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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

You have a 96% chance of surviving a plane crash. Canada produces 85% of the world’s maple syrup. Crying is good for your health, flushing unhealthy bacteria out of your body, strengthening the immune system and relieving stress. Adding salt to pineapple will actually cause it to taste sweeter. ~Happy Friday!~ source: @faccccct 

Why Your Phone And The ‘fear Of Missing Out’ May Negatively Impact Your Mental Health

Why Your Phone And The ‘fear Of Missing Out’ May Negatively Impact Your Mental Health

 Electronic devices, such as smartphones and computers, are a necessity of day-to-day life; but that reliance on devices may be taking a toll on Canadians’ mental health. A new survey by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests, on average, Ontario adults spend more than 11 hours per week using social media or communicating via email, and nearly four hours per week playing screen-based games. That’s 15 hours a week not including the amount of time spent on…

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A Technique You’ve Never Heard Of To Help You Combat Fear For Good

A Technique You’ve Never Heard Of To Help You Combat Fear For Good

by Megan Wycklendt   OCTOBER 13, 2015 The Challenge: We are driven by fear in work and our personal lives. The Science: Research provides a simple technique to combat fear and live happier lives. The Solution: It’s something you may never have heard of before. We all live in fear: fear of getting laid off, of being left, of getting sick, of losing a loved one. We are driven by fear and so we live in constant stress. In order…

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5 Tricks to Transform Fear Into Fortitude

5 Tricks to Transform Fear Into Fortitude

“The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.” ~ Wayne Dyer This statement makes you think, doesn’t it?  How can something not exist if there are so many cases of it causing trouble in our own physical world?  It’s a perfect example of something from the non-physical world creating itself through self-destructive…

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The Best Way to Conquer Fear? Sleep on It

The Best Way to Conquer Fear? Sleep on It

By Maia Szalavitz     Sept. 23, 20130     A new technique makes it possible to sleep away your fears. The research, which was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, showed for the first time that the power of emotional memories — specifically, fearful ones — can be weakened with sleep-based tactics, which offers hope that something as simple as a good night’s slumber may reduce phobias and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers led by Katherina Hauner, who conducted the…

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5 Risks That Are Always Worth Taking

5 Risks That Are Always Worth Taking

By  Jo Beth Richards Life is short and brilliant. Don’t let fear of the unknown hold you back, tap into your courage and walk into the unknown with an open heart. Here are five risks that are always worth taking… 1. Love. Love makes you vulnerable & can hurt, but it is always worth taking. Without love we are nothing. With love we become who we are meant to be. 2. Follow your DREAMS.  We only live once — ONCE! So…

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Why Society Doesn’t Change: The System Justification Bias

Why Society Doesn’t Change: The System Justification Bias

“Society’s tendency is to maintain what has been. Rebellion is only an occasional reaction to suffering in human history: we have infinitely more instances of forbearance to exploitation, and submission to authority, than we have examples of revolt.” (Zinn, 1968) Have you ever wondered why society hardly ever changes? I think most of us have. One answer is that humans have a mental bias towards maintaining the status quo. People think like this all the time. They tend to go…

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