Reducing Mental Effort – Part 6
Our series on reducing mental effort continues. Do less One often overlooked way to reduce mental effort is simply to do less. Pull back from obligations. Decline invitations. Withdraw from projects till your plate is less full. Working with a very full plate can be stimulating, but it’s best as a short-term condition. In the long run, it’s great to have excess capacity, especially for developing fresh creative ideas, investing in some long-term projects that will never be urgent, and rejuvenating yourself. When everything on your plate becomes a have-to, especially when there’s constant urgency involved, you never get around to those important but never urgent items that could make a real difference in your life. Yet those are the projects that often grant the greatest feelings of satisfaction. Remember the high cost of saying yes. You can only fit so much into your life, so make each yes as high-value as you can. A good standard here is to ask whether a yes is closer to a “hell yes” or a “mostly yes.” If you fill your plate with the latter, you may not have the capacity to accept or even to recognize when a true “hell yes” comes along. Consider that one really good “hell yes” opportunity can produce greater results than lots of “mostly yes” obligations combined. Saving some capacity for the occasional “hell yes” could save you a lot more mental effort in the long run....
Authors: Messaadi N, Bayen S, Beghin L, Lefebvre JM, Colleau S, Deken V, Cottencin O, Quersin F, Descamps A, Vanhelst J Abstract BACKGROUND: Screen media usage has become increasingly commonplace in daily life with children initiating themselves to screen media at an early age. Given the high prevalence of screen viewing among children worldwide, its impact on children's health has become a cause for concern. Unfortunately, little information on the independent association between sleep habits and screen time in French children is currently available. The main aim of this study was to assess possible...
Publication date: Available online 28 May 2020Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular and Cell Biology of LipidsAuthor(s): Aline Bayerle, Christian Marsching, Mariona Rabionet, Shaalee Dworski, Mustafa A. Kamani, Chandramohan Chitraju, Nina L. Gluchowski, Katlyn R. Gabriel, Silke Herzer, Richard Jennemann, Thierry Levade, Jeffrey A. Medin, Roger Sandhoff
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Conclusions: EVs from buffaloes infected with Theileria spp. were successfully isolated and characterized. This is an advance in the knowledge of host-parasite relationship that contributes to the understanding of host immune response and theileriosis evasion mechanisms. These findings may pave the way for searching new EVs candidate-markers for a better production of safe biological products derived from buffaloes.
Conclusions: JZTX-X selectively suppresses Kv4.2 and Kv4.3 potassium channe l activity in a concentration- and voltage-dependent manner and causes long-lasting mechanical hyperalgesia.
Conclusion: Our results suggest a different biochemical composition of S. polymorpha venom, based on the different effects of four venom fractions on the cells tested, according to statistical evidence. Fractions F6 and F7 caused the most important alterations.
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Irsa S. Hasan, Hartzell V. Schaff, Richard C. Daly, Katherine S. King, John M. Stulak, Kevin L. Greason, Joseph A. Dearani
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Takafumi Ouchi, Noriyuki Kato, Hiroaki Kato, Takatoshi Higashigawa, Hisato Ito, Ken Nakajima, Shuji Chino, Toshiya Tokui, Toru Mizumoto, Hajime Sakuma
Publication date: September 2020Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 21Author(s): Nobuya Murakami, Takato Morioka, Satoshi O. Suzuki, Nobutaka Mukae, Takafumi Shimogawa, Yoshihiro Matsuo, Takakazu Sasaguri, Masahiro Mizoguchi
Publication date: September 2020Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 21Author(s): Zachary K. Christian, Kimmo J. Hatanpaa, Richard J. Auchus, Stephen R. Hammes, Ankur R. Patel, Bruce E. Mickey