Self Improvement


Interesting lesser known facts
  • The French Association of Artistic Action Director (AFAA), Philippe Erlanger and the film critics Emile Vuillermoz and Rene Jeanne came up with the idea of the Cannes Festival.
  • From 1946 to 1959, the jury of the Cannes Festival was only chaired by Frenchmen.
  • Since the mid-1990s, the jury meetings have been taken place at the Domergue Villa, in the California quarter.
  • The 24 steps require 60 metres of carpet and are changed three times a day during the film festival.
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  • Warp technology may be possible in reality.
  • In 1994, theoretical physicist Miguel Alcubierre proposed a means of FTL space travel consistent with general relativity. Inspired by Star Trek, Alcubierre described an engine creating an energy field with lower density than the vacuum of space. By contracting space ahead of the ship and expanding it behind, a spacecraft could “ride a wave” forward.
  • Unfortunately, Alcubierre's proposal raises the same theoretical problems as wormhole travel. Just as wormholes would require massive amounts of energy — and some as-yet unknown material to sustain it — so would warp drives.

When we daydream, we form alternate-reality thoughts with the assistance of the default mode network - a cluster of brain regions. Researchers found this network is most active when we are not focusing on anything.

  • Neuroscientists think this type of creative thinking can help our brains reflect on the past and plan for the future.
  • Other researchers surmise it might reduce anxiety, boost creativity and improve memory.
The power in breathing

Breathing calms down our fight-or-flight responses and opens up the opportunity for us to relax ourselves and our nerves in order to choose the most considerate and constructive response, appropriate for the situation.

There are times where we feel like we are about to explode from all the anger and frustration that we feel. Oftentimes, it's better to let it all out. However, during times where this is not applicable, we can use the power of breathing in order to release the tension we feel.

Unexpected anxiety

According to several large scale surveys, up to one in three adults is affected by an anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Anxiety symptoms include tense muscles, dry mouth, irritability, making it hard to focus. It can randomly pop up at the most unexpected times.

Instead of hoping our anxiety will go away by itself, it's more helpful to reset our body, mind, and plan. And it takes less than ten minutes.

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