Some people would say that they perform best under pressure. They believe that their brains are actually stimulated more when they’re under pressure because of the adrenaline rush! On the flip side, however, are the people who freeze like deer in the headlights when subjected to a high-pressure situation.

How Pressure Affects an Individual’s Performance

High-pressure situations can be so scary that they can leave people frozen in fear. Just like deer caught in the headlights, they freeze. Instead of the usual “fight or flight” response, these people are unsure what to do next. …


Even back in the days of the cavemen, anxiety helped countless people survive.

As part of the body’s so-called “flight or fight” response, anxiety brings a heightened awareness of your surroundings, increased heart rate, and a sudden urge to flee during a dangerous situation. Having been adequately warned by your senses, you can escape from harm and save yourself.

But while this adrenaline rush has undoubtedly helped many people do things that they didn’t think they could during an average day, anxiety isn’t always helpful.

As many as 284 million people across the globe suffered some form of anxiety disorder…


Our ancestors survived animal attacks after their bodies warned them that danger was at hand. They literally ran away from the face of danger! That’s what survival was about. In those days, the human body produced adrenaline to save people from trouble by triggering the “flight or fight” mode.

During this adrenaline rush, people might have experienced anxiety which helped them register the danger signs and run away to save themselves.

In modern times, a similar yet totally different thing happens. Human beings are subjected to other sources of trauma and stress.

One good example is giving a presentation to…


If you’re feeling exhausted, worried, overwhelmed, or mentally checked out because of the wholesale changes brought forth by these unprecedented times, you’re not alone. The lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have isolated billions of people all over the world, increasing stress and anxiety.

The statistics bear this out. Four in ten adults in the US have reported symptoms of anxiety and depression in a survey conducted in January 2021, representing a fourfold increase from January to June 2019.

Some 53% of adults, on the other hand, worry that Coronavirus-related stress is affecting their mental health.

That’s not to mention…


Sometimes, no amount of preparation feels like it’s enough to deal with the nerve-racking ordeal of having to walk in front of a room full of strangers and be judged on the basis of your merits against a bevy of your peers.

It’s safe to say that there isn’t a soul out there that doesn’t feel the jitters before a crucial job interview.

There aren’t many situations quite like it, after all — it’s your one shot to give the best account of yourself. And it might not ever come again.

So much is at stake riding on your performance…


If you’ve browsed the internet for any amount of time recently, you’ve undoubtedly come across a meme.

They’re present in every nook and cranny of social media and the world wide web. Scroll through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for just a few moments, and you’ll run into one sooner or later.

Some of the most famous memes have already entered pop culture, traversing the internet towards other media. You’ve certainly met Pepe the Frog or Wojak — if not on the internet, then most likely in the newspaper, on TV, or in movies.

Despite their apparent silliness, memes are fast…


Do you have it in you to become a game developer? There’s no better time to determine whether you may be perfect for this job!

Try to evaluate yourself as objectively as possible to establish whether you fit the bill as a game developer. If you identify with most of these descriptions, then you should probably start improving your skills so you can secure a job in this field:

  • You love coding and keep code snippets.
  • You spend a lot of time coding.
  • You’re interested in solving error messages.
  • You dream about coding.
  • You continually find reasons to improve games.

Video games are a billion-dollar business and in 2020, the revenue from the worldwide PC gaming market was estimated at almost $37 billion. Nearly 28 years since Doom was released in December 1993 — one of the most popular sci-fi FPS games of all time that spurred the practice of modding into full gear — the global video game industry is scaling to heights never before imagined.

It’s no longer something associated with the stereotypical notions of the gaming culture — the rise of esports, on the other hand, has ensured gaming’s place as a “true” sport.

Modding means players…


The esports industry is expected to reach the $1.084 billion mark in 2021, which translates to a more than 14 percent growth for the esports industry, which generated $947.1 million in revenue last year. If a full-blown global pandemic can’t hinder the industry’s explosive growth, nothing will. That’s a foregone conclusion.

And as the highly sophisticated traditional fashion industry turns esports into a hotbed of innovation and commercial fashion opportunity, we’re beginning to witness the closely intertwined link between what were once seen as disparate industries.

But the rapidly growing link between gaming and fashion isn’t limited just to commercial…


The esports industry is expected to reach the $1.084 billion mark in 2021, which translates to a more than 14 percent growth for the esports industry, which generated $947.1 million in revenue last year. If a full-blown global pandemic can’t hinder the industry’s explosive growth, nothing will. That’s a foregone conclusion.

And as the highly sophisticated traditional fashion industry turns esports into a hotbed of innovation and commercial fashion opportunity, we’re beginning to witness the closely intertwined link between what were once seen as disparate industries.

But the rapidly growing link between gaming and fashion isn’t limited just to commercial…

Micha Astrera

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