The Power of Oneness + Other Stories
Every week, we corral the best wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: why a common discipline technique could cause emotional harm, how DNA testing kits are raising privacy fears, and a moving piece on how believing in oneness could change the world.
In this thoughtful piece, psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman explores oneness—the belief that we are all “part of some fundamental entity.” He digs into recent research to find that this mind-set leads to a “recognition of our common humanity” and feelings of connectedness.
Writer Joe Pinsker considers how some of the most common techniques for disciplining kids may be robbing them of opportunities for emotional growth.
Los Angeles Times
Thanks to the rise of inexpensive and direct-to-consumer genetic tests, DNA sequencing is easier than ever. But what are the true costs?