“Ambient stressors—the background characteristics of the physical environment—take a larger toll on us than we realize. While we may believe we can tune out excess noise in the office and adapt to stale air and windowless rooms, our nervous systems are working hard behind the scenes to accommodate those conditions so that we can focus. Because the vast majority of human evolution happened in natural rather than artificial environments, we need natural light and fresh air to help us de-stress and reset.” … [Read more...] about Are You Sabotaging Your Emergency Ops Center?
Procedure Cool the muffins in the tray for 5 minutes. Take out from the tray and cool on the wire rack. … [Read more...] about Coffee n Chocolate Muffins: Friendship’s Day Special
The capacity and willingness to accept that there is more than one way to look at an issue and to acknowledge that these differing perspectives are all legitimate (differentiation), and The ability to form conceptual links among these perspectives and to integrate them into a coherent overall judgment (integration). Curiosity does this by increasing the number of different states the mind can be in at that moment. Rather than being brain-locked into one over-simplified view and way of experiencing, curiosity asks always, “What else could there be?” What else could I say? What else could I think? What else could this mean? What else am I feeling? Why is this happening, and not this? How else can I respond? What else could they be up to? And so on. … [Read more...] about A Simple & Powerful Brainhack Puts You In The Driver’s Seat
Men would make wiser decisions if they worked more to emulate women, by going beyond what their gut reactions tell them. Try harder to look for a better gift rather than settling on the first thing you find that seems like it won’t result in you sleeping on the couch. Tone down the risque nature of your impulses and make it less surprising than you feel you should. … [Read more...] about Shopping for Your Partner? Avoid These Mistakes