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Everyone knows what someone means when they say they are "stressed out.” But what is stress itself?

Stress is your body’s response to anything that disrupts your normal life and routines. The causes of stress can be everyday events and changes, such as relationships, work, money, and difficult decisions. They can also be traumatic events, such as the death of a loved one, natural disasters, and trauma. The good news is that people are resilient. We can recognize stress as a natural response to changes and challenges, and we can learn how best to respond to these cues when managing stress.

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10 Real Ways to Overcome Embarrassment

There’s a reason why we say we’re dying of embarrassment. Because while we’re in the midst of an embarrassing episode, dying really does seems

7 Ways to Leave Your Job

Here, then, in Paul Simon style, are 7 Ways to Leave Your Job.

9 Ways to Stop Obsessing

The French call Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder folie de doute, the doubting disease.

7 Office Depression Busters: Tips for Work Depression

In the last decade reported job stress has doubled. Get 7 tips to ward off depression at work.

Looking for Happiness? Stop Trying to Find It

I’m constantly on the hunt for insights about happiness, or ideas about how to be happier

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Shopping for stress

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. Peter Whybrow, Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA,...

Positive and negative stress

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky explains that stress in the form of stimulation is a positive force...

Understanding stress

Dr. Bruce McEwen, Director, Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at Rockefeller University, answers the questions, What is stress? Does stress harm the brain? and, What...

Eat, Pray, Love…and Relax

Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of the book, Eat, Pray, Love, talks about why divorce produces such a high level of stress, how she...

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