Cold Showers Allegedly Have Health Benefits. Here’s The Actual Science

By LINDSAY BOTTOMS A cold shower in the morning is a pretty unpleasant way to start the day. Yet many have been tempted to take up the habit because being immersed in cold water has many purported health benefits, both physical and mental. Cold showers were first administered for health reasons in the early 19th century when doctors designed them for use on asylum and prison inmates to “cool hot, inflamed brains, and to instill fear to tame impetuous wills”. By the mid-19th century, the Victorians realized that the shower had other uses, namely washing people – and it would be better … Continue reading Cold Showers Allegedly Have Health Benefits. Here’s The Actual Science

This is why you’re never satisfied with your accomplishments, according to science

It’s a pesky little trait scientists call hedonic adaptation. And while it helps you stay hungry and survive, it can also be a recipe for burnout if you’re not careful. BY NICK WOLNY Remember that big thing you achieved three months ago? Neither do I. The half-life on happiness feels awfully short these days, and as the years go on the ambition we had in our twenties becomes increasingly hard to channel. You set goals and chase after them…but what about all that time you spend in the Upside-Down trying to get there? Shouldn’t that be pleasurable, too? Don’t get … Continue reading This is why you’re never satisfied with your accomplishments, according to science