The Hilarious Philippine MMDA Camouflage Outfit

archive.militarytimes-bildePhilippine Netizens criticize MMDA rescue battalion’s camouflage outfit during typhoon Ruby
‘Netizens have criticized the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for deploying civilian rescue teams dressed in combat camouflage to critical areas in the metropolis at the height of Typhoon Ruby’s onslaught.

‘While many of the netizens emphasized they recognized the agency’s “noble effort” to provide service to Filipinos during disasters, some could not help but ask why the MMDA had chosen a rescue outfit that was “not visible in the dark.”’

The serious issue became funny when Mike Cohen, who claimed to write for the world’s leading defense and military publication, asked “what if rescuers fall into flood waters?”

‘They might not be seen…’

It was as if Cohen implied ‘how stupid this MMDA is’. LOL At least our netizens realized that the outfit was ‘not visible in the dark’.

Another Good Reason to Go to Bed Earlier
‘…Previous studies have linked sleep problems with such repetitive negative thoughts, especially in cases where someone does not get enough shuteye. Nota and Coles set out to replicate these studies, and to further see if there’s any link between having such repetitive thoughts and the actual time when someone goes to bed.

‘They asked 100 young adults at Binghamton University to complete a battery of questionnaires and two computerized tasks. In the process, they measured how much the students worry, ruminate or obsess about something — three measures by which repetitive negative thinking is gauged. The students were also asked whether they were more habitual morning or evening types, preferring to hold regular hours or to have a sleep-wake schedule that is more skewed towards later in the day.

‘The researchers found that people who sleep for shorter periods of time and go to bed later often experience more repetitive negative thoughts than others. This was also true for those students who described themselves as evening types…’

Even The Way You Walk Can Change Your Mood
How we walk affects what we remember: Gait modifications through biofeedback change negative affective memory bias
‘Several studies have shown that physical exercise such as walking has effects on depression. These studies have focused on increasing intensity and amount of physical activity. In the present study, we investigated whether not only the intensity but also the style of physical activity affects depression related processes.

‘Using an unobtrusive biofeedback technique, we manipulated participants (39 undergraduates) to change their walking patterns to either reflect the characteristics of depressed patients or a particularly happy walking style. The intensity of walking (i.e. walking speed) was held constant across condition. During walking, participants first encoded and later recalled a series of emotionally loaded terms.

‘The difference between recalled positive and recalled negative words was much lower in participants who adopted a depressed walking style as compared to participants who walked as if they were happy…’


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