Here’s some science I can really get behind: recent studies show that spacing out can be really good for creativity — and for your brain. The Harvard Business Review suggests taking lots of breaks to zone out and not focus to arrive at new ideas and helps prevents burnout. So let your mind wander and daydream a little, it’s good for your neurons and your noodle.
Archive for January, 2010
Hate Valentine’s Day or love it, nothing will stop the arrival of February 14th. We like to think that our guts make a great way to tell someone you lung them — er, love them — so get some if you’re looking for a special way of telling someone when urine love. Don’t forget to order by Feb. 8th to assure domestic delivery, and check out our crazy sale section to see if any of our half-off tees would work for your honey.
Here’s an interesting tidbit: just 5-10% of of organs sold worldwide are black market, the rest are donated freely or sold legally. The Wall Street Journal published a fascinating article, Tackling the Organ Shortage, about ways to solve the organ donor problem. Here’s how other countries handle things: in Iran and Singapore, donors are paid for organs. In Israel, you get yourself on the donor list, or you move to the bottom of the list when you need one — tough love. Europe: presumed consent unless you opt out. Interestingly enough, Iran is the only country to have eliminated organ shortage completely, having implemented a system that pays $1,200 per organ. The WSJ estimates that paying as much as $15,000 per organ in the US would be cheaper than ponying up for kidney dialysis later on. It’s a great article, and fascinating read.
I have a strong weakness for trashy magazines, especially when I’m sick, as I’ve been for the past two freakin’ weeks. Anyway, the recent issue of Glamour offered a health tip that seemed appropriate for the new year — that forgiveness is good for you. The body releases the stress hormone cortisol when you’re angry and upset. Too much cortisol could lead to heart trouble, and it makes you pissy to boot. So do yourself and your body a favor and let go of whatever and whomever is bothering you. We’re all flawed in one way or another, right?
We’ve gotta make some room over here at Gutsy Headquarters for fun new stuff, so we’re running a giant sale on tons of your favorite guts. All plushies are $2 off, and so are gutsy gift packs, plus a ton of tees are now half-off regular price — get one of your fave shirts for a mere $12 in our Steals + Deals section. And happy new year to you!