De-stressing

Scientists did a fascinating study where they recorded 19 screams, plus screams from movies and youtube. They played these screams to volunteers while imaging their brains. They also recorded the brain during a normal conversation. What they learnt was that the brain reacted very differently to both the sounds. Normal conversation is processed in a […]

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In today’s day and age of text message communication, we miss out and misinterpret meanings of conversations. We rely so heavily on emoji to try and get our point across! Kids growing up in this instant message generation are facing issues with being able to communicate and talk face to face. As social animals, this […]

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Anxiety, quite literally, stinks! People with anxiety describe neutral smells as bad smells. The reason is their emotional system becomes a part of their olfactory processing system. No wonder the expression ‘life stinks’ is so popular. Anxiety today is a very big deal, especially in developed countries. Some estimates put anxiety disorders at 40 million […]

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Empathy is the ability to share and understand the feelings of another person. It’s a concept that is rarely discussed and practised even less. There is a big difference between empathy and sympathy. Sympathy is simply feeling sorry for another person’s hardships, while empathy is putting yourself in their shoes. When it comes to stress, […]

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For a word that has “cute” in it, how stressful could it possibly be? You’d be surprised! The 3 Types of Stress article gives us a glimpse of what acute stress is. It also tells us of how it suddenly comes into our lives and disrupts it. Let us delve deeper. Some examples of acute […]

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“I am so stressed!!!” “What’s wrong?” “Nothing ya. Same old, work stress.” Work stress or personal stress; in the last 5-10 years, the word ‘stress’ has come creeping into our lives and just may have become the most used word in our lives. We use the word on the smallest instance; complain about it every […]

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