put the glass down!


Dealing With Depression:

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question.

Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed.

In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water.

Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.

“It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night.

Remember to put the glass down!

-author unknown

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Colsubsidio and others


Colsubsidio | Ads of the World

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Find the Hidden Storybook Characters
Posted by alice on April 11, 2012 at 9:30am

Snow White and Sherlock Holmes

With a tagline “Come with a story and leave with another,” Colsubsidio worked with Lowe/SSP3, an ad agency in Bogota, Columbia to come up with these clever advertisements that will make you do a double-take. They are meant to illustrate a service Colsubsidio’s libraries provide, namely a book exchange. By taking classic storybook characters like Snow White, Harry Potter and Red Riding Hood and then hiding other characters within them, they ask the viewer to conjure up memories of some other notable characters. Love the minimalist nature of these.

Harry Potter and Troy

Little Red Riding Hood and Moby Dick

Credits:
Brand name: Colsubsidio
Product: Colsubsidio Book Exchange
Agency: Lowe/ssp3
Country: Colombia
Category: Book store
Released: April 2012

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上班「逛網站」 工作更有效率


上班「逛網站」 工作更有效率

明報明報 – 2011年8月24日星期三上午7:05
 

【明報專訊】上班族工作期間偶爾會偷偷瀏覽網頁輕鬆一下,但又擔心被老闆捉個正着,但新加坡一項研究指出,上班時「逛網站」可以提升工作效率,這結果或許能為上班族上網時多一個藉口。

研究:自由上網可消疲勞

新加坡國立大學研究員發表調查報告指出,相對於收發電郵、傳短訊等行為,讓員工自由選擇自己喜歡的網站瀏覽,可以消除疲勞,提升工作效率。

該研究邀請了191人進行,他們分成「上網組」,以及做上網以外事情的「休息組」,並要求他們做一些工作。研究人員發現,「上網組」工作效率高,精神疲勞水平亦較低,並有更高的參與水準。

研究員表示,員工能自由地選擇想瀏覽的網站,有如喝一杯咖啡或吃點心一樣,令人心情愉快、身心放鬆。反之,員工在工作期間收發電郵是一件累人的事,因為無法控制自己會收到什麼信件,還必須花時間回覆,全神貫注下無法達到休息的效果,反而更加疲勞。

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美研究:無朋友者短命3年零7個月


美研究:無朋友者短命3年零7個月

(商台)2010年9月15日 星期三 16:14

商台    互動國際組】Facebook上用心寫了深情句子,等上大半天也沒人回應。交遊廣闊的你並不能體會別人朋友少的心情,這種失落原來會要人命。楊百翰大學跟北卡羅萊大學的研究員花了八年,追縱30萬美國    人得出以上結論。

人脈圈子不成功 心情難好

研究員指出的數字倒很嚇人,朋友不多、跟家人關係一般,欠缺正常社交的都市人比其他人的死亡率高出五成。從正面角度看,人脈圈子牢固的可以降低死亡率:有如煙民戒煙;欠缺朋友支持的,人就如酗酒般更多問題。結合種種因素,跟別人多聯繫而感情深厚,你將比其他人多活3.7年。

「我們有著許多不同的控制系統,如血壓、新陳代謝    、壓力荷爾蒙等,這些系統都受社交關係影響;積極社交的人,血壓、膽固醇及壓力荷爾蒙都偏低,葡萄糖代謝功能更好。」加州大學洛杉磯    分校的公共健康學院教授麗莎.艾倫.西曼指。

人類為最擅長社交認知(Social Cognition)的動物,亦因此,人類需要支撐自己、有效支援自己的人脈圈。

思覺失調患者 無病徵亦勿停藥


(星島)2010年9月9日 星期四 06:30 (綜合報道)  (健新 知)

(星島日報    報道)近年思覺失調患者引起的社會問題備受關注,雖然現有指引建議患者應在首次發病後持續服藥一年,但一年後的服藥指引則缺乏研究,造成部分患者因自行停藥,導致復發而又缺乏適當的治療和照護,最終釀成嚴重後果。港大李嘉誠    醫學院精神醫學系思覺失調研究組,早前就邀請了一百七十八名患首發性思覺失調,且已持續服藥近兩年,並已完全無病徵的患者參與研究。發現近八成只服安慰劑患者曾復發,而持續服藥組別,復發風險則減至四成。

  該院精神醫學系教授陳友凱指出,患者在病徵消失後,即使已經持續服藥兩年,仍存在復發風險。故建議患者在停藥前,須與主診醫生討論其停藥意願,並參考是次研究結果。而在停藥過渡期,應得到「專業性早期思覺失調服務」的協助,以減復發風險。在專業協調及家人、朋友的配合下,有助盡早發現及控制復發情況,減低需要入院治療機會。一旦發現有復發病徵或傾向,即應及早重新服藥,控制病情。文:Chris 圖:星島圖片庫

  ■即使沒有病徵,持續服藥有助降復發風險。

年輕執行長愛併購 荷爾蒙搞鬼


(路透)2010年9月9日 星期四 15:51

(路透華盛頓    8日電)加拿大    研究員今天表示,體內睪酮激素分泌量高的年輕執行長,比較可能會企圖進行敵意併購,並容易在嘗試過程中受騙上當。

他們發現,年齡顯然與具侵略性的併購行為有關,於是進行詳細的間接分析,了解睪酮激素是否會造成影響。

英屬哥倫比亞大學(University of BritishColumbia)尚德商學院(Sauder School of Business)的李凱(Kai Li,音譯)和研究同仁認為相當有可能。

李凱的研究團隊在9月號的「管理科學」期刊(Management Science)中寫道:「年輕男執行長似乎較為好鬥,展開併購的比率高出4%,在展開併購後撤銷併購的比率也高出20%。」

「此外,年輕男執行長迫使投標人訴諸公開收購的機率高出2%。我們認為其好鬥是睪酮激素分泌量較高所致,而年輕男性的分泌量較高。」

至於經驗或理性思維是否也是影響因素?李凱在接受電話訪問時說:「我們的主要論點是人們體內的荷爾蒙可能會影響公司決策。」

「人格、性別及年齡均有關係。」中央社(翻譯)

How to Catch a Liar


 by Reader’s Digest Magazine, on Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:49am PDT
Are you being lied to? Find out how you can tell.

1. How is the person speaking?
Although a change in voice can be the tip-off to a lie, experts say that to be sure, you should also pay attention to a person’s speech rate and breathing pattern — if either speeds up or slows down, chances are you’re not hearing the whole truth.

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2. What is the person saying?
Liars tend to avoid exclusionary words like "but," "nor," "except," and "whereas," because they have trouble with complex thought processes. Liars are less likely to use the words "I," "me," and "mine." In their attempts to distance themselves psychologically from their tall tales, liars will tend to communicate using fewer personal pronouns.

3. Is his face giving it away?
You may think disguising your true feelings is easily accomplished with the help of a smile, but the expressions that flash across your face will give away what you’re really thinking — whether you know it or not. Experts advise paying close attention to the micro-expressions that a face can’t hide. These clues are often so difficult to detect that even trained experts have trouble discerning them.

PLUS: 13 Things Your Bartender Won’t Tell You

4. How is the person smiling?
A smile can sometimes mask a person’s true feelings. Pay close attention to how a person smiles as well as other facial movements. You may be able to detect the emotions he or she is trying to hide — such as fear, anger, and disgust. A true smile will incorporate both a person’s lips and eyes.

5. Does the body language follow the story?
It’s more important to examine a person’s entire demeanor, as there’s no one feature that’s apt to give away a liar. Honesty is characterized by features that are in sync with one another — so besides posture, note the fit between face, body, voice, and speech.

PLUS: 20 Secrets Your Waiter Won’t Tell You

6. Is your subject behaving uncharacteristically?
Experts believe changes in a person’s baseline — how she generally conducts herself — are worthy of your attention. You should weigh rate of speech, tone of voice, posture, and hand gestures against what you know, along with the context of the situation.

7. Is the question simple or embarrassing?
It’s normal for someone to look away when asked a difficult question. But when someone avoids your gaze when asked a simple question, you should be suspicious.

Adapted from Quiz: Can You Spot a Liar?

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