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Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Science | The Guardian
Multitasking has been found to increase the production of the stress hormone cortisol as well as the fight-or-flight hormone adrenaline, which can overstimulate your brain and cause mental fog or scrambled thinking. Multitasking creates a dopamine-addiction feedback loop, effectively rewarding the brain for losing focus and for constantly searching for external stimulation.
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3 days ago by random
How a year of conference talks broke me and put me on the right path
So, conferences broke me. But in breaking me, they showed me where my focus should have been all along. Try to not push yourself too far, too fast. Focus on your mind, on your body, and on your relationships. I’m taking time off to do just that, and the community will still be there when I get back. Thanks for reading.
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5 days ago by spaceninja
The spy who hired me - Bartleby
In 2005-08, a sharp jump in alcohol use, depression and stress among j&j employees occurred. This coincided with a period when the firm had a target of lifting productivity by 9% a year.
corporation  health  data  stress 
7 days ago by soobrosa
How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
Those expectations encapsulate the millennial rearing project, in which students internalize the need to find employment that reflects well on their parents (steady, decently paying, recognizable as a “good job”) that’s also impressive to their peers (at a “cool” company) and fulfills what they’ve been told has been the end goal of all of this childhood optimization: doing work that you’re passionate about.
millennials  mentalHealth  stress  burnout  work  overwork  insecurity  instability  money  debt  precarity  education  parenting  DWYL  passion  jobs  employment  socialMedia  Instagram  identity  performance  branding  exploitation  acquiescence  women  culture  politics  lateCapitalism 
9 days ago by petej
How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
what French cartoonist Emma calls “the mental load,”
millennials  burnout  stress  mentalhealth 
9 days ago by camillaxgrey
How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.
stress  burnout  work  society  health  mental  life 
12 days ago by lightningdb

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