I think that I may take a stroll, And buy myself a toilet roll. At home it will be safely stowed, With the other pallet-load. — Pam Ayres Panic buying is common during disasters like the coronavirus pandemic. Before a winter storm, for example, somewhat irrationally, consumers tend to strip grocery store shelves bare of the so-called holy trinity of bread, milk, and eggs. In contrast, when a hurricane is about to hit, indulgences such as liquor and Pop-Tarts, and bottled water are popular purchases. After an earthquake, especially a severe one , pretty much everything in the grocery store is fair game for panic shoppers. What's more, panic buying of any item can even break out without any reason at all, simply based on rumor . As I've written on this blog , panic buying does not make for smart shopping decisions. In fact, it can have severe negative ramifications on consumers’ personal finances. This begs the questions: Why do consumers panic buy? And … [Read more...] about Why Are We Panic Buying During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
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Hidden low-grade stressors lurking in your home can magnify your pandemic anxiety. Source: Joshua Ness/Unsplash Everyday surroundings can keep us in a state of low-grade stress that we ordinarily might not recognize. Chances are you’ve become so used to clutter, noise, harsh lights, and other environmental stressors that you don’t notice they add to your pandemic strain. Studies show that under environmental pressure, your stress hormone levels can escalate even when you’re not aware of it. Over time these hormone levels take a toll on your mental and physical health. Here are six major sources of low-grade stress that could be lurking in your personal space . 1 . Environmental Pollutants Scientists say that steady exposure to loud noises such as traffic, aircraft, and railway engines raise stress levels that can lead to high blood pressure even heart attacks. Plus lawnmowers, car engines, and loud music increase stress levels and interfere with your concentration … [Read more...] about Are Hidden Low-Grade Stressors Adding to Pandemic Strain?
Note: This guest post is co-authored by Marianne Brandon and James Simon, with an epilogue by Glenn Geher. His wife had gone to bed early, so he locked the basement door to ensure privacy. He had planned this moment all day. Unlike his wife, who seemingly had lost interest in sex years ago, his lover was waiting downstairs, eager to please. Never critical or demanding, with such soft eyes and skin, sex had become such a pleasure. He had even come to love the way his lover pronounced his name. In spite of being a robot, she somehow managed to say it with such tenderness. . . Source: Panajiotis Pixabay We have become a massive, unintended sexual experiment. Our understanding of sex and gender is evolving at astonishing rates. Paradoxically, as powerful, exhilarating, and necessary as this process is for our collective future, we are simultaneously at a perilous moment for the future of intimacy and intimate relationships. Forcing sex into a politically … [Read more...] about Have We Reached the End of Sex?
Source: Christopher Corneschi /Creative Commons What explains the rise of panic-buying of foods and stockpiling toilet paper during the outbreak of coronavirus ? 1. Two ways of thinking . We have two levels of decisions. At the basic level, individual decisions are best understood as the interactions between the logical brain and the emotional brain. The two systems use different operations. The logical brain calculates and considers the evidence. The emotional brain is intuitive, fast, mostly automatic, and not very accessible to conscious awareness. The logical mind tells us, “No, I don’t need to buy another roll of toilet paper.” But the emotional brain says, “Well, I better be safe than sorry.” Our emotional mind is highly attuned to visual imagery, and we’ve seen graphic images of people on social media and news media wearing masks and so forth. 2. Anticipatory anxiety . People are experiencing anticipatory anxiety. Anticipatory anxiety is the fear and dread … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons for Panic-Buying Behavior
Home Beauty Make up tips Make Up Tips oi-Aayushi Adhaulia By Aayushi Adhaulia on April 10, 2021 Bollywood actress Disha Patani is a big makeup admirer! She has not just been flaunting her love for makeup but has also been excelling her skills in it each day. The actress often posts pictures and videos on her Instagram and also runs a YouTube channel of her own, where she shares her gorgeous looks and makeup tutorial videos. No matter, wherever she goes, she always has perfect makeup on and the surprising part is that most of the time, the actress does her makeup herself and totally nails it. From dewy to glam, Disha serves a lot of makeup ideas for different occasions and this time, she has summer goals for us. Recently, the Radhe actress shared a picture on Instagram, where she was seen flaunting dreamy colour pop eye shadow in the hues of lilac and blush-pink. She teamed her highlighted eye makeup look with … [Read more...] about Disha Patani’s Dreamy Colour Pop Pastel Eyeshadow Is All You Need To Make Your Summer Look Interesting!