New insights on work, stress, and relationship skills
When employees regard work demands as hindrances to achieving their goals, they become emotionally exhausted and consequently become disengaged from their job and unable to balance their work and family roles.
Long-term stress in dogs linked to the owner-dog relationship
Prior research has shown that dog owners live considerably longer than non-dog owners (up to five years). New research shows the relationship a dog has with its owner is related to its stress level, with the link between stress and the owner’s personality traits differing between dog breeds.
Think leisure is a waste? That may not bode well for your mental health
We live in a global society and there are people everywhere that hear the same messages about how important it is to be busy and productive. Feeling like leisure is wasteful and unproductive may lead to less happiness and higher levels of stress and depression.
Changes in wealth tied to changes in cardiovascular health
Wealth and health are so closely integrated that we can no longer consider them apart. Increases in wealth are associated with protection against cardiovascular diseases while downward wealth mobility is associated with increased cardiovascular risk.
Play reduces stress and forms deeper connection
While many educators in higher education believe play is a method that is solely used for elementary education, higher education students are more engaged and motivated when they are taught using playful pedagogy rather than the traditional lecture-based method.
Some people's brain chemistry makes them resilient to stress
The world is becoming less resilient thanks to increasing work, familial and societal stress—it’s estimated that 80 percent of first-time depressive episodes are preceded by significant, chronic life stress. But there may be hope on the horizon.
How imperfect memory causes poor choices
Almost every month—sometimes more than once a month—a major study emerges that shows us just how irrational human decision-making is. When it comes to making choices, we surprisingly often forget about the things we like best and are swayed by what we remember.
Female lawyers more likely to report stress, risky drinking than male lawyers
Recent reports indicate lawyers suffer from especially high rates of depression, anxiety, and substance misuse, as well as high rates of attrition, particularly among women. Binge drinking and problem gambling among female lawyers and other professionals was higher than that of males. On the other hand, cocaine use was higher among male lawyers.
Gender differences in brain in response to midlife stress linked to fetal stress exposures
A mother’s stress during pregnancy can result in a child born depressed or clinically anxious - but that was assumed to be temporary. However, men and women whose mothers experienced stressful events during pregnancy have been found to regulate stress differently in the brain 45 years later.
Suicide among female nurses is double that of the general female population
Nurses and physicians face many similar risk factors for suicide, but in nurses those risk factors are potentially exacerbated by long hours and less autonomy. Has the focus on physician welfare come at the expense of the huge nursing workforce that, based on new data, appears at much higher risk?
Leaders take note: Feeling powerful can have a hidden toll
Power is generally considered a desirable thing and it’s rare for leaders to turn powerful roles down. However, many feel exhausted and overburdened by their work. Leaders with a propensity to worry and to experience stress are particularly sensitive to the costs and benefits that come with feeling powerful at work.
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