Like lawn darts, nano-magnets and slap bracelets, fidget spinners are only one stupid stunt away from becoming yet another forgotten fad. And as usual, instead of enjoying them responsibly, the internet is hard at work trying to find ways to make spinners as dangerous as playing with firecrackers. This is why we can't have fun things.
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As someone who often struggles to make ends meet, I often feel like I want to just curl up in a ball and never leave my house. During the worst months, I often found that it took a toll on my appearance. The dark circles under my eyes started to sag, my face would break out in pimples, and I'd gain weight. Of course, that only added to the stress.
Yoga is supposed to bring peace and spiritual balance and relaxation so obviously it makes complete sense to do it on top of cliffs and on the edge of cliffs and on really thin but really tall rocks, right? The people doing this extreme yoga look completely at ease throughout this stunt but I totally got nervous and unbalanced the whole time.
The National Design Awards were last night in New York, where 20 products were vying to be named the country's best. The winner, chosen by public voting, was a fitness tracker called Spire, which claims to keep tabs on your overall well-being by measuring heart rate and breathing patterns to monitor stress.
Today I found out why your palms get sweaty when you're nervous. Ever been on the edge of a cliff or looking out the window at the top of a skyscraper and your hands start to sweat? Or maybe it's when you're about to speak in front of an audience? The individual who introduced you might shake your hand and hope you didn't just come from the bathroom because your palms are more saturated than a sponge in water. So what's going on here?
A recent survey commissioned by computer hardware company Crucial has turned up a few interesting statistics on computer stress: 94 per cent of respondents said they have had computer problems drive them up the wall, and a little over half aren't happy with how their little internet box behaves in general. 18 per cent even said computer problems are more stressful than taxes.
Stress breeds depression. Anecdotally, we all know that's the case, but scientifically speaking it's been a hypothesis that has until now remained unproven. A new study, however, reveals that chronic stress affects us at the genetic level, in turn creating very real brain changes associated with depression.
We're "constantly confronting the onslaught of information, and our brains are trying to make patterns out of the randomness," says TIME's Joel Stein. Obsessively tagged MP3s, meticulous photo folders, whitewashed inboxes - are you too struggling to stay digitally neat?
A new article in the medical journal Lancet details the story of an 18-year-old kid who consistently found himself with "difficult and laboured breathing" after using Facebook. The problem? He was using Facebook to stalk his ex-girlfriend.
Oh yeah, month after month of squeezable balloons. No need to change models, the bubble wrap calendar is just as irresistible as last year.
This product, from the possibly-crazed minds at Philips, is weird enough—basically a stress-detecting bracelet and bowl—but the teaser for it has more tension than a thriller's trailer. Just imagine: "One man. One bracelet. In a race against time."