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Stress Makes It Harder to Recognize Danger

Sometimes stress heightens our awareness, but more often, it dulls our ability to respond to new threats. Recognizing the risk and reducing sources of stress can help.

Science & Technology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Meditation: The Minimum Amount That Works

Study finds least mindful people benefit most from a surprisingly small amount of meditation.

Science & Technology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Yoga and Meditation Can Reverse DNA Activity Which Causes Stress, Illness, Anxiety and Depression

The mind and the body are a power couple, and like all couples that were meant to be together, the direction of influence goes both ways. The mind can influence the body, and the body can influence the mind – and new research has found that together the

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This Is Your Body on Stress

Stress is a wily beast. Try to get a good look at it, and it slips into the underbrush. And there’s also more than one species. There’s good stress and bad stress. Acute and chronic. Minor and severe…

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Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Disappointments are a part of life. Here are five tips for staying positive when things don't go our way.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

12 Ways to Reduce Stress in Under 5 Minutes

Breathe in, breathe out. If that doesn't help, try these other options.

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10 Ways to Make Your Room a Stress-Free Paradise

Follow these tips and turn your space into the most relaxing place in the world.

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Five Secrets to a Stress-Proof Brain

You may want to get rid of stress, but you can’t! But you can learn to accept your stress and transform the way you think about it so you can benefit from its positive aspects.

Health & Fitness | Health News

How the Stress in Your Brain Is Linked to Your HeartHow the Stress in Your Head Affects the Health of Your Heart

Higher levels of stress in the brain are linked to an increased risk for a heart attack or stroke, a new study finds. Researchers also detailed a mechanism explaining the link.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Therapy for Addictions and Compulsions

People may develop addictions or compulsions to mask or find relief, however temporary, from greater psychological concerns, such as depression or anxiety.

Health & Fitness | Health News

​Study reveals role of spleen in prolonged anxiety after stress

Mouse research pieces together more details about the links between brain health, immune system

Health & Fitness | Health News

Heart Attacks Are Linked to Patients’ Activity Level, Emotional State

A study found a strong link between a heart attack and patients’ activity level, emotional state in the hour before the event.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress | Inc.com

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

Stress takes a toll on our bodies. And a new study suggests stress can diminish the benefits of more healthful food choices. But experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress.

Health & Fitness | Health News

This mindset will improve even the worst commute to work

If you feel like a slave to your commute, there is a much better way. And it doesn’t mean changing your travel plan.

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How to Help With Anxiety. What To Do When Someone Close to You Has Anxiety.

Here's how to help with anxiety, that will make you seem as though you're made of sunlight and beautiful things, with a little bit of magic thrown in.

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Rethinking Stress: How Changing Your Thinking Could Save Your Life

We know stress can cause physical harm as well as premature death – but it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, rethinking stress to be a friend rather than a foe can serve a protective function and make stress something that works for us, rather tha

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Why You're Always Tired + How To Get More Energy

These days, many people are feeling the effects of an energy crisis. Not the one within our environment—but the one within our own bodies. Here are five hallmark issues behind our great energy depression and some tips to help turn it around.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

3 Ways to Instantly Remove Negativity From Your Life

Conflict Cannot Survive Without Your Permission - Dr. Wayne Dyer Trying to maintain a healthy, positive attitude isn't always e...

Health & Fitness | Psychology!

Why ' Work-Life Balance' Talk Might Make Us More Stressed Out

Do you snicker when you hear the term “work-life balance?” As if. That elusive Zen zone can provoke anxiety, especially to those of us whose perfectionism tells us if we try harder, we’ll find it.

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All the Reasons Complaining Is Bad for You

Whether you have a student debt load that’s higher than your salary, a roommate who never does the dishes, a smartphone that’s two generations old, or all of the above, you probably have endless things to complain about. Hey, no one said adulthood was dreamy. But rather than giving you catharsis, regularly airing your grievances might negatively impact your health.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Young Mice, Like Children, Can Grow Up Too Fast

We often act as if children should grow up as quickly as possible, says Alison Gopnik. But a full childhood is necessary, new research about young mice shows.

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Is Solitude a Key Element of Creativity?

Charles Dickens didn’t just have a great mind, he had great calves as well. On any given day, Dickens averaged 12+ miles of walking through the lush Kent countryside or the bustling streets of Victorian London.

Advice & Self-Help | Helpful Advice

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

Whether they beat themselves up over a mistake they made yesterday or fret about how they're going to succeed tomorrow, overthinkers are plagued by distressing thoughts--and their inability to get out of their own heads leaves them in a state of constant anguish.

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How to Stress Less and Achieve More

Let's be honest. Work is not always easy. Whether you're employed or your own boss, you got pressure to deliver. Today, that usually means higher demands, in less time, and with more distractions....

Health & Fitness | Health News

Stress Raises Cholesterol More Than You Think

Of all the factors contributing to high cholesterol, many cardiologists say one often goes unmentioned in advice for patients: stress.

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Your Job May Be The Reason Why You're Fat

A certain kind of job stress can be so difficult to deal with it winds up contributing to an employee's waistline.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Ten Signs Your Child is Being Bullied at School

Warning signs your child is being bullied at school. Bullying at school. Ten signs on how to know if your kid is bullied and what to do. List of indicators.

Health & Fitness | News Items

Our 'Second Brain' - And Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Mood

Hidden in the walls of our digestive system is something extraordinary. Scientists have known about the 'second brain' for a while, but new technology is taking the researc

Advice & Self-Help | Helpful Advice

20 Easy Stress Reduction Techniques for a Healthy Mind | Shape Magazine

You need relief! Stress relief, that is – and Shape has 20 simple but highly effective stress reduction techniques that you can use, now. These include prepping for tomorrow, choosing healthy snacks and more.

Science & Technology | Technology

Can Meditation Gadgets Help You Reduce Your Stress—and Find Happiness?

New gadgets and apps are trying to make mindfulness meditation—an often perplexing practice—a lot easier for beginners. But how much can we expect our smartphones to enlighten us?

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

Adult Coloring Books Test Grown-Ups’ Ability to Stay Inside the Lines

Public libraries and other spaces are offering coloring-book sessions for grown-ups, and eight of the top 20 selling books on Amazon are coloring books for adults.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Pets In Bed: Study Reveals If It Helps or Hurts Sleep

Tweet Share 0 Pocket Pinterest LinkedIn 0 Email Is having a pet in bed beneficial for sleep? Having a pet in the bed may benefit some people’s sleep, a new survey suggests. The conclusion comes from 150 patients at the

Pets & Animals | Animals

This Is Why Cats Are Scared Of Cucumbers (And Why You Shouldn't Join In)

It turns out that the chink in the feline armour is the humble cucumber, and the internet is awash with videos of people’s cats leaping out of their skins as they turn from their food bowls to find the ominous green vegetable has been p

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Erasing the Negative Narrative Through Mindfulness Practice

The thing about mindfulness practice is that is not magic, or mysterious, or mystical; it is practical and applicable and easy; a ready tool for a more peaceful interior life and it only takes a few minutes a day.

Home Improvement | In the Garden

Allotment gardening 'can boost mental well-being', according to study - BBC News

Spending time gardening in an allotment can improve mood and self-esteem, a university study says.

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How to Calm Down and Relax | Men's Health

This simple 2-minute breathing technique is guaranteed to help you relax when you're stressed. Discover how to do it.

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Eating to Beat Stress and Depression | HealthyWomen

Macaroni and cheese, chocolate chip cookies, fried chicken, ice cream—these are some of the foods women turn to for comfort when we're feeling emotionally strained, depleted or depressed.

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The most stressful job? Waitressing, say scientists

Menial jobs like waitressing are far more stressful than professions like medicine or architecture, says scientists, as they warn of stroke risk

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

52 Ways to Chase Stress Away

It's hard to say, exactly, what the worst part about stress is. Is it the tightness that starts somewhere around your solar plexus, then extends out to your toenails, earlobes, and cerebellum? Is it randomly snapping at innocent—and, occasionally,

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Tips For Turning Off The Chaos At Home | Houzz

What do urban gardens, the home canning craze, the resurgence of vinyl records and the renewed popularity of old-timey crafts have in common? They're all ways of addressing the same issue: rushed modern life.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Brain Most Sensitive to New Memories and Stress At This Stage of Life

In this phase of life the brain is especially sensitive to new memories, social stress. The brain may be particularly sensitive to new memories and social stress in adolescence, a new study has found. All brains have the ability to

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5 Stress Reduction Techniques to Use Now | Kim Bowen

I created my own toolbox of simple techniques to instantly calm me and help me focus. It makes me feel like I'm living more and actually enjoying even the days of chaos. Next time you're about to freak out, try these tips instead.

Business & Finance | Business

5 Breaks Every Single Entrepreneur Needs to Take!

When you own your own business, work never ends. There are always more calls to make, more emails to answer and more items in your in-box to sort through. Your to-do list never stops growing.

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Learning to Self-Manage Stress and Lower Performance Anxiety

Regardless of whether you're on a stage singing a song, in an office giving a presentation, public speaking, taking a test, running a football or fighting a tiger, your fight or flight system operates in the exact same way. So what can you do about it?

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The 3 Most Delightful Techniques to Defeat Your Stress | Tom Casano

We've all been stressed before. And it can create knots in your back, arguments in your relationships, and affect your performance at work. Whether it's meeting deadlines for an assignment, getting g

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Feeling Angry? Take a Nap

University of Michigan psychologists make the case for a workplace nap room in an upcoming issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences.

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6 Simple Unwind Strategies for Your Journey Home From Work | Amanda Gore

Here's a list of things, that work really well, for you to do once you leave work to unwind before you get home:

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7 Things I Learned From Dropping it All and Going On Hiatus

You'll be surprised at what you can learn about yourself and whatever it is you're doing when you simply stop.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Exam Season: Now With Piglets! | Mental Floss

Members of NTU's student union have decided to create a piglet room for their fellow students to use to de-stress. Students are allowed to spend a few minutes interacting with the tiny swine, as well as goats, chickens, and even a donkey. To make sure both humans and animals stay safe, there are experts on hand watching over the room.

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10 Steps to a Stress-Free Home - Whole Living Balance

Browse Whole Living's 10 Steps to a Stress-Free Home collection. Also get relationship & career advice, time management tips & natural stress remedies at WholeLiving.com.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

How to Manage Financial Stress - Whole Living Balance

Browse Whole Living's How to Manage Financial Stress collection. Also get relationship & career advice, time management tips & natural stress remedies at WholeLiving.com.

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Could a Noisy Neighborhood Make You Fat?: MedlinePlus

Could a Noisy Neighborhood Make You Fat?

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain - The Washington Post

Meditation's benefits may derive from its impact on the shape of the brain, thickening parts associated with mind-wandering, memory and compassion, and shrinking the fear center

Health & Fitness | Health

Stressed? The unexpected reasons why - CNN.com

Stress and anxiety don't have to just come from obvious or even negative sources. By recognizing them for what they are you can better prepare to cope.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids

Anxious parents worry about raising anxious kids. Help yourself, and your children, by learning techniques to manage stress in a healthy way and sharing them with the kids.

Business & Finance | Business

How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done | Inc.com

A new study found that productivity per hour declines sharply when the workweek exceeds 50 hours, and productivity drops off so much after 55 hours that there's no point in working any more. That's right, people who work as much as 70 hours (or more) per week actually get the same amount done as people who work 55 hours.

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101 Stress-Busting Ways To Chill Out At Night -- And Get Better Sleep

Turns out, plenty. Here are 101 surprising, electronics-free activities that will help you wind down at night rather than rev up, making it easier to fall asleep and get a good night's rest. Go ahead, give 'em a try. Your body will thank you.

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Why Punishing Ourselves Never Works the Way We Want It To

Why punishing yourself doesn't work. Has someone ever told you you’re not allowed to feel what you’re feeling? Maybe. Have you ever told anyone they’re not allowed to feel what they’re feeling? Perhaps.

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How To Stop Being A Perfectionist

Perfectionism can really put a wrench in your ability to achieve your goals. When things don't go as planned give these strategies a try before your inner critic kicks in, and you'll be back in the game in no time. Always remember that you don't have to b

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Ahhh! 6 Ways to Get Better Work-Life Balance

1. Manage yourself.Sufficiently managing oneself can be challenging, particularly in getting proper sleep, exercise and nutrition. Self-management is the recognition that effectively using the spaces in our lives is vital. Energy and time are finite resou

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

5 Techniques | Tips to Calm an Overwhelmed Nervous System

Are you overwhelmed? An SE Practitioner explains how physical sensations can ease your mind and body.

Advice & Self-Help | Life and Family Coaching

Teens Turn To Life Coaches To Cope With Pressures

NEW YORK -- At 17, Maggie Duwelius is a busy high school senior with her eye on a tough, competitive college. She's a hard worker, her mom said, but her grades often fall short of that goal as she navigates a whirl of extracurriculars: sports, volun...

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Stress Tip: Pay A Compliment

For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stress tips here. Generosity literally makes you happier and healthier. That can mean volunteering...

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Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. According to leadership expert Scott Eblin, a return to mindfulness is the answer.

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7 Ways Stress Ruins Your Life and 5 Steps That Start to Turn It Around

Obviously, if you want a healthy, happy and successful life, ending stress belongs at the top of your to-do list. Yet 83 percent of us are doing nothing about it. Too often, the wake-up call comes on the gurney in the emergency room. Make no mistak...

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9 Everyday Negative Thoughts You Need To Throw Away to be Happy - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Being an angry person, negative thoughts come in out of nowhere and ruins my day. I've been working on it and I realized how they are like to come in certain forms and shapes.

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Washing the Dishes Can Actually Make You Happy

Best-selling author and happiness researcher Shawn Achor found that your brain can only be positive or negative, not both at the same time. He found that by choosing

Health & Fitness | Health

How To Stop Stressing Yourself Out

It’s therefore important not to buy into the notion that stress is your enemy and something to be avoided. Rather, think of stress as a valuable force of life that can be very constructive or destructive depending on how you manage it. Managed well,

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Deconstructing the Fear of Rejection: What Are We Really Afraid Of? - World of Psychology

The fear of rejection often holds us back in life. As we find the strength to gently embrace our feelings of loss without being self-critical, we can move toward healing and feel more empowered to love and be loved.

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How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their em

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Why some thrive and others wither under stress

If you're like most people, you think of resilience as the ability to bounce back from tragedy. Researchers are now looking into the traits that help people respond to stress.