Fear-Rational or Irrational?

Fear-Rational or Irrational?

We all have learned to avoid things that are unpleasant. It could be that pasta dish that coincided with a bad case of the flu, or a particular place where a bad experience happened. We are “conditioned” to avoid, or fear an uncomfortable feeling. What prevents that feeling from becoming irrational? Researchers and rats at […]

Stress Relief?  Go For Tickling and Laughter

Stress Relief? Go For Tickling and Laughter

Laughter serves many purposes. In fact, the Mayo Clinic says it’s a great stress reliever, produces relaxation and can act as an anti-depressant. Endorphins, the body’s natural pain reliever, are activated during laughing too. Researchers at Washington State University teamed up with rats see the effect of tickling and laughter on stress in medical procedures […]