Laughter and the Brain – Reading Article



Could fun and laughter be an antidote to burnout?

When you think of burnout, what is the first thing that comes to mind?  Maybe horror images of someone so burnt out that they become a vegetable with no brain function left. Well, what if you were told that answer isn’t that far fetched?

When someone burns out, the brain’s emotional responses become suppressed, the brain can’t cope any longer, and the person may well give the general impression of suddenly having a short fuse.

The simplest way to cure this is usually embarking on a well-earned break from the stresses of everyday life, but sometimes all we need is some fun and laughter to turn the universe back to how it was meant to be.

Here are a few ways that laughter and fun can help you to cure any symptoms of burnout.

Is Our High Tech World Overstimulating – Reading Article


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Modern life is so noisy nowadays, it is the noisiest it has ever been in history, and with noise, many sounds are filtered out. As a result we could end up missing some of the most important things in life. This can have far reaching implications, and is aptly known as “overstimulation.”

Forget your smartphone, and your i7 chip set, the brain in your skull is the most efficient processor the world has ever known, capable of processing stimuli from a variety of sources, but sometimes it can all become too much. 

How to Silence Your Inner Critic – Reading Article


Being self-critical is a great way to push yourself into being a better person. Perhaps you want to do your job better, or maybe you want to help other people. You may even want to yell less at your kids. When you critique yourself, you have the ability to make changes. But, can you go too far?

News Round Up 255

STATISTICIANS in the UK have now confirmed what many of us thought….items we buy in the shops are getting smaller.

The Guardian says that the Official for National Statistics found out that 2,529 products they have tracked have decreased in size over the past five years. This include chocolate bars, cartons of drink, toilet rolls and other products.

Of the total number of products that have got smaller, 2,006 were food items and items that particularly stood out as having shrunk over recent years were bags of sweets, soft drinks, disposable nappies and toilet rolls.