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message 1: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/sci...

When I read this article, I swear, it was like they were talking about me...

message 2: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments wow, when i read this article i swear they were talking about RA

message 3: by Chloe (new)

Chloe (countessofblooms) | 347 comments RA is a lab rat? Does he know those rodents from NIMH?

Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments “Behaviors become habitual faster in stressed animals than in the controls, and worse, the stressed animals can’t shift back to goal-directed behaviors when that would be the better approach,” Dr. Sousa said. “I call this a vicious circle.”

You mean, like compulsively checking your email and Goodreads and Facebook accounts over and over? That kind of habitual behavior?

message 5: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Great. Now I'm stressed about stress.

Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments It's a vicious loop, 'tis...

message 7: by Misha (new)

Misha (ninthwanderer) They're talking about me as well. I think I've hit "refresh" on gmail about 1,000 times since I got to work less than 90 minutes ago.

Now, if I could only figure out how to destress...

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