The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

Illustration from ‘Neurocomic,’ a graphic novel about how the brain works. Click image for more. How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD. BY MARIA POPOVA I had lived thirty good years before enduring my first food poisoning — odds quite fortunate in the grand scheme of things, but miserably unfortunate in the immediate experience of it. I found myself completely incapacitated to erect the pillars of my daily life — too cognitively foggy to read and write, too physically … Continue reading The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

How to Break Up: The Annoying Neighbor

Ensure your relationship with the guy on the other side of the fence starts and ends with a neighborly wave by  Adam Elder Claiming your independence from some people in your life is easy. That childhood friend who wants to keep up with you on Facebook? Unfollow and delete their number. Unhappy with your barber? Go to a different shop. But other people in your life can be more difficult. For example… Your boundary-oblivious neighbor: Sure, it’s nice that he’s friendly, but what if he’s too friendly? Uninvited pop-ins, requests for favors, constantly borrowing stuff, relentlessly inviting you to poker nights with … Continue reading How to Break Up: The Annoying Neighbor

PHOTOS OF NJ GOVERNOR CLAIMING CLOSED BEACH FOR HIS PERSONAL USE A REMINDER OF WHY REVOLUTIONS HAPPEN

by Isaac Davis, Staff Writer Waking Times American Independence Day is upon us, and millions of the tax-paying subjects of big government will be enjoying a short furlough from hard work to spend time with family and friends in many of America’s beautiful parks. For Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, though, this year’s 4th of July celebration is a reminder of just how good it is to be king. Photos of Christie and his family relaxing in the sun at a closed Island Beach State Park, N.J. have sparked outrage, and serve as a reminder of why revolutions happen: government always abuses its subjects.   … Continue reading PHOTOS OF NJ GOVERNOR CLAIMING CLOSED BEACH FOR HIS PERSONAL USE A REMINDER OF WHY REVOLUTIONS HAPPEN