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The Stress of Competition Affects Even Olympic Athletes
The stress of competing can interfere with performance. Olympic archers' accuracy improved when their heart rates were lower.
How Music Relieved the Stress of COVID Quarantines
COVID lockdowns were hard on everyone everywhere. Listening to music was one way some people coped with the stress and isolation.
To Get Healthier, Start on Monday
Struggling with resolutions already? Beginning a diet, exercise or other healthy change on a Monday can make you more likely to succeed.
Job Stress and Sleep
Is your job keeping you up at night? It might be about stress at work, but it could also be about not being challenged enough. Some tips.
A Mindful Way to Reduce Anxiety
Not everyone can take anti-anxiety medications. Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques may work just as well.
Learning to Bounce Back
The brains of mice who displayed resilience showed they perceived standing up to a threat rewarding; others became avoidant and depressed.
Meals with Others Ease Stress
Eating with others is a great de-stressor and good for nutrition. There's a program to help you make that happen at least one day a week.
What Petting Your Pup Does for Your Brain
Your prefrontal cortex lights up when you pet your dog. This suggests a way to help people with social deficits connect with others.
Gender and Racial Disparities Among STEM Students
A mediocre white male student has twice the chance of attaining a STEM degree as a Black man or white woman with the same grades.
Selfish, Sleepy People
Being tired makes you stressed. It also makes you less likely to be kind. People who are sleep-deprived are less willing to help others.
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