stress

Scientific study from Japan proves ninja hand gestures sharpen the mind and reduce stress

Next time you’re feeling stressed, act like a ninja and perform these nine simple hand signals.

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Tubes, Sieves, and Boxes: Three ways of dealing with stress, according to Japanese Twitter artist

One variety proves to be particularly common among online commenters.

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Woman kills self jumping onto train tracks, delay causes conductor to jump off tracks at other station

Approximately 20 minutes after an elderly woman leapt in front of an express train, a conductor threw himself from an elevated train track down the line.

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Hugvie, the blobular doll that combines hugs and phone calls, might actually help reduce stress

Regular readers will no doubt recall the Telenoid R1, the tactile doll shaped like a giant human foetus that when controlled via remote computer almost appears to be alive. Using this intriguing yet somewhat disturbing technology, creator and Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro went on to produce Hugvie, a soft, pared-down version of the doll that has a slot for a smartphone in its head, enabling users to cuddle and chat at once while the doll’s internal vibrators simulate the caller’s heartbeat based on their tone and the volume of their voice.

As fun and quirky as the pillow was, few ever thought it could be beneficial to users’ health, but recent research suggests that cuddling up with one of these blobs while chatting on the phone could actually help reduce stress and make us feel more content.

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10 habits that increase your risk of sudden death

It is often taken for granted that our daily lives are reasonably safe. However, it’s quite possible that the routine we’re leading is increasing our risk of a sudden death, as revealed by a new list of the top 10 deadliest daily routines. From using the toilet incorrectly to having too much sex, just how many of them apply to you?

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No wonder We Crave Sweets Under Stress! Twitter Post Offers Linguistic Proof that Stress Causes Craving for Sweet Foods

Feeling stressed out? Well, I’m sure most people (now be honest, everyone) have had the experience of feeling an uncontrollable urge to consume ridiculous amounts of cake or ice cream after being under stress or just extremely tired from having a million things to take care of in a day. Now, a Twitter post that has been attracting attention in Japan reveals to us the reason why we crave sweet foods when we’re stressed. Read More