From: Huffington Post

Can You Really Wash Away Your Troubles?

Huffington Post:

It might really be possible to wash your troubles away.

A new review of studies published in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science shows that the act of washing yourself, including religious rites such as baptism, really holds psychological power.

Just washing your hands or taking a shower can help people to “rid themselves of a sense of immorality, lucky or unlucky feelings, or doubt about a decision,” study researcher Spike W.S. Lee, of the University of Michigan, said in a statement. “The bodily experience of removing physical residues can provide the basis of removing more abstract mental residues.”

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