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8 Little Ways To Deal With This Scary, Awful, Crappy Week

First there was the horrific attack at the Boston Marathon, followed closely by news of multiple poison-laced letters sent to Washington, DC. Yesterday, we saw the Senate ignore the pleas of 90 percent of the population and vote to protect the NRA, and last night, we all watched as a fertilizer plant in Texas eruptedMore »


Stressed? 5 Ways To Avoid A Holiday-Fueled Freak Out

The holidays are good times — everything is sparkly and Mariah Carey is blasting wherever you go. But they also create the perfect storm of getting-to-the-airport, gift-giving, bring-on-the-crazy stress. The good news: Your body has your back. “The way the body responds to stress is the same during the holidays as during any other time… More »


Reason Number 2,453 Why Canada Is Better Than Us: Canadian University Installs “Puppy Room” For Stressed Out Students

Do you go to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada? No? Well, get your but there on December 4, 5 and 6th, because the school is creating a goddamned puppy room for stressed out students. The pups won’t be permanently on campus; they’re graciously volunteering their time and soft, floppy ears with volunteers from Therapeutic Paws… More »


The Things That Comfort Us In Times Of Extreme Stress

Between Hurricane Sandy and the election, I would classify the last two weeks as a time of extreme stress. Nothing I won’t be able to bounce back from, but I’ve had a few sleepless nights and a perma-knot in my stomach. Some of you have voiced your opinions in the comments, wondering how TheFrisky can… More »


12 Totally Free Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

We all feel a little crazy sometimes (for me, “sometimes” means at least three times a day), and while we’re big proponents of therapy and other structured forms of mental health support here at The Frisky, there are times when limited funds or busy schedules make it tough to get professional help. In honor of… More »


10 Surefire Ways To Deal With Anxiety

I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was a kid. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, earthquakes used to be a huge source of stress for me, and I’d often lie awake at night terrified that the ground would start shaking. As an adult, I’ve got a pretty good handle on specific fears like that, but… More »


7 Early Signs Of Stress


Girl Talk: I’m A Stress Seeker

My name is Amelia and I am a stress seeker. According to a recent article in Women’s Health, stress seekers are “addicted to high-anxiety lifestyles … because somewhere along the line being stretched to the limit turned into a badge of honor.” I know about when it happened for me. When I was suddenly dumped… More »


Having Trouble Getting Knocked Up? Visit A Medical Clown!

Talk about a silly study. Women who have had trouble getting pregnant and have resorted to using in vitro fertilization can increase their chances of conception by spending just 15 minutes with a “medical clown.” Yeah. A medical CLOWN. Researchers studied 229 Israeli women undergoing IVF and found that those who spent a 1/4 of… More »


How Do You Get Yourself Out Of A Crap Mood?

I’m not gonna lie — the last two weeks have been a blur of crapitude. Cavities, a bad cold, emotional dramz and more have left me both physically and psychologically drained. I’ve spent way too much time on my couch but can’t foresee any reason NOT to be there either. Usually, I’m pretty good about… More »


We Feel Better On Weekends, Study Says

No matter how cool your job is, you’re in a better mood and have less aches and pains from Friday evening to Sunday morning. We knew we loved weekends! According to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, people feel mentally and physically better on the weekend,… More »


Attention, All Stress Balls!

When it comes to stress relief, I generally turn to hanging out with friends, watching funny television, and just plain trying to forget about the cause of my tension. Massages work wonders, too. But after seeing these new “chic” stress balls, I might have to reconsider my methods. Bloom Putty took the basic idea of… More »


France Telecom Suicide Epidemic Now Tallies 25

It sounds like something out of a mind-control horror movie: France Télécom, the European telecommunications giant, has now seen 25 of their employees commit suicide in the past 18 months. The most recent incident occurred yesterday when a 48-year-old engineer with a wife and family hanged himself in his home. These suicides aren’t coincidental. Victims… More »


Quickies!: A “Housewife” Takes A Ride On The Village Bicycle

A-Rod is supposedly dating Bethenny Frankel from “The Real Housewives of New York City.” [Perez Hilton] — Maybe now she can reach Kelly Bensimon’s level, but then again, she probably doesn’t want any more associations with Kelly.
Hillllarious true life mom confessions — you mean there’s piss and vomit? [New Parent]
Chris Brown’s family removed… More »


The Most Stressful Moments Of A Relationship

A new study suggests that the most stressful time of the week is 11:45 on Tuesday morning. The idea is that most people in the workforce coast through Mondays catching up on gossip with their co-workers, favorite websites, and online social networks. By Tuesday reality sets in and they spend the morning going through everything… More »


Don’t Be So Quick To Blame Stress For Your Gray Hair

Everybody told me my premature gray hairs were due to stress or genes. Some of that is probably true. My mom is completely gray and my boyfriend has contributed to at least seven of my silver-colored strands. But there’s a more scientific explanation for going gray. Researchers have discovered that gray hairs occur because of… More »


How Men And Women Deal With Stress

A lot of times, it seems like women deal with stress by talking about their problems, while men shut down and keep quiet about what’s troubling them. In the police force, the opposite is kind of true. Don Kurtz, an assistant professor of social work at Kansas State University, studied gender differences in stress and… More »


Quickies!: Janet Jackson’s Secret Daughter

Janet Jackson’s rumored secret daughter with James Debarge might write a tell-all. We may finally know the truth. [Mediatakeout]
Poor Cindy the dog. We’re sure dressing your dog in ridiculous costumes so that it looks like another species is animal cruelty. [Candy Kirby]
Last night, Bea Arthur was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame. More »


10 Tips for Overcoming Election Day Anxiety

After months and months of a heated, nail-biting, historic presidential race, Election Day is finally upon us, and if you’re like a lot of us who are passionately invested in the outcome, chances are the pressure and anxiety at this point is downright overwhelming. So after the jump, ten tips for overcoming Election Day anxiety… More »


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