image Addictive Properties of Highly Processed Foods...

    It’s the study we’ve all been waiting for: Scientific proof that those Pringles commercials weren’t lying! (By the way, did anyone else know that Brad Pitt was in a Pringles commercial?! How did I miss this?!) (It’s ok, take however …

  • Prayers and Apples Facebook Finally on Facebook!...

    Prayers and Apples is finally on Facebook! I know, I know! What was I thinking interrupting your House of Cards marathon waiting this long?! I still don’t have a personal page (baby steps, kids, baby steps). But at least I’ve joined …

  • Positive Psychology Beyonce Image Positive Psychology: The Science of Beyonce...

    Ok, so there might be a few methodological errors with today’s research approach (for starters, everything I know about my case study I learned through Instagram…). But hey: I just spent five minutes investigating whether or not ‘methodological’ is even a real word (#journalism), so it’s not …

  • Exercise vs Drugs Exercise and Mortality: What Works and What Doesn’t?...

    If you love yourself a good infographic, then get ready to send me a Valentine, because today’s post is all ’bout that Pinterest life baby! So here’s the deal: I just started a new class with Dr. Edward Phillips, Director of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine and co-author of ACSM’s …

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