Stress

Being stressed can affect your health. Learn about stress management to reduce stress.

Stress: How to Recognize Stress and Deal With It

Stress is normal, but too much can hurt your quality of life. Here are the symptoms of stress and how to deal with anxiety and stress.

33 Ways to Make Managing Stress Much Easier

Health experts weigh in on the simple ways to improve stress management for relief, from calling a friend to...


10 Ways to Reduce Stress That Actually Backfire

Make sure you recover after a stressful day the right way—and think twice about these coping mechanisms.


10 Surprising Ways Stress Can Be Good for Your Body

Stress is almost always the bad guy in life, but—surprise!—small or moderate amounts of it may actually make you feel...


15 5-Second Strategies for Shutting Down Stress ASAP

You know that stressed-out feeling all too well—your heart races, your breath becomes shallow, your mind starts spinning. Luckily, these...

Rough Day? 7 Ways to Unwind that Don’t Involve Cocktails or Cookies

Add these healthy ways to ways to de-stress without food or drink to your self-care toolkit


Ever Get the ‘Sunday Scaries’? Psychologists List 5 Reasons This ‘Anticipatory Anx...

Sunday depression is real. Mental health specialists assure us that the "Sunday scaries" are a widely shared experience, and...

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A Psychologist Says This Trending Way to Handle Anger May Actually Be Good for Your Heart

For those moments when your temper reaches the brink, a mental health expert—along with a former NCAA Division I team...


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10 Science-Backed Ways to Lower Your Stress This Instant (Really!)

Stressed? We feel you. Here, science comes to the rescue with actual proven ways to decrease your stress level—right now.


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What to Say to People Who Push Food on You During the Holidays

Most food pushers are well-intended, if misguided, but others may be trying to hurt or sabotage you. Here are expert...


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Can Stress Cause Hives? 8 Things to Know About Stress Hives

Yes, there's such a thing as a stress rash or hives. Find out more about stress hives and...

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9 Signs Toxic Productivity Is Impacting Your Life

Trying to be productive in all areas of your life can hurt you mentally and physically. Here's how to...


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7 Signs You’re Headed for a Nervous Breakdown

If you’re stressed and experiencing these symptoms, you might be ready to snap.


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The Most Relaxing Hobby You Can Do, According to This Survey

We're all a little tense. Here's a simple, anxiety-soothing way to unwind—and a few more options if that's not the...


8 Weird Symptoms You Didn’t Know Were Linked to Stress

Need help coming to terms with stress or figuring out how to handle it? Here are some weird stress...


23 Tips for a Truly Restorative, Stress-Free Weekend

Reclaim your weekend with these effortless tips that will keep you fit and happy on your days off.

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10 Herbs That Can Help Ease Stress

Stress presses in from all sides, but you can help manage it by exploring the world of natural herbal remedies.


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How 14 Wellness Experts Cope With Coronavirus-Related Stress and Anxiety

Check the news only twice a day, call your family, and... make your bed? Here are all the ways experts...


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The 7 Different Types of Stress—and How to Ease Them

Mental health experts reveal how to cope with different types of stress, from ambient anxiety to money troubles


13 Signs You Could Have Secondhand Stress

Stress is contagious, and being around certain people can set off your stress response, even when your own life is...


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29 Simple Habits that Relieve Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Are the holidays the season of excitement or a time for anxiety and frustration? Here are expert tips to get...


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How Friends Relieve Stress and Help Us Cope

Friends are great, but most of us don't realize exactly how great: Here's how close relationships relieve stress and keep...


This Is Your Brain on Stress

Losing your cool when the unexpected happens can have 
dire results. But you can train 
your mind to handle chaos.


8 Silent Signs Stress Is Making You Sick

Americans are more stressed than ever, according to an American Psychological Association survey, and nearly one-third say stress impacts their...

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12 Stress-Relief Toys and Products That Actually Work

Some days, life can make even the calmest person feel anxious. Find your zen with one of these calming stress-relief...


11 Best Foods to Help Reduce Stress

Stress is sometimes unavoidable, but research suggests that certain nutrients, such as complex carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium,...


12 Telltale Signs You’re Stressed More Than You Realize

Your brain can get so used to being stressed out that it seems normal. But these clues from the new...


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Bad Stress vs. Good Stress: How to Know the Difference

Everyone focuses on the negative side of stress, but some stress is actually good for you. Here's how to...


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8 Things That Get Way Harder When You’re Stressed

When everyday stress turns chronic, you could find some things in life getting harder, like your ability to focus...


7 Underlying Stresses You Didn’t Know You Had

What is stress? For starters, it can be hiding in places you never realized. Here, we call out those sneaky...