stress Tag

Have you ever felt stressed? What’s the different between being stressed about something and being diagnosed with clinical stress? Recent studies suggest that one out of every five individual suffer from chronic stress. About 110 million die every day due to stress. That is 2 people per second!   The term first came in 1915. It was called as 'Flight or Fight Condition' by Dr. Walter Cannon...

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e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes is mankind's safer options to the addiction of cigarettes. Marketed as the new and easier way to smoke, it still doesn’t promise a safer experience. Scientists are not so sure about its long term health hazards. This consequently leads us to understand that we should regard it with wariness. E-cigarettes created in the early 2000s has the obvious aim of helping smokers without them...

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In this fast-paced life, stress tends to set into individuals quickly. In the current scenario, there have been multiple reports regarding disorders caused due to stress. It is normal for a human to react with strong feelings after the occurrence of a stressful event, but when the feelings don’t fade away with time it is known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  There is a physiological perspective...

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Dogs are popular pet animals and can be found in a huge percentage of the households. However, they could be much more than a watch guard and a cute companion.   Increasing stress level amongst youth is a problem that needs immediate addressal. There are many ways to tackle the problem like getting professional counselling help, engaging in cultural activities, etc. In an unconventional approach to tackle...

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cheese

In case you are not in tune with the latest challenges flooding the internet, there’s something called the ‘Cheese Challenge’. Apparently, people are flinging cheese slices on their dear baby’s face and filming the reaction. While the entire thing looks funny, with the babies laughing, crying, and being stunned into silence, there’s something you need to know. Brenhouse studied the effect and found out something...

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Balance

Balance is the most neglected but the most important of all things in our lives. Standing, walking, holding something; everything requires balance. As you age, the perception of our balance goes a little askew, as we become stiffer and slower. We have more chances of losing our balance and falling. This phenomenon is intriguing, especially to Dagmar Sternad. He is a professor of biology and electrical-computer...

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Cookbook

Cookbooks are just that – cookbooks. So, when you hear an opportunity of healing your depression, anxiety, and other psychological disorders through a cookbook, you never let go of that opportunity. Dayna Altman, a graduate from the Northeastern University, didn’t pass on this opportunity – and her book was born. Altman’s book, Bake It till You Make It, is a collection of more than 40...

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building-network

Our world is full of networks. Our social networks are abstract, but others, such as the circuitry in our brains or the underground networks of fungi that trees use to communicate, have to exist physically. All brain regions are interlinked, forming one complex integrative system which is crucial for healthy cognitive functioning. Exactly how functional networks emerge and how robust they are is still unknown.   Physical networks, which...

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stress-management

At some phase in our life, all of us have experienced stress. Be it the stress of exams, of staying fit, of being extraordinary, or of having any disease. But, when deteriorating mental health crosses its limit, it becomes life threatening. Stress affects the way we think, feel, and behave. It often leads to a negative, self-perpetuating cycle that is hard to escape from.   Stress is...

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insane-conversation

Though our family members may always mean the best for us, it is possible that they may sometimes get on our nerves. Laurie Kramer, professor of applied psychology at Northeastern University shares a few tips on how to tackle an unpleasant conversation.   The first thing to keep in mind is that difference in perspectives are common and it is important to understand what the other person...

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