Crafting new hobbies to get through 2020
When we hear things about the year 2020, the first thing that comes to mind is probably something negative. What most people fail to see is that 2020 actually gives us an opportunity to take a step back from the chaos of our daily lives and simply take a break. On the other hand, being at home 24/7 causes something that many of us experience every day: boredom.The first couple of months of quarantine were more eventful. With the last weeks of the school year taking place, students were occupied with tasks to do. But by the time summer came along, many were faced with the realization that they ...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
For neuroscientist, the mind is what makes magic mesmerizing
The audience at the “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” show was definitely jazzed by young magician Daniel Roy’s sleight-of-hand skills when he managed to guess the hidden faces of playing cards using just his senses of sight, touch, and hearing. When he then nailed the eight of spades using — allegedly — only his sense of smell, the audience hooted and applauded louder still.But when Roy announced he was going to guess a card based on his sense of taste, a flutter of watchful apprehension went through the crowd. Roy asked his assistant from the audience to tear a tiny piece off one of the cards and giv...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
In a coronavirus state of mind? How to tell and what to do
Infections with the novel coronavirus are spiking again in Europe and elsewhere, prompting the reimposition of restrictions on public life. This is emotionally stressful for many people, all the more so because unlike the first wave in spring, the new wave is occurring in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and will likely continue through the winter.Doctors are advising people in affected regions to be on the lookout for possible signs of Covid-19-related mental health problems in themselves, their friends and their family - and to take them seriously."The second wave of the coronavirus pandemi...
xQc explains why he stopped using some offensive language
One fan changed his mind.
Popular Twitch streamer Félix "xQc" Lengyel is known for his trolling and controversial opinions. But he recently opened up about his decision to take some offensive words out of his vocabulary.During a game of Among Us, xQc told his viewers that he was no longer going to use the word "retard" as an insult, as it has long been seen as a slur towards individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Despite its harmful implications, the word has remained quite prevalent in the streaming and gaming world. xQc himself was a heavy user of the word.But that changed when xQc was playing ...
How to keep motivated with your fitness goals in the new normal
How to keep motivated with your fitness goals in the new normalMANILA, Philippines — For active people who regularly work out in the gym or who frequently exercise in the outdoors, being quarantined at home for months not only affected their routines but also their mindsets.If this happened to you, don’t feel guilty as it’s totally normal. The mind had different ways of coping with the challenges and changes brought about by the pandemic.But it’s also about time to get back on track with your fitness goals, especially as quarantine measures are being eased. Some physical activities like runnin...
Sienna Miller 'assumed the mind of a child' to entertain daughter during lockdown
The actress shares her girl with her ex-boyfriend, actor Tom Sturridge, and, speaking to Porter magazine, she opened up on helping Marlowe through the coronavirus pandemic."She was too young to be able to manage it on her own. And being an only child, she didn't have much stimulation from people her own age," said Sienna, "so I had to regress and (assume) a seven-year-old mindset."(There was) lots of roughhousing, throwing on beds and playing, which I was very happy to do," she continued. "But there wasn't much time for anything else."The American Sniper star went on to say she had "grand idea...
Your mind can heal your body
Have you ever thought of how powerful thought can be?We normally do not bother to think of what thought is, its nature and how it is created by us. A thought or idea is a product of our mind, our consciousness. It cannot be seen, heard, smelled, tasted or touched; it is ignored by mainstream Western science. They cannot even agree on how to define consciousness. Is consciousness merely the product of the chemical processes of the human brain? Is its existence dependent on the brain, or can it exist independent of the brain? No one has satisfactorily answered this question.Did our thought creat...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Retirement still far from Ginebra lifer Mark Caguioa’s mind
Retirement still far from Ginebra lifer Mark Caguioa’s mindJohn Bryan Ulanday(Philstar.com) – October 19, 2020 – 7:23pmCLARK – It’s inevitable, but Mark Caguioa is not thinking about retirement just yet after playing his record-setting 18th season with Barangay Ginebra.The bona fide Gin King — who has been with the franchise through highs and lows — played six quality minutes in their 105-91 mastery of rival Meralco for his official bubble debut and more importantly, for his unprecedented 18th year with a single franchise.He broke a tie with Alvin Patrimonio (Purefoods) and Harvey Carey (TNT),...
Pandemic of the mind
More than seven in 10 young people in Thailand indicated that Covid-19 is affecting their mental health and causing stress, worry, and anxiety, according to a Unicef-led survey released in April. What is worrying youngsters the most is the uncertainty of their family’s financial status, followed by worry about their education and future employment opportunities.The novel coronavirus has not only sabotaged the world’s economy and ruined the lives of adults but it also is wreaking havoc on children too. While it is normal for young people to feel anxious and stressed amid an outbreak, learning h...
The Bangkok Post
'Any footballer would love to play there' - Cavani already has his next club in mind after Manchester United
Edinson Cavani has revealed that he is keen on a move to Argentine giants Boca Juniors after his stint with Manchester United ends.Cavani has only just signed with the Red Devils, joining as a free agent on Monday after spending seven seasons with PSG.The 33-year-old signed an initial one-year contract with the option of a further 12 months and is set to earn €11 million (£10m/$13m) per season at Old Trafford.Prior to joining United, Cavani has said he was in discussions with Boca vice president Juan Roman Riquelme over a possible move to Argentina."Roman wrote to me with great respect, he wan...