You now have a Healthy excuse to fill your life with pleasure!
Whether it’s food or sex, pleasurable activity provides more than just pleasure, University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers say. It actually reduces stress by inhibiting anxiety responses in the brain.
After reaching an income of $75,000, money doesn’t buy happiness.
Does happiness rise with income? In one of the more scientific attempts to answer that question, researchers from Princeton have put a price on happiness. It’s about $75,000 in income a year.
Debt still stresses Americans.
The economy trudges ahead yet debt dogs many Americans, stressing them out even as they firm up their own financial foundations. There are new jobs produced but old worries persisting for people despite belt-tightening and boosted savings, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
Falling is a common theme in nightmares
Losing a loved one, being chased by a monster or running hopelessly late for a vital appointment – it’s all the stuff of nightmares. And for some of us, it’s a show of horrors that unfolds most times we go to sleep. Others claim never to be troubled by dreams of any sort.
Here’s a rather unexpected result of mass layoffs and high unemployment: the stress causes pregnant women to spontaneously abort more males, thus contributing to future gender gap.
To our ancient ancestors, those signs would presumably be signals of impending drought or other natural disaster, which would indicate a coming food scarcity. [Ralph] Catalano and colleagues concluded the closest thing we have today is the announcement of mass layoffs at major employers, which impacts “the degree to which the larger population perceives a threat to its economic security.”
Stress affects success at school
Parents who push themselves too hard at work may harm their children’s chance of success at school. Research shows that mothers and fathers with career burnout pass on their feelings of disillusionment at home. Their offspring are more likely to lose interest in schoolwork.
The Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Department recorded their own version of The Twelve Days of Christmas using gifts they are accustomed to.
About 20 members of the Police Department were involved in the making of the video, which was directed by Crime Prevention Officer Jeff Wamboldt and edited by Safety Officer Dennis Walsh. Work on the video began in September with filming throughout the month of October; the video was finished before Thanksgiving.
Employees who are invigorated and dedicated have a happier home life, according to a new Kansas State University study. The researchers studied how positive work experiences extend into family life and facilitate family interactions. They found that employees who are engaged in their woek, which includes higher levels of vigour, more dedication and absorption in daily activities, have better moods and more satisfaction at home.
For the 2nd year running, the winner is Chicago
Sinking property values, high unemployment and prices, and poor environments add to the pressure felt by residents in these metros.
People who get divorced are more likely to suffer health problems including heart disease and cancer, even if they go on to remarry, a study has shown.
Short duration stress good for youExperiencing chronic stressday after day can produce physical and mental wear and tear and retard learning. However, acute stress — a short stressful incident — may energise learning and memory, according to a recent study.