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The Easiest Way to be Tough is to Look Tough

Wimps, listen up! There's an easy way to make yourself look tougher without all the hassle of pumping iron and all that Charles Atlas nonsense.

Just listen to your mom and stop slouching:

Mothers have been telling their children to stop slouching for ages. It turns out that mom was onto something and that poor posture not only makes a bad impression, but can actually make you physically weaker. According to a study by Scott Wiltermuth, assistant professor of management organization at the USC Marshall School of Business, and Vanessa K. Bohns, postdoctoral fellow at the J.L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, adopting dominant versus submissive postures actually decreases your sensitivity to pain.

The study, "It Hurts When I Do This (or You Do That)" published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, found that by simply adopting more dominant poses, people feel more powerful, in control and able to tolerate more distress. Out of the individuals studied, those who used the most dominant posture were able to comfortably handle more pain than those assigned a more neutral or submissive stance.

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@ryan s

Nice post. Ignore the trolls.

The real test of one's pain endurance is when strapped or held down in a really debasing humiliating position then having your ..it get pushed up. This is when you learn physical posturing does not hold a candle to mental-posturing. Pain is a mind-game, which from your post, I guess you already grasp ;)
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@Wes

Who needs to lighten up? I'm not the one complaining about someone's comments to a post on a site called Neatorama. You [guys] need to lighten up; Especially the number of posts used to castigate one commentor.
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@Ryan S

You've really got to lighten up. Especially the number of words you use in a goddamn comment to a post on a site called Neatorama.
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"Scott Wiltermuth, assistant professor of management organization at the USC Marshall School of Business, and Vanessa K. Bohns, postdoctoral fellow at the J.L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto"

Since when has bookkeeping school and micro-manager classes taught physiology?

Tell ya what, I have a degree in Electronic Engineering, so come to me for all of your brain surgery needs.
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