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Death Is Inevitable but Not Inevitably Dreadful

In some circumstances, dying may be less awful than people think.

Humor Sometimes Makes Stressful Situations Better

By Art Markman Ph.D. on June 21, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
Jokes and witty conversation can make you feel closer to the people around you. Is this how humor helps with stress?

Ten Essential Success Hacks That You Won’t Learn in School

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on June 16, 2017 in Motivate!
Achieving personal success and financial freedom requires more than knowing facts. Win at life when you master these essential lessons.

Wired for Survival

Can we increase the odds of surviving violent events by understanding and harnessing our body's natural stress response?

More Posts on Stress

How to Tame a Disgruntled Colleague

Workplace suggestions in the wake of the recent Orlando tragedy.

What are the Common Psychological Reactions to Trauma?

It is normal to experience various psychological reactions in the days following a traumatic event. But if these reactions persist for several weeks it may be time to seek help

Bullying

Bullying goes beyond physical - it is the mental harm that lives on for years.

The Single Best Strategy for Reducing Stress

Many say that modern life stimulates inordinate amounts of stress. How can you best combat the undue tensions and pressures in your life?

Spanx for Work: How to Reshape Your Job to Fit You Better

I call job crafting “Spanx for work” because it involves reshaping certain aspects of your job to fit you better. Here’s how it works:

Driving While Angry

It’s unrealistic to presume that people don’t get angry when driving. The important issue for all of us is to cope with frustrating situations and diffuse our anger appropriately.
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Does the brain matter in business?

Feeling overloaded and stressed out at work? Neuroscience can offer some help.

Are We Over Simplifying Our Wellbeing?

Do you struggle sometimes to maintain your wellbeing? Does it feel like circumstances around you just seem to keep pulling you down?

3 Ways Millennials Can Manage Their Ambition-Related Stress

By Caroline Beaton on May 28, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Though responsible for great success and progress, ambition can also cause feelings of worthlessness, mania and anxiety. Neuroscience now explains why.

For Parents: High School Students Facing Year-End Burnout

Is your exhausted, stressed-out high school student crumbling at the end of the school year? These tips will help you provide the practical support your child needs.

8 Habits That Make Millennials Stressed And Unproductive

By Caroline Beaton on May 26, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
More than half of millennials admit to having lain awake at night during the past month from stress.

12 Keys To A Great Self-Relationship, Starting Now

Self-care is where it's at, but it doesn't mean being selfish or overindulgent. Learn to have a great relationship with yourself. It's a long-term project, and you won't regret it.
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Are You Grounded? Centered? Or Both?

Have you felt less grounded and centered lately? While these different, some of the self-help tools to ground you and bring you back to center are similar. Read more for tips.

How to Talk With Kids About the Ariana Grande Concert Attack

Parents of young Ariana Grande fans are facing the sickening question of how to talk to their kids about the explosion at her recent concert in Manchester. Here are 5 tips.

13 Reasons Why

Have your heard warnings about "13 Reasons Why?" Get the basics about how clinical depression is diagnosed.

Anxious? There Are Two Ways To Go

Some believe the way to deal with anxiety is to replace uncertainty with certainty that what is feared can't happen. That is not the way the brain is supposed to work.

Narrative Expressive Journaling Could Help Your Vagus Nerve

A new study found that "narrative expressive journaling" (in which you create a storyline with self-distancing) reduces stress better than extremely emotional "expressive writing."

Millennial Duck Syndrome

By Caroline Beaton on May 20, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
When entrepreneurship wasn't as effortless as I first thought, I felt like I'd failed.

When You're Tapped Before Age 30

By Caroline Beaton on May 19, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Until we permanently alter the behaviors exacerbating our exhaustion, we'll remain rutted in perpetual recovery.

3 Easy Tips to Reduce Job Stress and Avoid Burnout

How to unwind even when you're too stressed to think straight.

Keep Your Cool! How to Stop Meltdowns in Their Tracks

By Meg Selig on May 18, 2017 in Changepower
Do you sometimes have meltdowns when faced with the daily hassles of life? Here are 12 ways to get back in control and feel better about yourself.

Ace Future Job Interviews With This Two Step Strategy

By Brad Waters on May 16, 2017 in Design Your Path
Even bad job interviews are good practice. A career expert's approach for making the most of every interview.

What's So Hard About Parenting a Child With a Disability?

Have you ever told a parent of a child with a disability to "lighten up"? Perhaps that's not the best approach.

Tips for Spring Cleaning

Cleaning up the stress mess is vital. Long-term, ongoing stress is bad for your physical and emotional health.
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The Impact of Mentors

A new collection of important papers reminds us of past work in criminal psychology, as well as the importance of mentors.

Is Yoga a treatment for Type 2 Diabetes?

An endocrinologist reveals why the most potent prescription for diabetes may not be a pill.

Preventing Cyberbullying Among Children and Adolescents

Cyberbullying is linked to increased problems in youth such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and decreased performance in school. How can it be addressed?
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How to Help (and Deal With) an Anxious Person

Struggling with a person who is easily anxious? Here's how to help you and them.

This Conversation Can Protect Your Relationship From Stress

Are you feeling stressed out and lonely in your relationship? A few adjustments can go a long way.
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Stress and Addiction

There is solid evidence for the link between chronic stress and the motivation to abuse addictive substances.