A winning partnership to benefit homebuyers
No matter the season, a great piece of real estate is a good investment.The anxiety over the COVID-19 slowdown is not unreasonable, but may be overdrawn when weighed against purchasing a great home. The Orchard Property Marketing Corp., better known as OPMC, celebrated 25 years in the business with a blazing commitment to help homebuyers refocus on what matters and dispel worries amid the pandemic.OPMC began as an in-house marketing network of Sta. Lucia Realty and Development Inc. (SLRDI) in 1995. After successfully selling shares at Alta Vista Golf and Country Club in Cebu City, on Oct. 16 t...
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Study on gender differences in anxiety uncovers psychophysiological differences in response to unpredictable threat
New research provides evidence that women tend to have greater sensitivity to unpredictable threat compared to men. The findings, published in the International Journal of Psychophysiology, could help explain why anxiety disorders disproportionately impact women.“Anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent forms of mental illness and disproportionately impact women relative to men. Yet, we still do not know what mechanism(s) contribute to this gender difference,” said study author Brady Nelson, an assistant professor at Stony Brook University and director of the Laboratory for Clinical Aff...
Working from home during COVID-19 adds to professionals’ anxiety and stress
Abu Dhabi: The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted corporate life across the world in a way that truly brought the digital revolution home. But more than nine months into the new working norms, residents — many of whom are still working remotely in turns — admit that the changes have brought about a degree of stress and anxiety.From finding suitable work spaces at home, to carving out time for personal lives, to the inability to share worries about job security and health with colleagues — the shift to the work-from-home format has not been easy. In a survey of more than 12,000 residents in 11 countri...
Embracing a “growth mindset” for anxiety is linked to reduced symptoms of distress following psychotherapy
A new study published in Motivation and Emotion suggests that implicit beliefs about the malleability of anxiety — a person’s anxiety mindset — can influence treatment outcomes following psychotherapy.Past evidence has suggested that an individual’s attitudes about mental health are linked to their psychological functioning and may be implicated in how they respond to psychotherapy treatment.Study authors Anthony N. Reffi and Benjamin C. Darnell, who are both clinical psychology doctoral candidates at Northern Illinois University, were interested in examining how a person’s mindset can influen...
GCQ or ‘Eat-CQ’? 5 tips to stop ‘stress eating’
MANILA, Philippines — Due to the ongoing pandemic, do you tend to eat to make yourself feel better?If you do, then what you are doing is “stress” or “emotional” eating, registered dietitian and weight management specialist Susan Bowerman said at the recent “Herbalife Nutrition Virtual Tea Party – Healthy Snacking with Susan Bowerman” webinar.“People eat for a range of emotions, not only for stress. It could be for anxiety, depression. Some people said even when they’re happy! So almost every emotion could trigger eating a lot,” Bowerman defined “emotional eating.”Experience, don’t feed, the em...
Pornography use is linked to depression and anxiety — primarily among those who morally disapprove of it
A study published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy suggests that the use of pornography by those in monogamous relationships is not necessarily associated with negative consequences. It seems that the negative consequences of pornography use depend on the consumer’s own moral beliefs about the practice.With pornography becoming more widely accessible, scientific interest in the consequences of its use has increased as well. Previous research has uncovered both positive and negative consequences associated with using pornography. Study authors Raquel Guidry and her colleagues wanted to...
LIST: Self-care indulgences are just a click away on BeautyScout.com
LIST: Self-care indulgences are just a click away on BeautyScout.com(Philstar.com) – September 29, 2020 – 3:30pmMANILA, Philippines — To cope with the daily stressors this ongoing pandemic has brought on—whether it be anxiety and worry over health and safety or endless meetings with work-from-home setups—maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself is of utmost importance.This means prioritizing self-care.Now more than ever, a sound body and mind can help us through these trying times and be a positive force to those around us.Apart from getting the right amount of sleep, keeping physicall...
Vystrcil's clarification overdue to dispel anxiety of Czech firms in China
Illustration: Tang Tengfei/GTIn response to a question about a Chinese importer's cancelation of a Czech piano order after Czech Senate Speaker Milos Vystrcil's Taiwan visit, the mainland's Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson on Wednesday noted that the visit has "hurt the feelings of the Chinese people."In the question, the foreign reporter mentioned that some Western countries view the cancellation as a retaliation measure. Obviously, while China is maintaining quite restraint, concerns over the aftershocks from the Czech politician's provocation to business activities between the two countri...
PROOF POINTS: Depression and anxiety rise among Chinese teens during coronavirus pandemic
By Jill BarshayPsychological disorders often show up during the teenage years. Between 10 and 20 percent of adolescents experience mental health problems, according to the World Health Organization.What happens when you add a stressful health pandemic to the developing teenage brain? A recent study of the psychological consequences of Covid-19 on teenagers in China suggests that both depression and anxiety could be soaring, particularly among girls, high-school seniors and low-income students.There have been plenty of anecdotal reports of emotional distress in the United States since the virus...
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Dealing with anxiety and grief in Covid era
Many of us perceive “grief” as being a response to losing someone we love while in the actual sense, grief is actually a much more of a complex phenomenon. Dealing with any kind of loss can involve a grief process, even if that loss isn’t exactly tangible.During this Covid-19 period, there is so much to grieve for and this includes a collective loss of normalcy, and for many of us, we’ve lost a sense of connection, routine, and certainty about the future.Some of us have already lost jobs and even loved ones. Moreover, there is a lingering sense that more loss is still to come. That sense of fe...