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Dogs And Pigs Get Bored, Too

Think about the last time you were bored — seriously and persistently bored. Maybe you had to carry out some mind-numbing repetitive task for hours on end, or maybe you were just trapped at the airport or train station, waiting out a lengthy delay without a good conversational partner, book, or movie. You look at a clock and it seems to move at a surreal, glacial pace. Charlotte C. Burn, a biologist at The Royal Veterinary College of the University of London, captures that feeling in her definition of boredom: "Boredom is an unpleasant emotion including suboptimal arousal levels and a thwarted
Oxygen
2 min read
Self-Improvement

Race To Reduce Risk

Just one alcoholic drink a day might raise premenopausal women’s risk for breast cancer by 5 percent (9 percent for women postmenopause), according to a recent study. But the researchers also noted that vigorous exercise, such as running and fast biking, appears to have a protective effect. The most active premenopausal women studied had a 17 percent lower risk than the least active subjects; postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk. “Exercise can lower excess insulin and some blood markers of inflammation in women of any age,” says Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D., lead author and cancer p
Mic
5 min read
Self-Improvement

The 10 Best and Worst US Cities for Stress: Here’s Where to Live if You Need to Relax

Always have a pressing project for work that gets in the way of date night? Sick of your commute, low pay, high rent or sleep deprivation? Whether it’s these or other factors stressing you out, the problem might not actually be you, your job or even your noisy neighbors. Perhaps it is the combined qualities of the place where you live and work that’s got your stress-o-meter in a frenzy — at least according to a new report ranking American cities by stress levels published Tuesday by personal finance site WalletHub. Surprisingly, huge metropolises like New York City did not rank among the most
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
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If you’re jealous that your friends are more successful than you, that’s part of what’s holding you back from achieving your own happiness and success. Find out all the other thoughts you’re not supposed to give in to and how to build up your mental fortitude to overcome these roadblocks.