stress Tag

Susan Ambrose, senior vice provost for undergraduate education and experimental learning at Northeastern University, uses 3Ms Mindfulness, Motivation, Mindset as three pillars of learning new skills. According to her, these can help the members of the Northeastern community to follow up on their resolution to learn anything. She gave five tips on how to make that declaration stick.   One should consider their motivation and the...

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Exam stress can get the better of anyone. No matter how calm and composed you maybe otherwise, preparing for exams can get you tensed up. Lydia Young and Eric Winter of the Northeastern University have come up with five simple tips to get any student through this stressful time.   Their first tip towards having a good study routine is to make a checklist of all the...

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SAD

The holidays are a joyous time, where all your family and friends come together to celebrate Christmas and just as well, life. However, it is researched that this is also a time where people feel increasingly stressed or just SAD. No, not the emotion sad, but Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is one of the major forms of depression that is more prominent among these...

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Meditation boosts compassion

The word ‘meditation’ stems from the Latin word ‘meditatum’ meaning ‘to ponder’. The history of India is commemorated for recording the practice of Dhyāna or Jhāna (the training of mind) dating back to around 1500 BCE. Meditation is a pure, delicate, authentic, disciplined, and pious method of training one’s mind through utter concentration and practice to achieve complete calmness over the mental and emotional health of the...

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Starting a life different from sports dreams

Gambling has been around for a long time and people gamble to win money, for enjoyment and excitement, to socialise, and to escape negative feelings arising in their personal lives. In due course, different types of sports were discovered which eventually led to betting in sports. Sports betting can be defined as the activity of predicting sports results and placing a wager on the outcome. ...

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In 1939, research was conducted to study how a preventive intervention affected a child’s criminal behaviour. For this research, around 506 students were selected, aged from 5 to 13. These children were specifically selected, because they were caught in some anti-social acts, such as stealing, absenteeism, etc.   As a part of the research, these kids were divided into two groups. One of the groups was provided...

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Fear

It is in human nature to fear the unknown. When we don’t know what is going to happen or what is coming next. Most phobias work on ‘what if’. What if I drown? What if something comes out of the dark? Such questions arising in our minds are what get us reeling. We get anxious and start panicking.   Feelings of fear “often have to do with...

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Homeland security has become a major concern for countries all across the globe. Military equipment and instruments occupy a large portion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of all modern nations, especially in the U.S. With the growth of modern science there destructive capacity of the modern warfare equipment shave also increased, so much so that it is presumed after the next World War there will...

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psychological

Disasters in any form have consequences at all levels. Apart from financial, one can also experience psychological problems.  This aftermath of natural and man-made disasters needs to be handled and Randy Colvin, an associate professor of Psychology at Northeastern University suggests a few ways in which some people can improve their emotional health in the face of such stress.   When asked about the psychological impact on...

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