Aug 19, 2014

The Science of Happiness [Infographic]

I love numbers but numbers on happiness is something I am still struggling to come to terms with.Some of the facts/evidence I like to dig deeper are:

  • "Having a child reduces happiness by 0.24% average"
  • "Married People are 10% Happier than unmarried people" - These one does challenge common belief :) 

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The Science of Happiness
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Jul 8, 2014

Journey of Depression Infographic

Behavioral therapy is just as effective as antidepressants for a reduction of risk of depression recurrence in individuals that have already been treated successfully for depression in the past as lots of studies suggest.

Below a good infographic on what you could do when you feel the BLUE.

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Jun 7, 2014

No Age Limit for Success [Infographic]

Age Is Just A Number and Success has no age limit. Never let anyone say you are too young or too old to try something new. It is never too late to pursue your dreams. Some of the most successful people achieved their greatest accomplishments late in life. Why not you? Some people wait for right age & time to start something new . Its just a mindset….

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May 27, 2014

What Does Pregnant Women Search (worldwide)?

Google queries indicate that pregnant women around the world tend to crave many of the same things: ice, salt, sweets, spicy foods. But searches (by anyone, men or women) also find differences among countries about pregnancy-related concerns.See the image below for detail.

  • The New York Times
  • Illustrations by Ayumi Takahashi
  • Analysis of Google AdWords data by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

May 21, 2014

Mind Wandering During Meditation Could be Good...

Directive or guided meditation, like mindfulness, see mind wandering as something to be avoided; whereas psychologists think mind wandering may be beneficial, even necessary.

A Norwegian study had some meditators practising directive meditation and others non-directive meditation, while their brains were scanned.

One of the study’s authors, Svend Davanger, said:

“The study indicates that nondirective meditation allows for more room to process memories and emotions than during concentrated meditation.”
“This area of the brain has its highest activity when we rest.
It represents a kind of basic operating system, a resting network that takes over when external tasks do not require our attention.
It is remarkable that a mental task like nondirective meditation results in even higher activity in this network than regular rest.

The study’s authors point out that the…

“…types of meditation that allow spontaneous thoughts, images, sensations, memories, and emotions to emerge and pass freely without actively controlling or pursuing them, over time may reduce stress by increasing awareness and acceptance of emotionally charged experiences.
“…mind wandering and activation of the default mode network in general may serve introspective and adaptive functions beyond rumination and daydreaming.
Potentially useful functions would include mental simulations, using autobiographical memory retrieval to envision the future and conceiving the perspective of others.”