…stress releases hormones such as catecholamines and glucocorticoids in response to short-term situations of danger or trauma. It’s the brain’s natural threat response mode. The problem with prolonged or chronic stress is that those stress hormones then stick around and start meddling with the brain’s wiring […] causing declines in processing language and math in addition to weakening working memory and attention regulation. At the same time, those stress hormones strengthen the fear conditioning and emotional memory connections in the amygdala.
— Reading about marinating your brain in stress made me feel quite stressed
Reading about a father losing his 6 year old daughter to cancer was an intensely difficult experience.
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…if you’re in a grumpy mood, but turn on the warmth while talking to a stranger, you’ll start actually feeling a lot better. Interacting with strangers is a great way to lift your mood.
— This piece from the Art of Manliness made my head explode
There are two ways to get your hands on the quite lovely looking OnePlus One phone. The first is to find someone who has got one and ask them for an invite. The other way is to win contests organized by OnePlus on social media.
If a phone manufacturer is going to make it this hard to buy their phone, they may be trying to mask manufacturing difficulties. If that’s not the case and they’re trying to be gimmicky and shit, they can honestly go fuck themselves.