Previous studies have indicated that stress is contagious just like emotions but it is unclear if the same changes take place in the brain with transmitted stress.
The research team discovered that the activation of CRH causes the release of a chemical signal like an alarm pheromone- which alerts the partner.
Researchers from the University of Calgary studied the effects of stress on pairs of male and female mice.
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Mindfulness practices are increasingly used in tech companies like Google, Intel and Yahoo and are also showing up in schools and universities.
There is a reason for this.
There have been previous studies that have indicated that meditation stimulates certain areas of the brain associated different aspects of mental activity such as compassion, attention and concentration.
We all know that mindfulness is about being a...
Some days can be more tiring than others. But after a good night’s rest, you often bounce back into the day. Yet, over time you begin to feel fatigued and tired as you juggle responsibilities both at work and in your personal life.
If you’re like many exhausted people at work, you’re probably thinking you need more sleep to feel refreshed. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, 33 to 45 per cent of Australian adults aren’t getting adequate sleep. The report shows that adults get an average...
Workplace flexibility is fast becoming ingrained in many organizations. Employers are recognizing the benefits of offering a flex schedule which includes working remotely, working from home, or working hours that suit employee commitments.
A 2018 report states that 53 percent of professionals work at least half of the week remotely. A survey by PwC found that 48 percent of employees who work from home rate their job as 10 on a scale of one to 10.
The benefits of workplace flexibility are well...
(ghostwriting) These days, meditation practice is increasingly implemented in the workplace. And for a good reason. Besides reducing stress and anxiety, workers who meditate are better focussed and have less negativity towards work and the workplace resulting in better performance and higher productivity.
By definition, meditation is the practice of staying in quiet thought. But the workplace is buzzing with activity and finding a quiet place to meditate can be difficult.
So how can you practice meditation ...
(ghostwriting) So you want to eat organic meals? But organic food is expensive to buy. There is a solution to that! Grow organic food and enjoy delicious meals at low cost.
While you may have a limited amount of space, you can utilise it effectively to grow your produce. All you need to do is roll up your sleeves and start growing your own mini organic vegetable farm.
1. Start with a plan
Before you start your mini organic farm, plan for the fruits, vegetables and herbs you want to plant. Base it on what wi...
(ghostwriting) A well-balanced meal full of nutrients gives us the fibre, proteins, carbohydrates, essential fats, minerals and vitamins necessary to function, live and develop optimally.
We need a variety of foods to get all the nutrients we need. In fact, we need seven types of nutrients and not all nutrients like water and fibre provide energy but are still important.
Consuming nutritious meals is important for you and your family and involves eating good quality foods with nutrients in it while reducing...
(ghostwriting) Achieving balance in life is crucial.
Today, life is incomparably faster than ever before. The lines between work and play are blurring every day and as life evolves, achieving balance is even more critical than ever.
A survey of about 1,200 workers in each of eight major economies around the world found that one-third of full-time workers are having a hard time managing work-life balance.
We all know that a balanced life feels great – everything works like one well-oiled fluid machine. Work ...
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Planning on having a baby? That’s wonderful news!
Before you embark on this exhilarating journey of pregnancy and parenthood, there are a few important things to consider like healthcare and insurance.
Planning ahead can sometimes seem daunting, but the sooner you look into your health insurance options, the easier it will be for you to organise your hospital care and delivery options.
(ghostwriting) Most events are inundated with all types of "swag." Swag is a branded product that is given to you by a company after you've spoken with someone or interacted with the brand. It's nothing new! We've been exposed to swag long before the age of the internet. The nature of swag is changing though; it's no longer adequate to throw pens and keychains at your prospects.
A well thought out swag bag can be an essential marketing tool to generate buzz and conversation at your next corporate event. Thi...
(ghostwriting) Communication in the workplace is essential and communicating confidently makes all the difference — in improving workplace relationships, achieving project success, and in developing your career further.
But often the workplace is riddled with situations that can cause you to lose your confidence or not gain any confidence at all, affecting the way you communicate. Fortunately, confidence can be developed, and it is possible to communicate with confidence in your workplace with these six habits:...
(ghostwriting)The demand for food is growing globally as the world’s population explodes. To meet this demand agriculture needs to increase yields without compromising the ability of future generations to provide for their food requirements.
The answer to preserving our environment and stopping further damage to the ecosystem lies in sustainable farming – a system which is sustainable environmentally, socially and economically.
Sustainable farming means producing food, fibre, plant or animal products witho...
(ghostwriting)These days, we often hear the word “mindful” or “mindfulness”. In fact, the practise of mindfulness — the act of being present in the moment — is almost as ubiquitous as breathing.
And now mindfulness has even permeated into the realm of leadership.
If you are in a leadership role, you probably face stress that comes with your position. Not only do you have to be disciplined but you also face enormous responsibility towards others — as you guide them through their job roles and instill productivity
(ghostwriting)Is lack of sleep affecting your organisation? This seems to be a growing trend in a 24/7 economy that the world now operates in. And the story in Australia is the same. According to research by Deloitte Access Economics, 39.8 per cent of Australians experience some form of inadequate sleep, resulting in productivity losses of $17.9 billion or $2418 per person as of 2016-2017.
Inadequate sleep not only causes tiredness and fatigue but sleep disorders such as insomnia, restless legs syndrome an...
(ghostwriting) These businesses are in the position to drive change in the way we eat and sustain our planet.
As a result, many food establishments are adopting sustainable and eco-friendly approaches to creating food.
This food is organic and fresh, made from fruits, vegetables and herbs grown by the restaurant.
There are many farm-to-fork restaurants around the world along with upscale urban restaurants that serve food created from produce grown in their edible gardens.
And you can be one of them.