News tagged with metaphor

Spontaneous humor relieves stress in cancer patients

Analysis led by Lancaster University researchers suggests that spontaneous humour is used and appreciated by people with cancer and can be a helpful way of dealing with distressing, taboo or embarrassing circumstances.

Dec 06, 2017
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'Mind reading' thanks to metaphors

Observe whether two people use metaphors in conversation with each other if you want to guess how close they are as friends. Or sharpen your ability to tune into other people's emotional or mental states by observing the ...

Mar 12, 2015
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Pinball as a model for dealing with grief

The process of grieving can be compared to the workings of a pinball machine, where mourners' movement between different stages of grief such as shock and depression may be unpredictable, according to authors writing in September's ...

Sep 14, 2012
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Probing Question: What is mindfulness?

Ancient wisdom tells us to "stop and smell the roses" and to "live for the moment." Given our busy lives, it's no surprise that this advice is often easier said than done. Many of us multitask not only our physical chores, ...

May 21, 2012
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