Which ‘Ice Age’ Character Are You?

 

 

Limit Your Caffeine Intake

 

Drinking excessive amounts of caffeine triggers the release of adrenaline, and adrenaline is the source of the fight-or-flight response. The fight-or-flight mechanism sidesteps rational thinking in favor of a faster response to ensure survival. This is great when a bear is chasing you, but not so great when you’re responding to a curt e-mail. When caffeine puts your brain and body into this hyper-aroused state of stress, your emotions overrun your behavior. Caffeine’s long half-life ensures you stay this way as it takes its sweet time working its way out of your body. High-EQ individuals know that caffeine is trouble, and they don’t let it get the better of them.

 

Get Enough Sleep

 

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of sleep to increasing your emotional intelligence. When you sleep your brain removes toxic proteins from its neurons that are by-products of neural activity when you’re awake. Unfortunately, your brain can remove them adequately only while you’re asleep. So when you don’t get enough sleep, the toxic proteins remain in your brain cells, wreaking havoc by impairing your ability to think. Skipping sleep impairs your brain function across the board. It slows your ability to process information and problem solve, kills your creativity, and catapults your stress levels and emotional reactivity. High-EQ individuals know that their self-control, attention, and memory are all reduced when they don’t get enough sleep. So, they make sleep a top priority.

“A tremendous thunderclap was heard, the loudest there has ever been … The sun remained hidden behind dark clouds, and there was only twilight, gray and misty. Then the earth trembled, and there came a great roar of something immense moving. The people saw a sheer green wall advancing toward them, filling the valley from one side to the other. At first they did not know what it was, and then they realized that it was a wall of green water. Destroying everything in its path, it came like a huge beast, a green monster, rushing upon them, foaming, hissing, in a cloud of spray. It engulfed the seer’s house and carried it away with the seer, who was never seen again. Then the water fell upon the villages, sweeping away homes, people, fields and trees. The flood swept the valley clean as with a broom. Then it rushed on beyond the valley to wreak havoc elsewhere.”
― Richard Erdoes, American Indian Myths and Legends

“Gunung Padang is not a natural hill but a man-made pyramid and the origins of construction here go back long before the end of the last Ice Age. Since the work is massive even at the deepest levels, and bears witness to the kinds of sophisticated construction skills that were deployed to build the pyramids of Egypt, or the largest megalithic sites of Europe, I can only conclude that we’re looking at the work of a lost civilization and a fairly advanced one.”
― Danny Hilman Natawidjaja

“No investigation of the human story in the Americas […] can ignore the role of Siberia as a crossroads in the migrations of our ancestors. Moreover, despite the fact that only a tiny fraction of its vast area has yet been sampled by archaeologists, we already know that anatomically modern humans were present in both western and Arctic Siberia at least as far back as 45,000 years ago. We know, too, that DNA studies have revealed close genetic relationships between Native Americans and Siberians that speak to a deep and ancient connection.”
― Graham Hancock, America Before: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization


“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    Do you ever feel like a natural disaster waiting to happen?

    • Not any more.
    • No.
    • That is what I am.
    • Occasionally.
  • Question of

    Why do people admire you?

    • My stoicism.
    • My strength.
    • My willingness to bounce back.
    • I live on my own terms.
  • Question of

    What do people dislike about you?

    • I’m miserable.
    • I’m mean.
    • I’m super annoying.
    • I’m loud.
  • Question of

    Are you a leader?

    • I’m growing into it.
    • Yes.
    • No.
    • I think so, but others disagree.
  • Question of

    Are you all about your friends?

    • They’re my family.
    • I don’t need friends.
    • No, I’m too flaky.
    • I am now!
  • Question of

    How scary are you?

    • Not really.
    • Very.
    • I’m literally the opposite.
    • I’m such a lady-killer that I – nah, I’m not scary.
  • Question of

    What do you fear?

    • Being alone.
    • Neanderthals.
    • Most things.
    • Nothing!
  • Question of

    How lucky are you?

    • I used to not be, but now I am.
    • I make my own luck.
    • Epically unlucky.
    • Quite lucky.
  • Question of

    Do you believe in love?

    • I do now!
    • No.
    • I did, but I got my heart broken.
    • Sure do! For now.
  • Question of

    What is family to you?

    • My besties.
    • My actual family, and no one else.
    • I’m not sure.
    • True love and/or my besties.
  • Question of

    Have you ever overcome a really tough time?

    • Yes, I came out stronger.
    • No, I am still bitter.
    • Yes, one time I couldn’t find a place to put my food.
    • Not really.
  • Question of

    How do you dress?

    • Luxurious thick coat.
    • Fabulous furs.
    • Whatever’s around.
    • Something comfy.
  • Question of

    Are you friendly?

    • I wasn’t, but I’m getting there.
    • No.
    • Only to my friends!
    • Yes.
  • Question of

    Are you flirty?

    • Absolutely not.
    • No, that’s a waste of time.
    • Sometimes.
    • Yes.
  • Question of

    What’s your biggest regret?

    • That time I sort of changed the course of history by mistake.
    • I regret nothing!
    • Losing my family.
    • Trusting Neanderthals.
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