A Parsons and MIT researcher hooked up electrodes to a plant’s leaves to turn it into a robotic sensor.
Detachment is essential because, let’s be honest, no one is happy being dependent on anyone or anything…
— Read on www.elephantjournal.com/2017/06/letting-go-of-attachment-to-people-the-buddhist-way/
Do you have a secret? According to a May 2017 study, you likely have around 13 secrets brewing in that head of yours — five of which you’ll never tell a soul. The researchers say that it isn’t the number of secrets you keep that’s significant. Rather, it’s the burden of those secrets — they weigh on you, literally.
Sound therapies have long been used to help us cope.
The breakdown into 4 types as follows:
Average: This personality type tends to be high in neuroticism and extraversion, and low in openness. Researchers wager that the typical person would probably line up with this personality type, though women are more likely to fall into this category than men. In “Sex and the City,” this’d be Carrie.
Reserved: This type is not open, neurotic, or extroverted, but they’re pretty agreeable and conscientious. Charlotte all the way.
Role Model: This personality type is low in neuroticism and high in everything else. You’re more likely to be a role model as you get older, and women are more likely to be role models than men. “These are people who are dependable and open to new ideas,” co-author Luís Amaral said in a press release. “These are good people to be in charge of things.” This would probably be a Miranda.
Self-Centered: This personality type is high in extraversion and low in openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. You’re less likely to fall into this type as you get older. This is your garden-variety Samantha.
“Deep Fried Frenz”
The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogi technique called Pranayama, which helps practitioners gain control over their breathing. Here’s how it works:
Breathe in slowly through your nose for four seconds.
Hold your breath for seven seconds.
Exhale for eight seconds.
— Read on curiosity.com/topics/the-4-7-8-breathing-technique-will-help-you-get-to-sleep-faster-curiosity/
There’s a good reason curiosity is having a moment in the workplace: It makes people better at their jobs. When you’re curious about a subject, you learn and remember more, thanks to the fact that your brain treats the new knowledge as a reward instead of a requirement. A curious mindset also makes you less prone to bias and stereotyping because, according to Harvard Business School’s Francesca Gino, it leads you to look for alternative theories for what you think you know. That helps you make smarter decisions.
— Read on curiosity.com/topics/bosses-dont-encourage-curiosity-as-much-as-they-think-they-do-curiosity