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The power of suggestion and the placebo effect

A lucky rabbit’s foot. A glass of wine. A pill. What do all these things have in common? Their effects, which depend on the power of the mind. An entire industry, built on the idea that we can change our lives for the better by imprinting positive suggestions into our (conscious and subconscious) minds, has developed around the effects of suggestion. Books, magazines, TV shows, they all offer advice and present rules according to which, with the help of suggestion [...]

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