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!
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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
Brand name: Colsubsidio
Product: Colsubsidio Book Exchange
Category: Book store
Released: April 2012
(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。
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。
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.
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.
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.
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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