British psychology professor, author, and performer Richard Wiseman of Quirkology recently shared a new 10 Bets You Will Always Win in episode 12 of his ongoing series. Wiseman shows how to place an inflated balloon on an upturned thumbtack without popping it, trick friends into saying the number “7”, and more.
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Psychologist Richard Wiseman of Quirkology suggests how to improve your sleep with such simple tricks as staying away from blue screens (computers, phones) one hour before bed, drinking a cup of coffee before you nap, sleeping on your right side and wearing socks to bed.
When you start to fall asleep, the blood flow to your feet increases, having warm feet speeds up the process to help you nod off. So the next time you’re struggling to fall asleep, try putting on a pair of socks.
So maybe it’s not so bad when they wear socks to bed after all.
In 59 Seconds is a new Youtube channel by Richard Wiseman that is based on ideas from his book, 59 Seconds. Each short video, which is one-minute long or less, features “science-based life-changing tips” that we can use in everyday life. In Richard’s most recent episode of In 59 Seconds, he shows us how to impress in meetings with a simple persuasion trick. All animation for this episode was created by Cognitive Media.