Category Archives: Human Behavior: Stress

There Are Risks to Mindfulness at Work

Mindfulness is close to taking on cult status in the business world. But as with any rapidly growing movement—regardless of its potential benefits—there is good reason here for caution. Championed for many years by pioneering researchers such as Ellen Langer and … Continue reading

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When a Broken Heart Becomes a Real Medical Condition

Newswise — MAYWOOD, Ill. — On Valentine’s Day, people who have been unlucky in love will be said to suffer from a “broken heart.” Broken heart also refers to an actual medical condition that feels like a heart attack. Broken … Continue reading

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4 common productivity tips that are actually the worst

You’ve heard the same “tried and true” advice from productivity experts for years. And I’ll admit it — I’ve given and taken this advice myself. But the truth is: A lot of it is a lie. Most of the “best” … Continue reading

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Some stepfathers, those with multiple family roles, experience the highest stress levels

In stressful family circumstances, parenthood sometimes take a bigger toll on fathers’ mental health. Scholars at Brigham Young University and Princeton conducted research that gives a better look at how various types of parents experience stress. One finding of the … Continue reading

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Acute psychological stress reduces ability to withstand physical pain

Traffic slows to a crawl, then a stop. You are trapped in a bottleneck nightmare, and late for a meeting. The stress takes a toll on you psychologically - but your body is at risk as well, according to a … Continue reading

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Children’s hunger born from mothers’ trauma

The roots of children’s hunger today may stretch back, in part, to the past childhood trauma of their caregivers. Evidence amassed over the past two decades has demonstrated that stress and deprivation during childhood have lifelong consequences on health, as … Continue reading

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Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact: UBC study

A social and emotional learning program started by Academy Award winning actress Goldie Hawn to help school children improve their learning abilities, be more caring, and less stressed is now backed by new scientific evidence. In a study from the … Continue reading

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Stress during pregnancy related to infant gut microbiota

Women who experience stress during pregnancy are likely to have babies with a poor mix of intestinal microbiota and with a higher incidence of intestinal problems and allergic reactions. This could be related to psychological and physical problems as the … Continue reading

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Why all-nighters don’t work: How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand

Want to ace that test tomorrow? Here’s a tip: Put down the coffee and hit the sack. Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep … Continue reading

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Stressful jobs may increase stroke risk

(Reuters Health) – - People who have demanding jobs and job strain are more likely to suffer one type of stroke, a review of previous studies suggests. Job strain has been linked to heart attack risk in the past, but … Continue reading

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The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You

Every woman has had this experience: you get to the end of the day and realize you did nothing for you. And if you go days, weeks, or even months in this cycle, you begin to feel like you have … Continue reading

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Stress can be a factor for developing diabetes and autoimmune diseases

The recurring situation can trigger insulin resistance, hypertension, abdominal fat deposition; glucose elevation is the cause of this illness. Stress is an ability of humans to fight or flee when faced with problems affecting the individual. By changes in the … Continue reading

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Backache, Stress, and Tension: Understanding Why You Have Back Pain and Simple Exercises to Prevent and Treat It

Today’s busy world provides too much stress and not enough time for exercise. Instead of walking, running, and doing physical chores, we sit for hours at a desk, use machines to do work for us, and drive a car for … Continue reading

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