Remember this internet meme from 2015? What colour was the dress? Everyone saw something different.
Actually the dress was blue and black, but the blue-biased lighting in the original photo made it look white and gold. Few, if any, of us have ever seen the original dress. All we had to go on was a picture of it. A low-quality picture in bad lighting that made it tough to tell what was really going on with that dress.
What does all this have to do with stress? A lot. Continue reading “What the 2015 Dressgate can teach us about stress”
Being in a state of emotional arousal (anger, love, fear, stress) narrows our focus of thinking. Stress, in particular, has a way of making us “stupid”, shutting off the logical, thinking, problem-solving part of our brain. There’s a good reason for that. Continue reading “Does stress really make you stupid?”
Researchers in the Netherlands have found a link between peanut consumption and longevity. Continue reading “Can peanuts really help you live longer?”
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(This article originally appeared in the Stress & Wellness Newsletter, May 2016)