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Darth Vader Stress Ball

Darth Vader Stress Ball  Does the stress of defending the galaxy have you at wits end? You need the Darth Vader Stress Ball from the NeatoShop. Forcefully squeeze Darth Vader’s head and feel the tension magically disappear. It is a quick way to restore peace and order to your mind.  Be sure to check out the NeatoShop [...]

Mario Goes Berserk

(YouTube Link) Apparently all the stress and strain of fixing pipes, jumping over barrels and saving princesses has gotten to poor Mario- he found a battle axe and he’s about to lose his mind! Will he ever find his way back to the Mushroom Kingdom? Do pixelated critters regenerate when they’re chopped into little square bits? And [...]

Oxydative Stress

by Patrique Roonquel L’Institut Sacre Bleu, Ashville, North Carolina In this paper we present inflexible evidence that increased oxidative stress was a primary triggering mechanism underlying the rise and fall of the Third Reich. The Effects of Oxidative Stress on Cell Membranes Figure one. Cell membranes damaged by oxidative stress often become depleted of phospholipids, depriving them of essential fatty [...]

Scientists Develop the Most Relaxing Tune

Sound therapists and stress specialists worked with the band Marconi Union to develop “Weightless”, the most relaxing song ever: Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low [...]

Great Pics of Soldiers Goofing Around

With so many boring days sitting around on the base, soldiers are known to relieve the boredom and stress of their jobs by goofing around. Environmental Graffiti has some great photos of these playful occurrences for your viewing pleasure. Link

Stress Beater

Stress Beater – $7.45 Does work have you down? Do you need a way to channel your anger and frustration? Get the Stress Beater from the NeatoShop and show stress who is boss. Stress will be screaming for mercy at the sight of this soft and squishy rubber toy. Nothing says I mean business like a [...]

Pillow fight Game

Chinese students release stress in A Pillow Fight Game prior to vital exam is a common game mostly played by young children (but can also occur with teens and adults) in which they engage in mock physical conflict, utilizing pillows as weapons.Being held from June 6th to 9th every year, the National College Entrance Exam, [...]

Postmodern Vacation Graph

We go on vacation to unwind, and relieve stress. Well, at least that used to be the case. I hear and see this phenomenon more and more often, although I’m relatively good at avoiding it. PHD Comics has a great assortment of funnies, for the cubicle minded. Link via Digg