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The Maslach Burnout Inventory, developed by a professor of psychology at the University of California, tries to define burnout by fielding the following criteria: Fatigue, cynicism, negativity towards one’s life or job role, along with reduced job performance.
The results showed that burnout is relative, and how we define it depends on not one, but all the listed criteria.
The idea that food is safe to eat off the floor if you pick it up quickly is not accurate.
A study showed that in some cases, bacteria takes less than a second to transfer to food. The longer food was allowed to stay on a surface, the more bacteria was transferred to the food. The higher the moisture, the higher the risk of transfer.
Bacteria travel through moisture. Wet food like watermelon will pick up the most bacteria, while less sticky food like gummy candies picks up the least. Regarding the surface, carpet has a lower rate of bacteria transfer to food than other surfaces.
The risk of illness from eating food that has fallen on the floor will depend on factors such as prevalence, concentration and type of organism, moisture of the food, the nature of the surface, and the length of time the food was in contact with the surface.
Intermittent fasting (IF) became very popular back in 2013 with "The 8-hour diet" by David Zinczenko and Peter Moore. They claimed that eating your food within an 8-hour window would result in drastic weight loss.
Unlike other diets, IF is about limiting when you eat rather than what you eat.
Hoarding is a serious psychiatric disorder which has been witnessed by doctors for centuries, and is not some behavioural trait of otherwise normal people.
Symptoms of this disorder start from adolescence, and later become problematic.
Apart from mental issues, hoarding increases the chances of:
Stockpiling is a comparatively normal behaviour coming as a result of an event or condition that can impact the availability of a particular item.
A person anticipates the shortage of something in the future, and reserves it in case it is needed later.
Panic Buying is more of an impulsive, reaction which is usually temporary and is mainly the anxiety which is felt due to an impending future event or crisis.
It includes buying huge quantities of.. toilet paper too. It also involves going into ‘survival mode’ and scavenging during an ongoing crisis.
Meditation or mindfulness is not a uniform, unchanging process, but a highly subjective one, having unique effects on different individuals.
New experiments using machine learning dive deep into the brain, breath and body states during the various stages of meditation, helping the machine learning program recognize internal attention brain networks during breath attention, mind wandering, or thinking about the past.
Extensive experimentation recording more than 2000 brain patterns per person led to certain insights which were not possible before.