Lose Sleep, Get Lonely, Be Anti-Social

Want to lose friends and alienate people? Apparently, sleeping poorly is the first step on the road to loneliness, social anxiety and more stress. In a study comparing well-rested folks against those who are sleep-deprived, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley found that without adequate sleep, areas of the brain that deal with… Continue reading Lose Sleep, Get Lonely, Be Anti-Social

Stress of After-Work Email Harming Families

Employer expectations of work email monitoring during non-work hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees but their family members as well. William Becker, a Virginia Tech associate professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business, co-authored a new study, “Killing me softly: electronic communications monitoring and employee and significant-other… Continue reading Stress of After-Work Email Harming Families

Sleep, Your Brain and Depression

Many people have an interest in understanding the root cause of mood disorders and mental illnesses. Those who suffer from them, those who treat the sufferers and the family members affected, to name a few. Another group with a keen interest in the underlying causes of these conditions is researchers. And these folks might be… Continue reading Sleep, Your Brain and Depression

Your Vision, Your Brain and Exercise

Pretty interesting piece about a study at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Researchers found evidence of improved vision during exercise. The human brain is fascinating and just barely understood. It’s universally accepted that the benefits of exercise go well beyond fitness, from reducing the risk of disease to improving sleep and enhancing mood.… Continue reading Your Vision, Your Brain and Exercise

The Curse of Perfectionism…

“Our findings suggest that self-oriented perfectionism, socially prescribed perfectionism, and other-oriented perfectionism have increased over the last 27 years. We speculate that this may be because, generally, American, Canadian, and British cultures have become more individualistic, materialistic, and socially antagonistic over this period, with young people now facing more competitive environments, more unrealistic expectations, and… Continue reading The Curse of Perfectionism…