How To Survive A Disaster: Shuffle Your Playlist

According to our friend Amanda Ripley (author of The Unthinkable), when you’re in an emergency situation your brain works sort of like iTunes.
Due to stress, it basically shuts down your higher reasoning functions and begins to shuffle through known patterns, or “playlists.” And – just like iTunes – your brain will shuffle more readily to the playlists you use most often. 
That’s why it’s so important to get trained, make a plan and run drills.  So when your brain goes into shuffle mode, that stuff is in heavy rotation.
photo via Silvio Tanaka


  • So have you ever wanted to try to make your facebook page unique? It’s pretty hard considering you can’t change colours of your background or text. I decided to do some research and see if I could add some cool pictures or something to make my profile stand out,than I came across a site that let you make a free account and add music players to your facebook page! not only that but you can change the colours to! so not only will your new facebook profile be playing one of your favourite songs but it will be your favourite colour or colours! please take a look! And if you don’t have facebook, this site’s codes also work for myspace, bebo, piczo etc. take a look at

    MySpace Music Player Code,Friendster Music

  • I was at Powell’s earlier and saw “The Unthinkable” for sale. The focus of the book sounds intriguing. Has it been worth the $25 jacket price?

  • I loved “The Unthinkable.” It’s worth every penny. But if you’re on a budget I think we have a copy floating around the office for lending.

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