I've been having a lot of migraines lately. I've always had them but didn't really acknowledge them as migraines. Over the summer they became occasionally crippling. Now it's all the time. So I started the whole migraine diary thing but yesterday I came to the realization that I really just need to take better care of my body. Grad school has totally got me into that survival "ignore bodily functions to finish this now" mode even when I'm not doing anything particularly critical. So I've resolved to take better care of myself. And then today I read this article. Your boyfriend's list is a pretty good match for mine, I think. Am I thirsty? Am I hungry? Am I tired? Am I cold? And I think it beats the avoidance tactics by being a list of active things, things that you SHOULD do instead of making a list of things you should not do. I mean, we should be able to manage this stupid reptile-brain stuff, right? Our bodies shouldn't have to hit the panic button with crippling headaches to make us pay attention.
I associate the THX surround-sound noise so strongly with the original Star Wars trilogy that I find it confusing not to be followed by the Star Wars opening theme. The Studio Ghibli one is also very simple and evocative, any anime fan would recognize it instantly.
People are still actually using IQ as a measure of intelligence? I'd like to read the actual paper because none of the psychologists I know are that stupid.