Maybe grumpy cat is onto something. According to a new study published by The Lancet, unhappiness is not shown to have any adverse effects on your health.
The study followed over 700,000 women from Britain for 10 years, relying on self-reported testimony of their health, happiness, stress, feelings of control, and whether they felt relaxed. After adjusting for pre-existing conditions, the study concluded that happiness was not associated with mortality from heart disease or cancer. Feelings of stress and lack of control also did not make a difference in each participant’s health.
These finds drastically change the perspective of stress and its effect on the heart. No reason to stress more about your health if you are already under pressure. So go on and be grumpy, just not for too long as the holiday gatherings are fast approaching.
Check out the best female slam poets in Albuquerque tonight at The Outpost Performance Space. Presented in partnership with ABQSlams and New Mexico Literary Arts, 10 of the best performance poets in the city will be competing for Best Woman Slammer in the ABQ WOW Poetry Slam Championship. The winner will go on to represent our city in the International WOW (Women of the World) Poetry Slam in Brooklyn N.Y. March 9–12, 2016. This event was created by Women for Women Poetry Slam Competitors, with the support of Poetry Slam Inc., representing the best slam poets in the Southwest since 1995. Admission is $10–$15 and doors open at 7:00 p.m. for this two-hour-long competition.
With holiday shopping in full force, Humble Coffee Company urges you to stay “grounded” and shop local. The coffee shop will be hosting an arts and crafts show along with Chela Gurnee Jewelry, Spectacle Caravan, and Salt Territory tomorrow, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local artists, artisans, and other creative people, including Rock 101 will gather in the parking lot behind Humble Coffee. Grab a coffee at Humble to go with a pie or cookies from New Mexico Pie Company, or stop by the food trucks, Adoughbe Pizza or the Supper Truck, for something more substantial.
his is the chance to find out more about your ancestry. The traveling Genealogy Roadshow is coming to Albuquerque’s Old Airport Terminal all day Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Genealogists Kenyatta Berry, the president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and Joshua Taylor, the president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, will be a resource for people wanting to learn more about the relatives of their past. With so many digitized documents, there’s no telling what could be found.
What are your plans this weekend?