Researchers found perfectionists had a 51% increased risk of premature death compared to more laid-back study volunteers, possibly due to increased anxiety and stress. However, perfectionism benefited people with diseases like diabetes, as they were likelier to follow doctors' orders.
“When I go through and mark up a menu, I’m not doing it to humiliate the person... I just want them to know so they don’t look uneducated." Is this persnickety dame a recession casualty?
Lots of news today on the understanding anorexia front. First, a new study of recovered anorexics and "healthy" women shows that anorexia permanently alters the way that the brain perceives pleasure. In anorexics, there is little difference in the way that the brain registers pleasure and registers loss, giving…