Techniques to defeat Stress without Meds or Shrinks [Infographic]

Stress isn’t something that has to be tolerated. You need to get rid of it for your own good.

There are just too many things that can cause stress nowadays. And work stress usually takes the crown. Things have gotten so bad that it can even cause a medical condition in the form of chronic stress.

But fear not. If you feel that you’re getting stressed-out occasionally, there’s no need to search for medication. In situations like this, the right approach and a thought-out strategy usually help out a lot.

And that’s what our infographic is for. We’ve gathered the best 18 techniques that can help you defeat stress without having to take pills or turn to any radical methods. You’ll also find a handful of quick tips to make the process even more simple.

Have a look through the infographic, and you’ll find a way of fighting stress that works the best for you.

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Nalgene Water Bottles & Reverb help “Green” Live Music Events

Nalgene Water Bottles IMG by Kyle LeBoeuf
Nalgene Water Bottles
IMG by Kyle LeBoeuf on Flickr

Extract from “Nalgene Water Bottles Team up with REVERB to Help “Green” Live Music Events Nationwide” article Originally Published on Business Wire

A series of live music events—including tours by Dave Matthews Band, Phish and Barenaked Ladies—will pair Earth-conscious concertgoers with the premier reusable water bottle to encourage fans to take positive action for the planet.

To address the huge amount of disposable water bottle waste created at concerts, Nalgene Outdoor Products, maker of reusable water bottles and food storage containers, and REVERB, a non-profit organization that creates and executes ‘green’ programs at rock concerts to reduce environmental waste, have teamed up to provide reusable water bottles to music fans during the 2015 summer and fall live music season.

“Nalgene reusable bottles are a natural fit for a tour greening partner,” explains Adam Gardner, guitarist for Guster and co-director of REVERB. “They directly help us reduce the environmental footprint of concerts in a way that fans appreciate.”

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What do you think? When you go to live concerts, what environmental or eco-friendly actions do you take? Let us know your opinion in the comment box below, we’ll appreciate them!

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Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier

40 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier

Originally Published on psysci.co

It’s easy to become obsessed with the pursuit of seeking happiness, but the truth is we can all do a little something to feel a bit happier. Often ‘a bit’ happier is all it takes to feel significantly better, the journey to happiness is more of an accumulation of marginal gains rather than one big thing suddenly making us happier.

Some of these ways will be more useful to certain people than others and for that reason they are in no particular order.

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Practical Ways to Feel Happy

25 Science-Backed Ways to Feel Happier

Originally Published as 25 Science-Backed Ways to Feel Happier on Greatist.com

Even as children, we’re taught to recognize and celebrate feelings of happiness—and it’s no wonder. Not only is happiness one of the most positive emotions we can experience, but being happy is also the key to a fulfilled, healthy life. Plus, cheeriness is linked to living longer, how hard we work, physical function as we age, and an improved immune system, among other health benefits.

While it’s hard to define (especially since it varies from person to person), some experts describe happiness as “a combination of life satisfaction and having more positive emotions than negative emotions,” while others view it as consisting of three parts: feeling good, living a “good life,” and feeling part of a larger purpose. There’s also a distinct difference between short- and long-term happiness: The former is a fleeting feeling, while the latter applies to how we describe our own lives.

While some factors that affect happiness might be outside of our control (such as genetics or certain life circumstances), there are always actions we can take to amp up our own good feelings. To smile wider, be more satisfied with life, and feel altogether better—both in the present and the future—try introducing any (or all!) of these practices into your life. Continue reading “Practical Ways to Feel Happy”