6 Random Things (Other Than Drugs) That Reduce Pain Your nearest drugstore is full of completely fake pain remedies, from shoe magnets to magical ground-up shark bones. But while these new age medicines are little more than placebos, science has found a whole lot of unexpected -- and downright weird -- ways you can control pain without ever swallowing a pill. Things like ... There is more to life than money. "Seriously Rick, stop tracking that shit into my house." Not exactly. A stack of Franklins does more than any sled. That is, the people who got to hold money right before shoving their hands into hot water found the temperature more bearable than those who held regular paper. Based on these results, the researchers think money might also help lessen emotional pain, making things like breakups easier to deal with. "You keep right on banging my brother, Shelly!" In our ever-expanding society, "comfort eating" has become a pretty familiar concept. Such as the Gingerdead Man. But that's just because we're a gluttonous culture, right?
A Simple Exercise to help us Figure Ourselves Out. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t stop every now and then and ask themselves: What am I doing with my life? Some people experience this more frequently than others. If we read the news, which often paints a pretty bleak picture of humanity, we may find ourselves at the mercy of chaos. The trick is to not be taken down by all of the suffering—we can do this if we find our inner navigation and purpose. In order to go after our dreams, we need to see where we currently are not acting in a harmonious way with who we want to become and how we want to live. Luckily, I have a really simple exercise that anyone can do (right now, even) to clearly see who you are and what you want. How to show you who you are and what you want: 1. Then take a step back and ask (the very important question): Are the actions I’m taking on a daily basis in harmony with and leading to what I want? Go through your list and see if there are any contradictions. The right column shows you what you want. Relephant bonus:
What type of person do you attract? Your results for this quiz have been calculated and are presented below: Keep in mind this is not an accurate result, because you did not answer the questions. In order to get an accurate result for "What type of person do you attract?" Thanks For Visiting! Not what you expected? "What type of person do you attract?" You Just Took a Quiz on GoToQuiz.com! GoToQuiz.com is a site that allows visitors to create online quizzes. § See Our Best Quizzes hand-selected by a GoToQuiz editor. Don't miss the other great quizzes we have here. Join the discussion on our forum: Dating Dating & Relationship Quizzes | Go to a Random Quiz | Create a Poll | Top 40 Quizzes How To Train Yourself To Be In The Mood You Want Dec 27, 2010 When you have major changes going on in your life, or you’re just frustrated about where you are, it’s easy to get trapped in a cycle of depression, bad moods and frustration. I know, I’ve been there … and when I’m not careful, I still get there more than I want to. But when I’ve had a particularly hard time, I hit these moments where I’m in a foul mood, or I’m just feeling paralyzed, and I’m just stuck. Sometimes I just stew in that and stay there, but sometimes I actually get intelligent and pull my way out of it. I’m going to outline the framework that I’ve been using successfully to really get myself resourceful and motivated (and in a better mood) when I’m feeling stuck. First Up: Using A Framework to Escape From Paralyzing Emotions When we feel bad, it’s hard to “feel good” again. The reason for this is that steps take the emotion out of our situation and give us direction to simply act. A: AGREE With Yourself That You Don’t Want To Be In This Mood Right Now. Dave
How a Simple Mason Jar Can Bring More Gratitude to Your Life I see a lot of articles on Facebook. Some are entertaining, some are interesting, and most I wish I had never wasted the time to read. But some of what I find is inspiring. There were a couple of times I had seen a post about a “gratitude jar,” and I absolutely loved the idea. It was magical. I purchased a large, glass mason jar, put it on my kitchen counter, and very simply labeled it “Gratitude Jar.” There was no requirement to do it every day. We decided we would open the jar after a year and together read the notes—the moments of gratitude held within. Things got off to a slow start. My perception began to shift. The notes accumulated. Sometimes several days or even a couple of weeks would pass and I’d suddenly realize I hadn’t contributed anything to the jar. We all have days that don’t feel so good. It became a conversation piece. A year passed. We even discovered notes from those who had visited our home and had written and deposited them without our knowing!
Four Temperaments Test This is an interactive personality test of the "Four Temperaments", an idea from Ancient Greek medicine. Background The idea of the four temperaments traces back to an Ancient Greek medical theory that there were four fundamental bodily humors (blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm) which could cause illness if they were out of balance. The terms sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic were coined by the Greek physician Aelius Galenus to describe the effect of these humors on human behavior. This idea is perhaps one of the oldest that looks like a theory of personality. The OSPP Four Temperaments Scale (O4TS) is a free and open-source measure designed to match the taker to one of the four temperaments. Test Instructions The test has 24 statements of opinion that you must rate on a five point scale of how much you agree with each. Use and Participation This test is provided for educational and entertainment use only.
We Perform Best When No One Tells Us What To Do How can companies get the best possible performance out of their employees? Let them do whatever they want! And furthermore, don't offer incentives. Sound counter-intuitive? Not if you look at what research has shown regarding the economics of motivation. According to Dan Pink (lawyer, speech writer, author, and career analyst), the way to get the best original ideas out of people is to cut back on restrictions and rules regarding output, and stop offering incentives for work produced. "There is a disconnect between what science knows and what business does." He goes on to say, "Traditional notions of management work great if you want compliance, but if you want engagement, self-direction works best." So does this mean we should cut back on bonuses and perks for good performance? The whole idea of this experiment was to show the importance of using creativity problem-solving to come up with functional solutions.
30 Unhealthy Foods You Mistake As Healthy and Their Surprising Swaps 30 Unhealthy Foods You Mistake As Healthy and Their Surprising Swaps Let’s face it, the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) is terrible. We’re led to believe that unhealthy foods are healthy simply because of the overuse of trendy “diet fads” and clever marketing. I want to help make things simple for you, my friend. You may already know some of these, while others may be new. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite from this list because they are all so good! Eating spaghetti squash will help fill up your plate without adding a ton of calories. Each cup of cooked squash contains approximately 10 grams of total carbohydrates, including 2.2 grams of fiber. One cup of squash contains vitamin A, several B vitamins, as well as vitamins C, E and K. >>> check out this amazing recipe here Skim milk is fortified with synthetic vitamins to replace those lost in fat-removal and milk solids to replace the protein and calcium lost in processing. Opt for unsweetened almond, coconut or hemp milk. Ingredients