Source: David Munro/Flickr Key Points: Humans "signal" their status by looking or behaving in socially desirable ways, but how such signals are received is dependent on context. If a previously high-status social signal (like a college degree) becomes commonplace, deliberately signaling about it could backfire. Some will instead "countersignal"—deliberately downplaying their social status—to stay ahead of the game. In his 2005 bestselling book, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pick-Up Artists , Neil Strauss describes how a fellow student of “game” distinguishes himself among male competitors for the attention of a woman on a dating show. Most of the competitors bragged about how successful they were, but Strauss’s friend claimed he was a mere “disposable lighter repairman.” This is an example of countersignaling. Signals leak information—abilities, habits, behaviors, etc.—intentionally or otherwise. We can’t always observe personal … [Read more...] about What Your Social Signals Reveal
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Home Health Nutrition Nutrition oi-Shivangi Karn By Shivangi Karn on February 26, 2021 A plant-based diet is vital to reduce the risk of various chronic diseases due to the presence of phytochemicals that possess strong antioxidant activity and help reduce inflammation. Despite the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, there have been some concerns related to 'anti-nutrients' in them. So, what are they? In this article, we will discuss anti-nutrients. Take a look. Is Turmeric Effective In The Prevention And Management Of Diabetes? What Are Anti-Nutrients? Anti-nutrients are naturally-occurring compounds found in plants that interfere with the absorption of nutrients in the digestive system. Some of the anti-nutrients that have been questioned in spite of their health benefits include lectin, phytates, phytic acid, tannins, goitrogens, oxalates and cyanogenic glycosides. For example, phytic acid … [Read more...] about What Are Anti-Nutrients? Are They Harmful?
Source: Catherine Cachia/Courtesy of the Photographer Parents are rightfully concerned about the amount of time children have spent alone during the pandemic, isolated from their friends and away from their busy schedules. There is, however, a significant and lasting upside to time spent alone that parents, no matter how many children they have, will want to understand and encourage once in-class school and after-school activities resume at full tilt. For parents with one child, in particular, alarm bells went off unnecessarily as lockdowns dragged on. They felt as if they needed to be their younger only child’s playmate or to make sure their older only child was occupied. Turns out, most only children were at an advantage and did just fine during the pandemic; one reason being they were used to having alone time and were able to fill it on their own. “I have nothing to do” Is there a parent who hasn’t heard a child of theirs say, “I have nothing to do” or “I’m … [Read more...] about Make Sure Your Child Is Bored
Source: artist's name not given/pixabay free image The Borderline’s Monumental Ambivalence Toward Intimacy One relatively neglected explanation for the overblown rage so common in borderline personality disorders (BPD) relates to their unresolved trust issues. More often than not they were taught, however unintentionally, by their parents’ unreliability, neglect, and criticism, not to trust them. That is, their caregivers weren’t very caregiving . Such distrust in BPDs typically comes about quite early in their development, which is why many of the self-protective devices they adopted in reaction to their insufficient nurturing tend to be primitive. Overgeneralizing the family dynamic that engendered their distrust, they carry within them a deep ambivalence about how close they can safely get to others. They’re also wary about permitting anyone to get very close to them. Emotionally, such closeness is experienced as too risky, since unconsciously it revivifies … [Read more...] about Borderline Rage: What’s the Method to Their Madness?