Crazy ideas about the moon are nothing new, and I'm no stranger to feeling a little loopy occasionally when the full moon is out. Legends and folklore claim that the moon can do everything from curse you with madness to bless you with babies, but I wanted to find out: is the lunar pull legitimate—or total lunacy?
I dug through the science and talked to an astrologer to try to unearth the truth about the celestial orb’s power over our sleep, our moods, and even the number of hospital visits we make. Here's what I learned about 5 common claims about the moon's effects—and how they measure up against the evidence.
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