Women and men react differently to strain and stress
In men, anxiety increases along with concerns about the job; in women their worries were about family and friends.
Improving your work-life balance can make you a more effective leader at work
"However, I expect that a lot of after-hours working–either at the office or at home is a form of escape from dysfunctional family life."
Are we there yet? Time slows down on a crowded train
Our design specs work best when we are in a small group—a community of 150 individuals or less, work groups of between 3 and 7, or even being with a group of friends.
People who struggle with stressful situations benefit from owning a pet
We tend to over-simplify our view of why people have pets, and how our personality can dictate the kind of pet that we have.
Some types of stress good for brain functioning? Maybe
Low to moderate levels of stress can help individuals develop resilience and cope with future stressful experiences, as well as reduce the risk of developing mental health disorders.
Praising essential workers is not just a good thing, it's critical to their recovery from burnout
Remember all those Twitter and Instagram posts thanking front-line workers after the COVID pandemic hit? Turns out those were a big deal to essential workers. Unfortunately, not all the essential workers felt the love, and that had major negative impacts.
Early-life social connections influence gene expression, stress resilience
After early childhood, acceptance and praise from peers becomes an important stress regulator, setting us up to cope with stress in adulthood. This need for acceptance and acknowledgement persists throughout life.
Childhood and adolescent suicides are a serious threat
Suicide is a leading cause of death among 10- to 14-year-olds in Florida. Studies in other US states as well as in Europe have come to broadly similar conclusions. What are we doing to our children?
Bad decisions made under pressure
All of us are forced at times to make decisions under pressure. For many of us, most of our decisions are made under conditions of stress caused by the pressure of increasing work demands placed upon us.
Stressful day? Stress can predict decreases in social interaction
When you’re stressed, do you ever feel like you just don’t want to be around other people? Greater levels of stress on a given day were found to be predictive of decreases in social interaction the following day. This effect may persist for up to two days.
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