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How Can You Be a Mother Sans Maternal Instinct?

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. I sometimes wake up forgetting I’m a mom. I never had what people would call a maternal instinct. I found kids and babies cute but I […]

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Significant Digits For Tuesday, July 19, 2016

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Are you at the Republican National Convention and want to chat? Email me! 1st row Front-row seating at the Republican National Convention has been given to a very weird and occasionally blue group of states: Alabama, Connecticut, New Jersey, New […]

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Cheap Ways To Deal With Stress At Work

Calming Work Anxiety, Simply and Effectively Competition in the business world is increasing exponentially, no doubt about it. Companies and organisations are aiming for ever-higher efficiency and turnover. More and more is being expected from employees in terms of achievement and output. It’s no wonder that people are developing signs of anxiety at work! In many cases, such anxieties can be easily addressed, without any need to start consulting expensive therapists. Calming Intellectual Anxiety at Work A full utilisation of your cognitive functions at full steam can be one of the reasons for anxiety at work. This is why it’s crucial that you remain mentally robust at all times. Your intellectual strengths need to be working resourcefully, creatively and efficiently to support you in a successful expansion of your career. Practises to cope with this type of workplace anxiety include meditation, colouring and imagination-activation. Meditation is particularly helpful for increasing concentration during work. Steve Jobs adopted this strategy for all the right reasons. A 2011 analysis unveiled that meditating regularly over an eight-week period has a powerful impact on one’s mental wellbeing. The analysis was supported by the observation of activated grey matter in the areas of the brain that […]

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Significant Digits For Monday, July 18, 2016

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Last Wednesday, FiveThirtyEight launched an in-depth look at gun violence in America. For the final time, Significant Digits is going to highlight that work. 1 in 3,400 Share of gun homicides in the U.S. from 2002 to 2014 that occurred […]