Source: MichaelGaida/Pixabay (modifications: Arash Emamzadeh) What makes the news? Rarely is it love, happiness , friendship , healthy habits, charity, or volunteering. Instead, it is often financial problems, people’s unhealthy behaviors, disease, scams, robberies, burglaries, accidents, fires, natural disasters, murder, suicide , rape, racism, discrimination , terror, and war. And these days, it is the news of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 spreading, making people sick, causing economic upheaval , and mass panic . If you have a mental illness , like anxiety, OCD , or PTSD , you might be feeling very anxious these days. So, how to stay up to date? Here are four suggestions. 1. Try to limit your exposure to news programs. News programs affect us emotionally. Though men, compared to women, seem to be more hard-wired for attention to (and memory of) negative news , 1 news programs can make all of us more anxious, depressed, and more likely … [Read more...] about What to Do If the News Has Made You Paralyzed With Fear
Alcohol is the most widely consumed drug worldwide. For many, drinking is as much a part of daily life as having dinner. Although we consume it regularly, we don't really know what it does to us, or why it causes some of us to suddenly find streaking naked through a college campus a brilliant idea. Alcohol, according to conventional wisdom , is a depressant. Yet, that doesn't fully explain alcohol's effects. People often drink to liven up a party, not mellow it out. A few drinks can spark energy, elation, and excitement; it gives you a buzz. Alcohol may be more than simply a depressant. Classification of drugs can be explained by their chemical targets within the brain. Stimulants may influence dopamine or norepinephrine. Depressants target a chemical called GABA, the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter within the brain. As early research failed to show that alcohol targeted a specific receptor, scientists speculated that alcohol non-specifically altered cell membranes. … [Read more...] about Your Brain on Alcohol
Home Yoga spirituality Festivals Festivals oi-Prerna Aditi By Prerna Aditi on April 10, 2021 Gudi Padwa is a Hindu festival observed mostly in Maharashtra. The festival marks the new year in a Marathi Calender and has huge significance. Every year Gudi Padwa is observed on the Shukla Pratipada tithi in the Hindu month of Chaitra. This year Gudi Padwa will be observed on 13 April 2021. People are often seen observing Gudi Padwa as per the rituals and believe that one must follow the rituals properly. Apart from this, it is said that the festival has many mythological stories and therefore, we are here to tell one of those stories along with the rituals that need to be followed on this day. Read on. Rituals Of Gudi Padwa The rituals of Gudi Padwa begin with the sunrise and goes on till the night. On this day, people should take a bath after applying oil all over their body. Before taking a bath, one must clean … [Read more...] about Gudi Padwa 2021: The Rituals And Story Behind Celebrating This Festival
Home Fashion Bollywood wardrobe Bollywood Wardrobe Devika Tripathi By Devika Tripathi | on April 7, 2021 Sanya Malhotra, who impressed us with her performance in Pagglait , just gave us a fashion goal with this latest outfit of hers. Styled by Sukriti Grover, her ensemble was about bright pop of colours. So, if you are planning on partying with your friends, this is outfit you would want to buy. We have decoded this ensemble for you for some colourful fashion inspiration. Sanya wore a pair of separates, which consisted of a short blazer and skirt. While, the structure of the outfit was crisp and formal, the vibrant splash of hues totally made it a fun casual wear. Her outfit was like an ode to nature with orange floral patterns, green leaves, and blue sky - all in abstract tone. She teamed her outfit with a white cropped top, which colour-blocked her colourful number. Her ensemble was designed by Neetu Rohra and came from … [Read more...] about Love It! Sanya Malhotra’s Latest Party-Perfect Outfit Is About A Bright Pop Of Colours
Source: Image by Lanfear's Bane on Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Science has established that dogs experience the same basic emotions as does a 2- to 3-year-old child. That means to say that a dog can feel happy, sad, angry, fearful, disgusted, and surprised. The question of whether they feel the more complex social emotions, including guilt , pride, shame , envy, and jealousy is still open to investigation. For example, jealousy is an emotion that involves three individuals. It is the unhappy feeling of being replaced in someone else's affections or the suspicion that the object of your affection has been unfaithful in your relationship. Some researchers feel that this involves some pretty complex reasoning processes, which perhaps only humans are capable of. However, in a new report, a team of researchers from the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand suggests that dogs are capable of this emotion. "Research has supported what many dog owners … [Read more...] about Is It Possible for a Dog to Actually Experience Jealousy?