Your Weekly Wellness Update
Critics of the of the studies point out that there too few studies, the sample size is too small, and the studies only looked at a particular cancers like lung, colon and blood cancer. Furthermore, the blood test is tricky because cancer DNA only stays in your system for a few hours after the cancer cells shed. However, early studies show the blood test predicted recurrences of lymphoma more than 3 months before they were noticeable on CT scans.
- You are not allowed to spend any money on anything, no matter what.
- You can use your utilities but no extra expenses on these utilities, meaning no renting movies on cable, no text messages that aren't already covered by your cell phone plan, etc.
- Extra challenge each weekend: for example, try going an entire weekend without television or using your car, meditate once/day, or deep clean the room you spend the most time in.
Seem like an impossible challenge? Modify it for your lifestyle. Try not spending money on Tuesdays/Thursdays or just on Saturdays. Running out of ideas of what to do with all the free time? Here are 102 Things to Do on a Money-Free Weekend.
Common Myths About Introverts:
- Myth #1: Introverts are plagued by public speaking anxiety. Many studies found that public speaking is not an act of extroversion. Public speaking is a performance and many performers are hugely introverted (like Ingrid Bergman, Kerry Washington, Chris Cooper, Amy Adams, and Steve Martin).
- Myth #2: Extroverts are better leaders than introverts. Extroverts are much more likely to be attracted to and selected for leadership roles but they are not necessarily better leaders. Both types of personalities are equally successful in leaderships roles.
- Myth #3: Extroverts are better networkers than introverts. While extroverts many have more contacts, research shows this does not directly relate to a higher rate of job acquisition. Furthermore, introverts tend to have fewer yet more diverse friendships.
People misinterpret an introvert as someone who doesn't like to be around people, when in fact many introverts love to be around people - they just need alone time to fully engage and recharge. Moreover, studies show that solitude is a tool for self-renewal, insight and creativity. When psychologists look at the lives of the most creative people the results show these individuals have a huge streak of introversion. For introverts, solitude is a fundamental aspect of creativity, productivity and problem-solving.
The fact is, most people are ambiverted meaning a combination of introverted AND extroverted: quiet in some situations and loud in others, alternating between seeking the spotlight and staying in the background. Not sure if you're an introvert, extrovert or ambivert? Listen to this talk from Susan Cain on "The Power of Introverts" and take this brief quiz to find out!