Posts tagged "stress"

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 1, 2012

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 12, 2011

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 1, 2011

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 15, 2010

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,…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 12, 2010

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…

By: Bianca Posterli / November 12, 2009

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. Victim…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 16, 2009

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…

By: Annika Harris / April 15, 2009

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…

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 7, 2009

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…

By: Persia Ali / March 3, 2009

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…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 2, 2009

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.

By: Annika Harris / December 12, 2008

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…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 3, 2008
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