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Pain Tolerance

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Forbes wrote an article back in April concerning the notion of various levels of pain experienced by different individuals. Through this article I wanted to discover more about whether or not people are simply born with higher or lower than average pain tolerances. The most captivating part of the article to me was: “Pain isn’t static. It’s psycho social. Your tolerance rises and falls depending on what’s happening in the rest of your life.” When I read this, I realized it was true. The pain you are capable of enduring could be relative to that which you’ve already had to endure. So the cliché’ of “it doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger” does holds some truth (as many clichés often do). Your pain tolerance or threshold refers to the maximum amount of pain or stress you are able to endure before it becomes unbearable. The physical or psychological outskirts of your comfort one. Morgridge Institute for research states there are several dimensions to pain: sensory (nerve signaled to and from the brain), emotional and behavioral components. The adaptive component of pain is not physiological, but rather, psychological. Meaning, the distress signals that travel to and from your brain will…

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Characteristics of Successful People

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Ever since I was young,  I always knew that I would be rich, I never doubted it for a second. As I have gotten older I have still maintained this type of mentality and continued attempting to educate myself in all different fields, business and finance in particular. I have not always been a fan of reading books, that is in fact, until I found books that I fell in love with, of course, they are still in the same type of category of business and finance. I decided to dig a little deeper into what are some characteristics of rich/wealthy people? What do they all have in common? Here are some common traits and advice that I have gathered from reading books, watching interviews and listening to podcasts. These people include Warren Buffett, Mark Cuban, and Bill Gates. They all wake up early. They all say that waking up early gives you a head start on everyone else. I woke up one day at 5:30am and went to the gym, bought groceries, read and responded to a few email all before my friends and family were waking up. The good thing about waking up early aside from getting a…

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Emotional Intelligence

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Psychologists believe that many of our emotional responses have to do with unresolved past or childhood circumstances. This concept is explored in dream theories and the information can be quite liberating when you understand your brain is a muscle with instincts. Emotional intelligence is defined by Psychology Today as the ability to recognize and control one’s own emotions as well as recognizing the emotions of others. This skill can be developed and may aid in internal or external conflict resolution. Though emotional intelligence harder to gage or measure than more quantifiable intelligence (g), it is still a considerable trait to have. Many employers in today’s job market are implementing emotional aptitude and responses scenarios in their application process. The five components of emotional intelligence include: self awareness, self-regulations, empathy, motivation and social skills. The first three are self explanatory, but the last two may implore more explaining. Being motivated or inspired has to do with the raw emotions that drive you to act. Knowing what sort of things move you to be proactive is important for fostering a productive lifestyle—and you can train your brain to have more positive emotions surrounding the tasks. Having social skills pertains to how well…

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Winter Solstice

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The shortest day on earth every year happens in the north east towards the end of December. The last one was December 21st 2018 and it’s mostly commonly on the 22nd day of December. It marks not only the shortest day but the longest night and occurs at a specific point in time when the north pole is furthest away from the sun every year. For this reason, it happens at the same time every year. According to Mental Floss, “New York City will experience 9 hours and 15 minutes of sunlight, compared to 15 hours and 5 minutes on the summer solstice. Helsinki, Finland, will get 5 hours and 49 minutes of light. Barrow, Alaska, will not have a sunrise at all (and hasn’t since mid-November; its next sunrise will be on January 22), while the North Pole has had no sunrise since October. The South Pole, though, will be basking in the glow of the midnight sun, which won’t set until March.” It’s important to think about as seasonal depression typically comes with the absence of daylight and cold weather. Additionally, you can save on electricity by knowing when you can benefit from natural light. This was an…

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Funeral Finances Fast Cash

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No one seems to talk about such a topic until the time comes—until it’s time to cross that bridge. I was scrolling through current events on CNN when I came across a story about a three thousand year old mummified woman that was unveiled during the discovery (link below). It’s no secret the Egyptians buried their noble people, well.. nobly. For royalty it was a grandeur gold arena for eternity. As I read the article I became curious about the death and funeral industry in America. The economics of funerals is reported by PBS and that information states that the average number of funerals a year is 2.4 million amounting to over 20 billion dollars a year. The typical funeral costs about eight thousand dollars and the items amounting to this figure include a casket, funeral services, preparation of the body called embalming, ceremonial and viewing service, a head stone, grave space and digging, and not to mention any transportation that may be required by ground or air. Caskets at whole sale are little over three hundred dollars, but at a funeral home it’s price can be over seven times that. It’s no wonder 41% of American choose to be…

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Choosing the best smoke detector

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Now as we established, the best detectors utilize both technologies, photoelectric and ionization. This is because large smoke particles (resulting from slow burning, smoldering fires) do not disrupt the electric current in an ionization detector as much as small particles (the small electrons and ions are able go around the smoke essentially maintaining a constant current). Small smoke particles result from a quickly burning open flame and do not cause the light in a photoelectric detector to refract as dramatically. All in all, if you can’t spring for the dual sensor, photoelectric is generally the way to go. But because we can’t be held liable, here are some people more certified to help you make an informed decision (link is also below): What Type Of Smoke Alarm Is Best For Your Home?. All in all, a false negative is bad at any time and a false positive is only bad sometimes. As stated before, thousands of people are saved by smoke detectors and systems every year. Many people are annoyed by false fire alarms because they lack specificity. Whether it be a reaction to boiling water, a steaming shower, or flat-iron singed hair, it is not uncommon for a detector…

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How do smoke detectors work? Fast Cash

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The overall system is pretty simple and consists of a detector as well as an  audible or visual response to an imbalance. There are essentially two forms of smoke detection that differ in how they detect smoke particles. One uses ionization and the other utilizes photoelectric technology.  Rather than talk you through the details, please enjoy the video below that summarizes the the functionality of both types in a tasteful, yet ambiguous accent (feel free to stop watching at the bonus facts at 4:36): How detection works. Now, the details on how each individual detection system works are not super significant because the best (aka the most expensive) smoke detectors utilize both technologies. However, in case you skipped the video or are not a visual learner here’s what you need to know: Ionization: air is made conductive within a detection chamber via a small amount of radiation from a man made metal called Americium. Inside the chamber are two metallic plates with opposing charges (thanks to the voltage sent out by a battery one should change twice a year!). Alpha particles emitted by Americium collide and interact with Nitrogen and Oxygen molecules, splitting them into electrons and ions. The electrons…

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Gatorade

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Gatorade is rich in sugars and electrolytes and for this reason people drink it to replenish that which is lost during times of exhaustion and profuse perspiration. That being said, it was designed for athletes, not for sedentary people trying to moderately hydrate. Your body burns sugar most readily when you need energy immediately and when you are exercising or doing physical activities for an extended period of time (that is 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how much you sweat). A good alternative for the sugary neon drink would be coconut water without added sugars. The result is a replenishing of the minerals lost while sweating without the added carbohydrates which, when unused, are stored as fat for long term energy. If you’re experiencing symptoms of dehydration like headaches or fatigue, then Gatorade is definitely a good option for you. Sports drinks are generally only for periods of extreme exercise. Additionally Natalie Rizzo an accredited nutritionist states, “I would be wary of any artificial flavors or colors and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS),” says Rizzo. “Gatorade uses sugar and dextrose, while Powerade uses HFCS. Many serious and elite runners use a powder to make their own, and many endorse Skratch Labs because…

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Media and Your Mental

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The rate at which technology is advancing exponential—in a matter of decades we have accomplished more technologically than we have over centuries. The two are little difficult to compare because of the advent of the computer. Technology is not only limited to things that use electricity but for this post we will refer to the development of technology as it pertains to “screen time.” Screen time refers to the amount of time spent with your eyes scanning artificial light for information. Phone screens, television screens, tablets, smartwatches.. these are all relatively new compared to the computers that would take up entire rooms. I can’t help but wonder how much these man made items are affecting our human physiology and psychology.  How many miles has my thumb scrolled on twitter? Is my phone bad for my posture? Melatonin, a hormone important for sleep is better produced in the dark when we are supposed to be asleep via circadian rhythm. So what does that mean for people who fall asleep watching television daily? The effects of our technology are not being measured as fast as the new advancements are taking place. Psychological experiments can take months or even years at a time….

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Creative Ways to Save Money

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We all know that feeling when it’s pay day. You can’t wait to buy something, maybe clothes, new phone, go out to a bar, whatever it is. You know when it’s paycheck day it’s going to be a good day. It’s difficult to think long term about saving your money. You worked hard for that money and now you want to spend it. I promise you, if you save your money now, future you will be very happy and thankful. Rule #1. Always pay yourself first. You have companies and people constantly ready to take your money. Always look out for yourself and pay yourself FIRST. This means when you get your paycheck, instead of thinking of rent, think of yourself and put a certain percentage of your paycheck into your saving. Then you can worry about bills. Beyond that, Fast Cash Title Loans has come up with a few creative ways for you to save money. Grab an empty box, cut a small slit at the top to put money into it. Clearly, we want you to save money and not even spend your money buying a piggy bank, grab a shoe box, U-haul box, any type of box that…

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