Clothing that Responds to a Wearer’s Stress or Anxiety

Designed by Iga Węglińska, the Emotional Clothing Collection comprises two tops that change color or flash with lights to indicate if the wearer is anxious or stressed. “The collection is designed to stimulate our sense of taking part and force us to focus more on our bodies, for example by calming our breath to reduce a stress level,” says the designer. The line also explores …

Zoning Out is Good For You

Great news for a Friday afternoon: zoning out is good for you. NY Mag’s Science of Us has looked into the current obsession with mindfulness—remaining constantly focused—and found that the opposite is also crucial to mental health. Apparently, when you let your mind wander (usually while doing menial tasks that take little concentration) you are more likely to have an “aha!” moment—like realizing why a …