Books
Search
Contact






Subscribe
  to the RSS feed.

Stress

Posted on 23rd January 2018

I was asked at 10am by the Guardian to write about how stress is shown in the body, by 12pm, while I’m on deadline to finish the second edit of Nine Pints, by next month. So I was appropriately stressed while writing it. But my nose isn’t cold. Even so, interesting stuff about the thermal imaging. I’m surprised at the surprise that faces and noses would be cold: in stressful/dangerous situations, it’s well known that blood moves from parts of the body that need it less to parts that need it more.

Cold noses, damaged DNA and other ways stress messes with your body, here.

Here is the Guardian’s chosen image and caption. May the phrase “frosty snout” be used more frequently.

 
[to comments]
  [10th November 2017]
In 2005, I went to Liberia to interview George Weah, the ex-footballer, who was a candidate for presidency. Liberians elected Ellen Johnson Sirleaf instead. But now in 2017 ...
  [20th July 2016]
I reviewed Tide, by Hugh Aldersley-Williams. I wasn't particularly gripped by the book, but some of its information was, as the Spectator's subheading said, dizzying. I loved ...
  [12th May 2016]
It shouldn't. And even if it does, the pain is probably worth it. My piece for the Guardian's Auto-complete series, on Google's most popular questions. Yes, ...
  [3rd May 2016]
In 2004, I wrote my first book. It is called A Life Removed: Hunting for Refuge in the Modern World. It's about what life is actually like when ...
  [7th April 2016]
I said months ago that I was hoping to convert A Life Removed, my first book, into an e-book. It has taken all this time, but it's nearly ...
  [6th April 2016]
Ironic, isn't it, that I continue to be the Guardian's unofficial periods correspondent, when mine have finished. Except they'll start again soon, as I'm taking micronised progesterone in ...