People appear to be spending hundreds of dollars on adult coloring apps and fueling America’s continual obsession with this popular form of art therapy.
Adult coloring books have recently become a new fad known for its therapeutic and stress relieving effects. They have grown so popular in fact that the U.S. print and publishing industry experienced a boom last year as sales of coloring books skyrocketed.
If you have been feeling a bit stressed out, science recommends that you try going out to a concert to make you feel better.
Researchers from the Centre for Performance Science, a partnership between the Royal College of Music and Imperial College London, have recently discovered that the stress hormone cortisol is reduced when a person is exposed to a live music performance, reported The Telegraph.
Science has the answer for almost everything, so it makes sense to seek help from science when you need to cheer up a bit. Instead of finding a happy pill or other means of temporary high, you can train your brain (not manipulate it) into happiness.
Time’s Eric Barker sums up a very interesting list of suggestions offered by Alex Korb, a neuroscientist and the author of “The Upward Spiral.” Korb has five of the simplest ways you can train yourself to be happy:
If angry girlfriends had titanium bats to smash china plates and glass vases for each time their thoughtless boyfriends screwed up, the world would be a much happier place. Perhaps it is time to move to Toronto, Canada, where “Rage Rooms” are offered to do just that.
Sometimes unrestrainable rage and pent-up anger just needs to be let out in the form of shattered objects and broken furniture. Battle Sports Inc. realized that need and decided to provide frustrated patrons a therapeutic experience derived from smashing things in a room all to themselves.
Everyone has stress in their lives, but not everyone deals with it in a constructive way. Business leaders especially must learn how to manage their stress effectively so that their companies, employees and their own personal lives don’t end up eroding as a consequence.
Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, for instance, took a Zen-like approach and advised those with busy minds to slow down in order to find calm and clarity. Meditation is an age-old practice that is effective in achieving that clearer headspace.
It’s been widely speculated that caffeine may have an inverse effect on chronic stress, and a new study may have finally figured out why.
A group of scientists from Brazil and Portugal and the U.S. set out to further understand the effects caffeine has on cognitive function and how those effects correlate to stress-induced situations.
Imagine you are in your car driving to work in the morning. As usual you are in a hurry, and traffic is backed up because stupid people have to slow down to see some guy changing his tire on the freeway. You are tired and hungry because you haven’t eaten breakfast yet, and maybe, just maybe, you are unfortunate enough to spill coffee all in your car.
The natural reaction in this situation is to get frustrated.
Procrastination could be harming you a lot more than you think.
New research published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine found that people who reported having a chronic procrastination habit were more likely to have heart disease.
If you’ve ever felt like your life was being consumed by work, you might want to start volunteering.