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Read story: Virtually treating mental health
Technology & Computing
Virtually treating mental health

There is a new form of therapy taking hold in the field of mental health. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is well known for affecting many military personnel who have been to the battlefield. But this disorder can also happen to anyone who has been subjected to high levels of anxiety or stress. Traditional treatments have, up until now, been psychotherapy or drugbased. Drugs particularly may mask the symptoms but perhaps never really provide a cure, and some can have detrimental side effects. However, with the advent of accessible immersive virtual reality, things have changed. A new form of therapy called VRET or Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy is being tried. The theory behind VRET is that by exposing the person to circumstances that approximate the situation that caused them stress, they will gradually lose their fear of it and learn to confront it. The goal is to be able to start to live a normal life without avoiding things or places that remind the person of their fear. With soldiers this would mean putting them back into a scenario containing stuff, like helicopters, encountered in combat but this time in virtual reality. The technology immerses them in that scene and to some degree makes them part of it. The good thing is that the risks of a real combat scenario are no longer present and they can come out of it whenever they want by taking off the headset. Trials and studies have indicated good results so far and a reduction in PTSD symptoms for those who have undergone VRET.

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By Debate Magazine
Aug 12, 2018 · 4 min read

Read story: Are you Sitting Comfortably?
Business
Are you Sitting Comfortably?

In work today, people are less accepting of uninspiring office environments focused on uniformity and are seeking greater choice and control over where and how to work.

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By factory
Jul 26, 2018 · 3 min read

Read story: Grey Goose and Jamie Foxx Go Off Script
Food & Drink
Grey Goose and Jamie Foxx Go Off Script

Just as Grey Goose is born of a unique distillation process that transforms exceptional French ingredients—soft winter wheat from the Picardy region and spring water from Gensac-la-Pallue—into a clean, smooth vodka, Foxx superbly reconstructs the typical Q&A interview format into a friendly, entertaining conversation. The exchange between Foxx and his guest allows viewers an opportunity to gain insight into the stars’ lives, inspirations, and passions.

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By Chilled Magazine
Jul 1, 2018 · 4 min read

Read story: The Relationship Between Sleep and Exercise
Health & Fitness
The Relationship Between Sleep and Exercise

It is no secret that we live in a progressively fast-paced society. With us constantly moving from one thing to the next and balancing many responsibilities, we often find ourselves neglecting certain aspects of our lives. Typically, we are conflicted with making the decision of losing sleep to exercise or not exercising to sleep longer. Although it is common knowledge that both sleep and exercise are important, a majority of adults are not meeting the recommended daily guidelines of 7-9 hours of sleep and approximately 30 minutes of exercise. By disregarding these two factors, individuals are making themselves more susceptible to certain health conditions such as, cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and depression. With this being the case, physicians and scientists have recently begun to examine the relationship between sleep and exercise and how these two factors impact overall health and well-being. Sleep is an important aspect for superlative health. The average adult should attain anywhere between 7-9 hours of sleep, however, only one-third of American adults meet this requirement. Research demonstrates that active adults need between 9-10 hours of sleep. This increase in optimal sleep time may be related to the need to recover from exercise conducted during the day. Contrary to popular belief, sleeping is a very detailed process. Our sleeping patterns are contingent upon the circadian rhythm, which serves as our body’s internal clock. A major function of the circadian rhythm is to send a signal

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By NALAMAG
Sep 4, 2018 · 4 min read

Read story: Courtney Barnett
Arts & Entertainment
Courtney Barnett

When we dial in to the call, Barnett picks up first ring. She’s been waiting on the conference line, bopping along to “kind of jazzy” hold music and getting ready to play in Utrecht, part of a European stint in support of her second album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’.

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By So Young Magazine
Jun 10, 2018 · 7 min read

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