Swearing occurs in most cultures - people swear to let off steam, or to shock or insult others. It is also a common response to a painful experience. We’ve all done it: after stubbing our toe, or hitting our thumb with a hammer, we draw a sharp breath and mutter a swear word. Until now, though, whether swearing actually alters our perception of pain had not been investigated. But according to a new study due to be published next month in the journal NeuroReport, swearing increases pain tolerance, enabling us to withstand at least one form of pain for longer.
What is this new job you are lovin' even when the lights go out?
Affiliate Marketing for a Tech Firm.
I’ll let you guess which one. (Hint: It’s a really good one.)
I have some great brands that I manage (including a Shoe retailer or two!) and totally solid coworkers.
I should probably be clear about something though…while I love new job, everytime the lights go out I am highly tempted to just throw in the towel- head home to Simon and spend the evening playing Dominos, listening to records and eating black & white cookies.
But alas, there are presentations to create and strategies to define….which means me and my desk chair will be the best of friends for a while.
(And to that end, I will likely be a bad blogger for the next few days. Don’t be mad! I’m prepping for a big client meeting this Friday….I am currently in deck hell.)
This is (pointing at myself) one of Kate’s very biggest fans!
This is a secret: Kate shows up in my dreams with alarming regularity (I mean that in the least weird way possible). Sometimes the Doctor is there too!
This is mad love: Kate is fantastic. One of my very favorite things about Kate is how she always keeps it real.
She is artistic and poetic and stylish….but never at the expense of being a totally cool, down to earth chick.
I argue that her blog is among the very best on Tumblr and she is among the very neatest on the interwebs.
I couldn’t love her more!
This is the truth: Kate is my friend. Her talent as a writer has allowed her to become such a dear part of my life (and bright spot in my day)….I can’t wait for the opportunity to give her the most adoring IRL hug someday soon.
Happy bloggiversary Kate. I am thankful for you!
I wrote the above in honor of Ms. Kate’s bloggiversary.
You all follow Kate, right? Oh you must…she is fantastic!