Being Middle Management Sucks For Monkeys, TooThe corporate ladder has a lot of rungs, but there are three basic places you can be on it: at the top, where you're making the rules, at the bottom where you've got nothing to lose, and everywhere else. Studies have shown that folks in that vast middle management hierarchy are generally the most stressed out people at a place of employment, and a recent study by the University of Manchester suggests that phenomenon might not be confined to humans working thankless white collar jobs. Monkeys in the middle of the social hierarchy -- those who aren't leaders, but aren't losers either -- seem to suffer more stress from the effects of unpleasant behavior while also getting less benefit from stress relievers like grooming,Read on...
Having a Stressful Thanksgiving? Have Some Calming ManateesWe want to take the chance to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Geekosystem. We hope to heck that you're having a great day, surrounded by loved ones, kicking back, and increasingly filled with wonderful food. We know, though, that, between setting tables, getting pies out of the oven, and arguing politics with your nearest and dearest, things can get a little bit stressful during the holidays. Or, okay, a lot stressful. When we need to step away from things for a moment, there's one site that always helps us take a nice deep breath and get a little perspective. We're talking of course, about Calming Manatee. In the interest of you having a nice, chill day among family, friends, and food, here are a few of our favorite aquatic reminders that things are going to be just fine.Read on...
Pressure-Sensitive Keyboard Knows When You’re Busy, Blocks Notifications
Have you ever noticed that you type harder when you're really trying to faster? Well, whether you've noticed it or not, most people do push down on keys more when they're under stress, work-related or otherwise. While a new keyboard being designed in Japan won't do anything to help relieve that stress, it can at least tell you're computer not to get in your way while you're under the gun.Read on...