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Items filtered by date: Monday, 14 August 2017

How to Protect Yourself From Secondhand Stress

As a matter of survival, the brain is very sensitive to anything that may be perceived as a threat in our environment. When we become aware of stress that others carry around us, it sends a very clear signal that we too should be worried. This triggers what’s called an “amygdala hijack” where the primitive part of our brain responds in a knee-jerk, defensive, reactive way rather than a mindful, responsive, or reflective way.

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Govt. striving to create honest, patriotic politicians: President

Even though the political culture of the country is neck deep in corruption and fraud at all levels and it cannot be changed for the better from the top echelons to the lowest rungs overnight, the present government is shouldering the difficult task of creating a group of honest politicians who love the motherland, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

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