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Outside linebacker Tim Williams, defensive end Chris Wormley and offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor are all scratches for Week 1.

Some of the new Ravens will have to wait to make their NFL debuts.Men’s Authentic Personalized Houston Astros Flex Base Alternate Orange Jersey.

Rookie outside linebacker Tim Williams, defensive end Chris Wormley and Ray Nitschke Jersey offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor are all healthy scratches for Sunday’s regular-season opener in Cincinnati. Defensive tackle Willie Henry and defensive end Bronson Kaufusi, who both spent last year on injured reserve as rookies, are also inactive.

Undrafted rookie cornerback Jaylen Hill and cornerback Sheldon Price (concussion) won’t play because of injuries, leaving the Ravens somewhat short-handed in the secondary.

None of the gameday inactives are a major surprise, as the Ravens came into the weekend without much uncertainty about who they would have available.

The biggest question for the Ravens on the injury front is how quarterback Joe Flacco will perform after missing the entire preseason with a back injury. Flacco will start Sunday after being a full participant in practice all week, but he had just eight days to build chemistry with the rest of the offense.

Flacco also hasn’t taken a hit since the final game of last season. He and the Ravens are confident that his back will hold up after having more than a month of rest, but he acknowledged Custom Astros Jersey this week that he won’t truly know until he takes a few hits.

Flacco will be protected by an offensive line that has dealt with its share of injuries this summer, but did get healthy at the end of the preseason. Starting left tackle Ronnie Stanley has practiced for the last Bart Starr Jersey two weeks after missing the final three preseason games, and he is confident about his health status at this point.Youth Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange.

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman and running back Danny Woodhead both missed preseason action because of thigh injuries, but they practiced fully all week and are not expected to be hindered Sunday.

The Bengals Custom Angels Jersey are going to be without some key players, including rookie wide receiver John Ross. The No. 9 overall pick was questionable coming into the game because of a knee injury, but the speed-demon is inactive.Youth Nike Green Bay Packers Ray Nitschke Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap.

The other inactives for Cincinnati are safety Shawn Williams, offensive linemen Alex Redmond and Christian Custom Orioles Jersey Westerman, wide receiver Josh Malone, tight end C.J. Uzomah and defensive tackle Christian Ringo.

Bengals starting linebacker Vontaze Burfict and cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones also won’t play Sunday because they are serving suspensions.

John Urschel Tells the Full Story of Why He Retired, Ray Nitschke Jersey And Why He Doesn’t Want it to Hurt Football

The former Ravens center is the focus of an episode of the ‘Freakonomics Radio’ podcast this week, and he talks about his decision to walk away from the game he loves.

John Urschel would have been in Cincinnati right now, perhaps as the Ravens’ starting center for their season-opener against Bart Starr Jersey the Bengals.

Instead, Urschel will be on the campus of MIT doing math. And, no, he won’t be watching.

Urschel called Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh to inform him that he was Ray Nitschke Jersey retiring, at age 26, just a couple of hours before the team’s first training camp practice on July 27.

It also came two days after the results of the most in-depth study on the relationship between playing football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was released in The New York Times, revealing that of 111 NFL players’ brains, 110 had signs of brain damage.

Being that Urschel has a brilliant mind with an extremely bright future in mathematics, the natural conclusion was that Urschel left football because of the study.

Well, not exactly.

Urschel released a statement the day of his retirement, which said he was excited to devote himself to his Ph.D. studies and his growing family (he and his fiancée, Louisa Thomas, are expecting a baby girl in December). Other than that, he’s been quiet.

That changed last week when Urschel was the subject of the latest episode of the “Freakonomics Radio” podcast. It’s his first interview since the decision.

The biggest question people had when Urschel walked away was about how much the CTE study impacted his decision.

“The easiest way I can explain it is that it was causal in one respect, but not in the way that most people think it was,” Urschel said.

“The way that it was causal was that it really re-opened the dialogue within talking to myself and also between myself and my fiancée. It opened a dialogue that I had not opened in an extremely long time.”

Urschel’s mother had never wanted him to play football. His fiancée also wanted him to stop. But Urschel loved the game too much. Even when friend and former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired from the game at 24 years old in 2015, Urschel said he didn’t consider leaving football.

Urschel had always thought about his longevity. He didn’t plan to play football for as long as he could, as others would. Money doesn’t matter to him. All he pretty much buys is books (and a house for his mother).

The study, however, made him reconsider what’s most important in his life.

“It was not that this new evidence was extremely overwhelming to change my opinion. It’s more like this really brings something to my attention in a very real way that, quite frankly, I was more or less aware of but attempting to ignore to a degree,” Urschel said.

“The main thing was that I thought about what I was most passionate about and what I was most excited about in life going forward. When I thought about those one or two or three things, when football all-of-a-sudden was not one of these top two or three things, and football is actually actively hindering me from doing some of these things, well then it became a real conversation.”

Urschel didn’t state what those  top three things in his life were, but it could be presumed, in no particular order, that they are Thomas, his soon-to-be-born daughter and math. In that regard, his original statement was totally true. What was a half-truth, however, was that Urschel said he was “excited to start working on my doctorate Houston Astros Custom Jersey in mathematics full time at MIT.”

In fact, Urschel revealed that he was already a full-time student taking a full-time Ph.D. mathematics course load while he was playing with the Ravens. It wasn’t just classes in the offseason. He took extremely high-level math courses last fall.

“I guess since I’m retired, I’m allowed to say I was full-time, full-time,” Urschel said. “Via correspondence, I took courses which I thought were very manageable in-season, areas that I was more or less familiar with previously, classes which had a textbook and which the professor followed the textbook. I would do the assignments and then send them in.”

On Sundays after a 1 p.m. home game, Urschel would be home by about 5:30 p.m. He would do math from then until 11 a.m. Wednesday, when he reported to the Under Armour Performance Center to begin preparations for the team’s next opponent. Once that began, math was put to the side. Still, Urschel didn’t tell anyone.

“I don’t think an NFL team would be extremely happy to hear that I’m working toward a Ph.D. also in the fall,” he said.

When Urschel called Harbaugh to inform him of his retirement, he thanked his head coach and the Ravens because “quite frankly, I loved my time in the NFL. I loved my time with the Ravens.” Harbaugh expressed that he had the utmost respect for Urschel, and Urschel stressed mutual feelings.

Since then, Harbaugh has even called Urschel to check in and see how things were going at MIT, where Urschel now lives with Thomas. While the Ravens were in training camp, Urschel and Thomas recently took a vacation together to St. Louis, the site of an elite chess tournament.

Urschel cast some skepticism on the CTE study, pointing out what many others have: that it contains self-selection bias. The brains studied were donated by those who suspected they could have damage.

He Custom Orioles Jersey still believes there’s no way to know with certainty what, or how high, the risks are. He doesn’t know if he’s personally harmed his brain’s health, saying he “highly, highly doubts” that there’s a 99 percent or zero percent chance that he will have CTE someday.

But there’s one thing he knows for sure: he does not want to hurt the game of football with his decision to retire.

“This was actually a serious, serious concern of mine,” Urschel said. “Yes, I am retiring; I did retire. But at the same time, I love the Custom Astros Jersey NFL. I love football. I wouldn’t trade my experiences for the world. I do believe that football is a great game. I didn’t want to be fodder for anti-football establishments.”

 

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The Ravens’ streak of preseason injuries is now bleeding into the regular season. After getting a sack on Baltimore’s first defensive drive, Smith was carted into the locker room.

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Outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith suffered a left knee sprain at the start Custom Angels Jersey of the second quarter of Sunday’s game in Cincinnati and did not return.

He joined running back Danny Woodhead (hamstring) in the locker room early in the regular-season opener. Both players flashed in the first quarter.

Smith notched a sack on the Ravens’ first defensive drive Houston Astros Custom Jersey, forcing a Bengals punt. He came up the middle and tripped up Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton by the legs.

It matched his sack total from all of last season Ray Nitschke Jersey and showed how much progress Smith has made this season, and the impact he could have.Youth Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange.

Entering his third season, the 6-foot-4 Custom Orioles Jersey, 275-pound pass rusher had 5.5 sacks as a rookie and just one last season. Playing behind Terrell Suggs, he was one of the Ravens’ most impressive pass rushers this preseason.

Smith was part of a pileup on a 1-yard Bengals run. He was writhing in pain as trainers and Head Coach John Harbaugh came onto the field.

Smith’s injury left the Ravens with three outside linebackers with Suggs, Matthew Judon and second-round Bart Starr Jersey pick Tyus Bowser. Rookie third-round outside linebacker Tim Williams was a healthy scratch.Youth Nike Green Bay Packers Ray Nitschke Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap.

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After catching three passes for 33 yards on the Ravens’ opening offensive drive, running back Danny Woodhead went to the turf clutching the back of his left leg.

Just when running back Danny Woodhead was starting to show how valuable Custom Astros Jersey he’ll be this season, he was cut down by an injury.

Woodhead suffered a hamstring injury to his left leg at the end of the Ravens’ opening offensive drive and did not return to Sunday’s game in Cincinnati.Men’s Authentic Personalized Houston Astros Flex Base Alternate Orange Jersey.

It’s the same hamstring that sidelined Woodhead during the preseason, but a different area, reported CBS sideline reporter Melanie Collins.

Woodhead caught three passes for 33 yards and ran once for 4 yards on the Ravens’ opening drive. All three of his catches resulted in first downs, including a one-handed snag for 8 yards.Youth Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange.

“You can see what he’s capable of doing,” quarterback Joe Flacco said. “Danny’s been Bart Starr Jersey struggling Houston Astros Custom Jersey with that hammy. I don’t know what this one is, but it will definitely hurt us.”

Flacco pointed to the team’s wide receivers, and specifically shifty slot target Michael Campanaro, as a player who will need to step up and make some plays.

Woodhead tweaked his hamstring when coming out of a break on a route near the end zone. He immediately grabbed Custom Angels Jersey the back of his left leg as Joe Flacco’s third-down pass fluttered incomplete. Woodhead motioned for a trainer as soon as he went down.Youth Nike Green Bay Packers Ray Nitschke Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap.

With a stiff left leg, Woodhead limped to the sideline and was Custom Orioles Jersey soon taken to the locker room on the back of a cart.

In his final year as a San Diego Charger, Woodhead missed nearly all last season with a torn ACL. He’s expected to be a major receiving weapon in Baltimore, especially after season-ending injuries to running back Kenneth Dixon and tight end Dennis Pitta.

Without Woodhead, the Ravens had just two running backs Sunday: Terrance West Ray Nitschke Jersey and Javorius Allen.

Joe Flacco Shakes Custom Angels Jersey Off Huge Hit, Plays Efficient First Game

The Ravens didn’t ask Joe Flacco to do too much in his first game, and he executed well what was called. He even shook off a Custom Angels Jersey nasty hit that sent him for evaluation.

Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap came charging, unimpeded, at Ravens Ray Nitschke Jersey quarterback Joe Flacco.

After missing the entire preseason and all of training camp because of a back injury, Flacco still stood in. He stood in, stood in, stood in – and he paid for it.

Flacco was crushed by Dunlap, and took a blow from another Bengals defender coming the other way as he went to the turf. It was the kind of hit that makes you cringe.

Who knows yet how Flacco will feel on Monday, but the Ravens’ franchise quarterback got up, shook it off and kept chugging.

Baltimore and the entire NFL world wondered how Flacco would play after sitting out the preseason. They also wondered whether his back would hold up to the physicality of a regular-season game.

Flacco passed both tests, playing an efficient game in the Ravens’ 20-0 win Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium and finishing it standing.

“I feel good. My back didn’t take any pain, really,” Flacco said before cracking a joke.Men’s Authentic Personalized Houston Astros Flex Base Alternate Orange Jersey.

“My chin did [feel some pain]. On one of those play-actions down on the goal line, I tried to get the ball to the checkdown [target] and got hit from both sides. So I think I’m ready to step in the ring; I’ve got a good chin.”

Flacco went 9-of-17 for 121 yards with a touchdown and interception. His best play was a strike to wide-open wide receiver Jeremy Maclin for a 48-yard touchdown that gave the Ravens a 10-0 first-half lead.

Otherwise, Flacco spent much of his day handing the ball off. He attempted just four second-half passes. His 17 attempts were the fewest passes he’s thrown in a full game’s worth of action since 2009 when he attempted just 10 passes in a playoff win against the New England Patriots.

Flacco’s first pass of the second half was intercepted after it went off the shoulder of running back Terrance West. After that, the Ravens turned to a strong, clock-draining rushing attack.

But with a big first-half lead and the defense pitching a dominant shutout, the Ravens ran the ball 42 times. They came into the game talking about being committed to the run game, and they more than followed through.

Flacco said it reminded him of his rookie year when he attempted a career-low 428 passes and the Ravens led the league in rushing attempts. Last year, by contrast, Flacco set a franchise record and attempted the second-most passes in the NFL (672), just one behind New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.Men’s Authentic Custom Houston Astros Home White Flex Base Jersey.

It remains to be seen what the long-term plan will be, and the Ravens have stressed that they will throw the ball if needed, but Sunday’s game certainly looked like a formula for winning.

“It wasn’t that fun on offense today, to be honest,” Flacco said with a laugh. “I’d rather throw for 350 and win 42-0, not 20-0. But it’s fun to win, and that’s the most important thing.”

Even though he wasn’t throwing all that much, Flacco read the Bengals defense to hit the big play to Maclin, and coordinated the rushing effort.

Flacco told Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg that if the Bengals brought an all-out blitz on a key Bart Starr Jersey third-and-7 play in the second quarter, that he would target Maclin with a quick throw on a designed rub play with tight end Benjamin Watson.

When Flacco came to the line and saw no safeties, he said to himself, “OK, here we go,” and audibled to the play. Maclin said it was business as usual in the Ravens huddle.

“Any time you get a chance to play with Custom Orioles Jersey a quarterback like Joe, you’re always going to enjoy it,” Maclin said.

Fans and pundits wondered if Flacco would show any rust in his debut. Many set their expectations low. If a fan hadn’t known Flacco missed the preseason, they likely wouldn’t have been able to tell.Youth Nike Green Bay Packers Ray Nitschke Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap.

“I’ve played so many games at this point,” Flacco said. “Once you get back out there on the field, you’re back at home.”

His mobility didn’t look to be affected in the slightest. He moved laterally and threw on the run a couple times early in the game, including on a pair of first-down completions to running back Danny Woodhead.

The only throw that didn’t look like typical Flacco was a laser he tried to rip to Maclin but left short. Flacco admitted that he didn’t get his feet under him properly, but that could happen anytime. Known for his strong arm, Flacco didn’t attempt a pass over 20 yards.

The scariest moment Custom Astros Jersey of Flacco’s day was the brutal hit from Dunlap. Flacco went to the medical tent on the Houston Astros Custom Jersey sideline to be evaluated, but it was for a possible concussion (his head was twisted by the sandwiching hit), not an injured back.

Flacco came out of the tent soon after and gave his teammates a thumbs up and grin.

“That’s the thing about Joe Flacco. He’s really tough,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “I’d like to keep him cleaner, and we’re working to do that, but he’s a tough dude.”

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It looks like the arrow is pointing way up on the Ravens this year. Joe Flacco emphatically answered questions after missing the preseason and training camp. No contest between the Ravens Defense and the Bengals offense.

Five thoughts on the Ravens’ 20-0 win over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Custom Astros Jersey Paul Brown Stadium:

Looks Like Arrow is Pointing Way Up on Ravens This Year
I wrote on Saturday that if the Ravens came into Cincinnati and won their season opener, the Custom Angels Jersey rest of the league would say, “Whoa.” But I’m thinking the reaction elsewhere might be even more emphatic after the Ravens completely dominated their divisional rivals with a suffocating defense and solid offense, winning in Cincinnati for the first time since 2011. Perhaps the consensus reaction elsewhere will be “Wow,” or “Yikes, no more sleeping on the Ravens.” One way or another, it’s going to be “message received.” The Ravens actually sent three messages with their performance. One, their defense isn’t just tough to budge, it’s also opportunistic, as evidenced by the five turnovers it forced. Two, the Ravens offense might be fine, too, after entering the season with so many question marks. And three, although this is just one game, it looks like the Ravens’ arrow might be pointing up, way up, in 2017.

Joe Flacco Emphatically Answered Questions After Missing Preseason
The Ravens’ biggest question was whether Joe Flacco could give a winning performance after sitting out training camp and the entire preseason with a back injury. The answer was yes, with an exclamation point. No, Flacco didn’t unleash his “A” game – in fact, he completed just nine passes, mostly on short routes, and spent almost the entire second half handing off to Terrance West and Buck Allen. There’s plenty of room for him to improve. But he did produce the game’s biggest play, a 48-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin, and he flawlessly managed the ground-and-pound offense. Most importantly, he absorbed several brutal hits, including one that led to his being tested for a concussion, and seemed to handle it all without issue. It will be interesting to see how his body reacts, but it appears he’s going to be fine going forward Custom Orioles Jersey.

No Contest Between Ravens Defense and Bengals Offense
The game was billed as a confrontation between the Ravens’ ramped-up defense and the Bengals’ array of offensive playmakers, led by A.J. Green, who has bedeviled Baltimore for years. It was no contest. The Ravens defense began the game yielding little, if anything, and that never changed for four quarters. The heroes were many on that side of the ball. Let’s start with the pass rush, which overwhelmed the Bengals’ line and harried their quarterback, Andy Dalton, into so many miscues he heard boos. Terrell Suggs led the way with a pair of sacks, but there was steady push from the inside, too, and really, the pressure came from everywhere all day. The secondary was just as dominant. The Ravens safeties and cornerbacks seemed to know where Green and the Bengals’ playmakers were going all day. After the game, Suggs appropriately gave a shout-out to GM Ozzie Newsome and the front office for bolstering the secondary during the offseason with additions such as Brandon Carr, Tony Jefferson and Marlon Humphrey. Performances like this were exactly what the organization had in mind when it added those players.

New Rushing Plays and Commitment Off to a Great Start
The Ravens’ attempt to get back to running the ball more effectively is off to a rousing start. The new-look offensive line, which had never played together, dominated the Bengals inside, consistently opening holes for West and Allen. Both backs ran hard. Most importantly, the commitment was there from Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. The Ravens ran the ball 42 times and threw just 17 passes, grinding out 157 yards on the ground. The influence Houston Astros Custom Jersey of new run-game guru Greg Roman was impossible to ignore. After not showing their playbook during the preseason, the Ravens unveiled a whole new series of running plays that definitely caught the Bengals by surprise. It all came to a head in the third quarter when the Ravens held the ball for almost 10 minutes on a drive that lasted 18 plays. The drive ended with a field goal but the Bengals were not coming back after that. “It reminded me of one of the games when I was a rookie,” Flacco said. “An old-fashioned game.”

Quick Hits
For a few minutes in the first quarter, it was great to see what Danny Woodhead could produce. The veteran back had four touches for 37 yards on the Ravens’ opening possession, but he was gone before the drive ended, Bart Starr Jersey sidelined by a hamstring injury. He’s clearly a major part of the team’s offensive blueprint, but his inability to stay on the field leaves you wondering how much he can do … Mornhinweg definitely went with a two-headed monster aRay Nitschke Jersey running back. Although West is listed as the starter and led the team with 80 rushing yards, Allen actually had more carries (21 to 19) … Michael Campanaro handled the punt return duties … Dalton’s four interceptions were his career high for one game … The Ravens had five sacks as well as five turnovers … In a sparkling Ravens debut, Jefferson had a sack, a team-high nine tackles and helped limit Cincinnati tight end Tyler Eifert to one catch for 4 yards.

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Contractor charged with leaking document about U.S. election hacking: The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday charged a federal contractor with sending
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The use of substandard subway cables in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, has
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Sixteen of the officials are of the prefecture-city level, which is directly beneath the ministerial level.

All of the officials are receiving disciplinary or criminal punishment according to laws and regulations, according to a statement from the State Council, China’s
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In addition, eight people from the cable manufacturer, Shaanxi Aokai Cable Co, have been arrested, and 19 people – all employees of the Shaanxi branches of
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An online post on March 16 claimed that Subway Line 3 in Xi’an, which opened on Nov 8 and handles on average over 340,000 trips a day, used substandard cables that might ignite and release toxic gases.Youth Authentic Custom Houston Astros Home White Commemorative 50th Anniversary Patch Jersey.

An investigation by the metro company and local government confirmed that substandard cables were used, but they hadn’t affected subway safety or
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“A central government investigation group has concluded that it’s a serious case
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Employees of subway construction agencies colluded with employees of the manufacturer to use counterfeit products, while local authorities’ negligence in supervision was also at fault, the statement said.

Shaanxi’s provincial government has been ordered to submit a profound written self-criticism to the central government and to revoke all of Aokai’s authentication certificates, trademarks and licenses.

A full check of all related projects has been ordered, as well as replacement of all
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“Corruption must be resolutely prevented and punished, and there should be zero tolerance toward illegal behaviors that might endanger people’s lives and property,” it said.

China Railway Corp said on March 25 that it had replaced all cables provided by Aokai. Affected railway lines include those connecting Baoji to Lanzhou, Xi’an to Chengdu, Chongqing to Guiyang, and Lanzhou to Chongqing. Metro systems in Chengdu and Hefei were also found to have used cables from Aokai.

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If you suffer from stress and anxiety, odds are someone in your life has
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Despite that data, however, meditation isn’t for everyone. And it may not serve some people who experience the most severe bouts of stress.

I have chronic generalized anxiety, which means I’m always experiencing a level of tension or stress. For the most part I can manage it, but every now and then,
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In college, my therapist recommended I try meditation to curb my anxiety. At first, I was happy to oblige. I tried a variety of styles, from Zen meditation, which has you focus on breathing, to primordial sound mediation, which involves,
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It didn’t work. I’d often find myself more anxious at the end of a 15-minute meditation session than I had been at the beginning. And I’m not alone: In general, it can be more difficult for people with chronic anxiety to meditate,
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That said, there are plenty of ways to achieve the same level of relaxation without sitting cross-legged on the floor. They’re all rooted in a technique called “the distraction method.” It’s part of Dr. Albert Ellis’ Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, which works under the assumption that a person’s way of thinking is
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The method consists of doing basic activities can help you take a step back from your anxiety. Psychologist Anjhula Mya Singh Bais explains the distractions can help people to “objectively view issues causing disturbances in a manner that is both pragmatic and helpful in a low intensity, low pressure and low stakes environment.”

What she means is by doing something simple and functional, you may be able Men’s Authentic Personalized Houston Astros Commemorative 50th Year Alternate Orange Jersey to relax, regroup and perhaps reexamine the issue that was causing your anxiety from a much more levelheaded place.

Here are six suggestions for activities that may calm your brain without meditation, based on expert opinions and my personal experience: 

1. Arts and crafts — including but not limited to coloring, pottery and knitting

Working with your hands diverts energy into something productive, and often results in a cool or even beautiful creation.

“Being artistic calms the nervous system because when we’re focused on creative activities, our attention moves away from constant worrying,” New York therapist Kimberly Hershenson says. “This helps the nervous system regulate, allowing our brain to clear space to process difficult issues.”

2. All varieties of yoga

There are a multitude of benefits that come from practicing yoga, and a quieter mind is just one of them. It’s basically active meditation, which is great for the anxiety-prone, because it allows you to focus on your breathing and body without getting stuck in your head.

“Yoga helps build concentration and is a great way to improve overall focus,” explains Silvia Polivoy, clinical psychologist and co-founder of the Thevine
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If you’re new to yoga, I highly recommend starting with Lesley Fightmaster’s online videos.

3. Go for a walk

It may sound simple, but similar to yoga, walking outside (without your phone) allows you to refocus your anxious energy on a physical act and take in the world around you. Here’s a great way to start, courtesy of psychotherapist
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“The more you can get into nature the better. Walk with consciousness. Notice how your breath feels. Notice your feet walking on the surface with each step.”

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ANKARA (Reuters) – Tehran’s streets were filled with thousands of Iranians
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Young men and women poured into the streets in Tehran and other cities immediately after Iran secured its place in next year’s World Cup finals with a 2-0 win against Uzbekistan.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani joined the celebrations, saying on Twitter:
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The celebration came just after the release on Monday of an audio message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State, who called on followers to launch attacks in various countries – including Iran – during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which began in late May and ends in late June.
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The Sunni militant group carried out twin attacks on Wednesday in Tehran that killed 17 people.

From across the country, social media sites showed online video clips of people
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“Who cares about Daesh (Islamic State) threats? … We are Iranians. No one can beat us,” said 19-year-old Mohammadreza Salami in Tehran’s northern Tajrish Square. “Iran, Iran, we love you,” he said by phone.

“This is the best day of my life. We are going to the World Cup. Thank you my
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Iran blocks access to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, but millions of Iranians easily get around that by using virtual private networks (VPNs).

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported heavy traffic in Tehran’s streets because of the celebrations and Iranians abroad were also celebrating.

Iranian media reported on Sunday that authorities had stepped up security
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