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  • Beat Stress Like a Navy SEAL With This Ridiculously Easy Exercise

    11/12/2019 5:18:33 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    Inc ^ | Melody Wilding
    Like most people, you probably deal with your fair share of workplace annoyances. From the meeting that gets rescheduled yet again to managing your overflowing inbox or navigating the tricky world of team dynamics, your stress levels may spike multiple times throughout a single day. How are some people able to stay calm and productive in response to challenges while others are easily rattled? To find answers, let's look to those who have mastered the art of composure under pressure: The U.S. Navy SEALs. In fact, neural scans show that some SEALs have a remarkable ability to remain calm in...
  • Stressed about climate change? Eight tips for managing eco-anxiety (only 11.25 years left)

    10/21/2019 3:47:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 10/21/19 | Penny Sarchet
    If the prospect of climate change makes you stressed, anxious or depressed, you aren’t alone. With reports of some children becoming terrified by climate change and the protest group Extinction Rebellion holding “grief-tending workshops”, there is an increasing awareness of so-called eco-anxiety. The phenomenon is significant enough that psychotherapists met in London on Saturday to discuss how best to manage the dread and fear people are experiencing over our impact on the planet. “Eco-anxiety is a term that’s used a lot, but it’s misguided if it’s not used in the right way,” said Sarah Niblock of the UK Council for...
  • Mysterious death of former Hezbollah leader

    09/08/2019 2:20:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/9/19
    A former Hezbollah leader was found dead in his apartment outside of Beirut Sunday, Lebanese media outlets reported. Sheikh Ali Hatoum, who was a senior member of the Iranian-backed Shia terrorist organization before his departure from the group two years ago, was found dead in his home in Bourj el-Barajneh, a suburb of Beirut. Citing unnamed sources, Lebanon24 reported that there was “no security action related to the killing of the [Hezbollah]” official, noting that Hatoum was no longer affiliated with the terror group. No cause of death has been reported thus far, and local officials are expected to make...
  • 'I was so livid': Disney heiress visits theme park undercover to see worker conditions

    07/19/2019 5:58:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Yahoo Movies UK ^ | July 16, 2019 | Rebecca Corey
    As an heiress to the Disney fortune, anything Abigail Disney says about the brand beloved by millions worldwide garners attention. And she’s calling out Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger for his nearly $66 million yearly salary, saying he isn’t doing enough to rectify the huge gap between his own earnings and that of other Disney workers. “Bob needs to understand he's an employee, just the same as the people scrubbing gum off the sidewalk are employees,” Disney said during an interview with the Yahoo News show Through Her Eyes. “And they're entitled to all the same dignity and human...
  • Report: Kit Harrington [Game Of Thrones] Checks Into Rehab For Stress And Alcohol

    05/28/2019 7:21:23 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 28 May 2019 | Katie Jerkovich
    Harrington, who is probably best known for his role as Jon Snow, reportedly checked into the luxury facility in Connecticut called Privé-Swiss several weeks ago ahead of the show’s finale on May 19...The actor broke down in tears when he learned his character on the show would in the end kill his love Daenerys Targaryen.
  • Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

    10/07/2018 8:09:26 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 6, 2017 | Debbie Weingarten
    snip Rosmann, an Iowa farmer, is a psychologist and one of the nation’s leading farmer behavioral health experts. He often answers phone calls from those in crisis. And for 40 years, he has worked to understand why farmers take their lives at such alarming rates – currently, higher rates than any other occupation in the United States. snip Last year, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that people working in agriculture – including farmers, farm laborers, ranchers, fishers, and lumber harvesters – take their lives at a rate higher than any other occupation. The...
  • N.J. is the most stressed-out state in this stress ball of a country, job site claims

    10/05/2018 4:25:19 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | October 4, 2018 | Spencer Kent
    You're stressed out. I'm stressed out. We're all stressed out. It's official: New Jersey is the most stressed out state in the U.S. (at least according to a recent report by Zippia). Garden State? More like The Agita State. Is it our long work hours? Having to sit in traffic on Route 1 (probably)? Are there just too many people in this state and we're all driving each other insane?
  • THESE ARE THE 10 MOST STRESSED OUT STATES IN AMERICA

    10/05/2018 4:09:35 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    Zippia ^ | September 2018 | Heidi Cope
    It’s past five o’clock on a Friday night and you are reading this article as a break from a mountain of work that needs to get done before Monday. You think, well, this is adulting, but at least there is good takeout! But are most Americans pulling all-nighters after graduating college or sitting in traffic for hours a day to get to their jobs? Actually, are many Americans struggling to even find a job?
  • Stress Management Activity (It Really Works!)

    08/21/2018 4:32:32 PM PDT · by waterhill · 26 replies
    email | 08/21/2018 | email
    Stress management technique, recommended in all the latest psychological journals. The funny thing is that it really does work and will make you smile: 1. Picture yourself lying on your belly on a warm rock that hangs out over a crystal clear stream. 2. Picture yourself with both your hands dangling in the cool running water. 3. Birds are sweetly singing in the cool mountain air. 4. No one knows your secret place. 5. You are in total seclusion from that hectic place called the World. 6. The soothing sound of a gentle waterfall fills the air with a cascade...
  • See Why Japanese Women Are Paying to Cry with a 'Handsome' Man

    01/15/2018 6:49:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Nationak Geographic ^ | JANUARY 15, 2018 | Austa Somvichian-Clausen
    In a society that values emotional suppression, see how this attractive man is being paid to make you weep.Even though numerous animal species shed tears, emotional crying is a uniquely human activity. Regardless of the reason behind it, many people believe that expressing one’s emotions in this way can be both cathartic and healthy. In Japan, entrepreneur Hiroki Terai has even adopted this belief as a business strategy. He is the founder of a group crying service that encourages people to cry together while a “handsome weeping boy” wipes their tears away. Known as rui-katsu or "tear-seeking," the practice is...
  • Women Survuve Crisis Better Than Men

    01/10/2018 3:02:14 AM PST · by Makana · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | January 9, 2018 | Duke University
    Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide -- in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical records show that women don't just outlive men in normal times: They're also more likely to survive even in the worst of circumstances, such as famines and epidemics.
  • Donkey offers Finals Week stress relief at Montana State

    05/04/2017 2:35:43 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 17 replies
    Yahoo News-AP ^ | May 3, 2017 | Yahoo News-AP
    A donkey named Oliver joined several therapy dogs offering stress relief during Finals Week at Montana State University in Bozeman.
  • Millennials are going bald from too much stress

    05/02/2017 3:41:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Moneyish ^ | 5/01/17 | Catey Hill
    **SNIP** Experts say they’re seeing more people like John and Mabel: men and women as young as 18 who are freaking out about going bald. San Francisco dermatologist Andrea Hui says balding millennials are coming to her more than ever, asking her for everything from natural supplements like Nutrafol to more invasive procedures like PRP, which involves injecting your own plasma into your scalp. New York City stylist Angelo David has seen a “tremendous” number of young and balding clients too: “The new hair extension story is no longer short to long but thin to thick,” he says. “People want...
  • This might be how stress and heart attacks are linked

    01/12/2017 8:56:10 AM PST · by LucyT · 14 replies
    CNN Health ^ | January 11, 2017 | Jacqueline Howard
    Scientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery -- until now. Activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and stress, can predict your risk for heart disease and stroke, according to a study published in the journal The Lancet on Wednesday.
  • This up and down election stuff is stressing me out! What are our chances?

    10/14/2016 9:49:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 84 replies
    The ups and downs of this election are stressing me out! Our side (Civilization) and their side (Chaos) Our two sides are so diametrically opposed it literally will mean a completely different way of life if Hillary were to win. I feel like I can't trust ANY media to tell me what's really going on If we lose . . The stakes are HIGH.
  • Students Flood College Mental-Health Centers

    10/10/2016 11:40:51 AM PDT · by tekrat · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/10/2016 | ANDREA PETERSEN
    Ohio State has seen a 43% jump in the past five years in the number of students being treated at the university’s counseling center. At the University of Central Florida in Orlando, the increase has been about 12% each year over the past decade. At the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, demand for counseling-center services has increased by 36% in the last seven years. ... It is unclear why the rates of mental-health problems seem to be increasing among college students. Therapists point to everything from the economy and rising cost of tuition to the impact of social media...
  • Stressed out by U.S. election? Tune out and assume downward-facing dog pose

    10/03/2016 5:50:38 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2016 | Alana Wise
    Stop reading the news and take up yoga. That's what some therapists in the United States are telling patients stressed out by a nasty presidential campaign in which two unpopular candidates are in a tight race for the most powerful office in the world. While some patients are unhappy with the idea of a Hillary Clinton presidency, most are worried about Donald Trump, a blunt-spoken, insult-spewing New York businessman who has never held public office, according to interviews with seven therapists across six states and the District of Columbia. The therapists said their patients have complained of difficulty sleeping, irritability...
  • 7 reasons Hillary vs. Trump is not a fair fight (and down goes da Beast)

    09/21/2016 4:17:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    WND ^ | Kent G. Bailey
    Let me offer a few paleopsychological observations at this juncture: First, it is a medical and scientific fact that stress is powerfully correlated with the causes of a wide range of physical and psychological pathologies, and it can also aggravate just about any pre-existing condition. Moreover, chronic and prolonged stress of the kind plaguing Hillary is especially problematic, and it is reaching a fever pitch as her polls sink and the debates are days away. I am amazed that she has not completely fallen apart already. Second, traumatic and unexpected events contribute to stress, and Hillary never expected to meet...
  • America Fatter, More Stressed Out Since Obama Took Office

    09/08/2016 8:56:47 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 8, 2016 | Caroline May
    First lady Michelle Obama has been encouraging healthy eating and exercise for years, but her efforts have failed to make a dent in the national obesity rate, which has increased since President Barack Obama took office. According to the results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released Wednesday, the obesity rate in the U.S. increased 2.5 percentage points from 25.5 percent in 2008 to 28.0 percent in 2015. While the national obesity rate is on the rise, millennials (those born between 1980 and 1996) are the one generation that has seen its obesity rate decline. Since 2008, the obesity rate among...
  • UConn again bringing in therapy dogs for finals week

    05/01/2016 11:01:35 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 74 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 1, 2016 | unattributed, AP
    STORRS >> The University of Connecticut is providing its students with therapy dogs to help relieve the stress of final exams. The dogs will be available for petting at the school’s Homer Babbidge Library from Monday afternoon through Friday afternoon. ... The school says it is keeping the dogs in a space that won’t impact students with allergies who may also need to use the library.