Stress

5 Ways to Make Stress Work for You

Yes, it’s a fact of modern life. So why not use stress for good, not evil? Here’s how.

Here’s Why Your Email is Stressing You Out

It’s not just because your inbox is full.

3 Things to Do When You’re Paralyzed by Stress

When you’re so frazzled that you can barely see straight, let alone deal with one more crisis, that’s a sign that you’ve been tense for too long, and that your stress is on the verge of morphing from the run-of-the-mill variety into the toxic kind. Here are three proven ways to break the stress cycle.

The Surprising Ways People Cope With Holiday Stress 

And three science-backed ways to beat it.

6 Signs the Holidays Are Making You Craz

You bake 20 pounds of spiced nuts at 3 a.m., even though you have the flu...or cry on Christmas morning when your 4-year-old ignores the giant stuffed panda but loves that 99-cent pack of gum. Those are just a few of the warning signs that the stress is getting to you. Let these wise men and women offer a reality check—and tips for finding joy again.

The Surprising Health Benefit of Washing the Dishes

Think twice before passing off this task. 

The Quickest Way to Eliminate Tension

Use these simple hands-on techniques—no massage therapist required.

Why Your Office Design Might Be Making You Cranky

New research says open offices don’t work if employees can’t have some privacy.

How (and Why) You Should Take a Break at Work

Yet another excuse to grab a cup of coffee.

A Simple Way to Calm Down Before a Big Event

When there’s an anxiety-producing event looming—an important presentation, dental surgery, a first date—you can start to calm your nerves the day before with this exercise.

6 Tips for Managing Back-to-School Stress

Expert advice for starting the school year off strong.