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Stress Makes Men More Social and Generous

By Margarita Nahapetyan It has been a long-held belief that, when it comes to stress, men become more aggressive and even ready to fight. However, German psychologists and neuroscientists have refuted this stereotype claiming that men under stress are actually more social, more likely to trust others and to share their resources. How men and women cope with stress has been a widely researched topic for scientists over the years, with

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Mental Stress Hurts Women's Hearts More Than Men's

By Margarita Nahapetyan When women experience mental stress they are more likely than men to suffer heart problems, according to a small new study from the U.S. scientists who revealed that during emotional upsets, heart blood flow increases in men, but never changes in women. In the United States, coronary artery disease continues to be number one cause of death of both men and women, taking nearly 600,000 lives every year. However,

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Stress Is Responsible For Grey Hair

By Margarita Nahapetyan Grey hair is a sign of age, without any doubt, but the real cause of the hair color change is stress, report Japanese scientists in a paper. The study also says that if individuals experienced less stress in their lives, they could keep their natural color much longer. According to the principal author of the study, Emi Nishimura, of Kanazawa University in Japan, stress, in fact, damages DNA and depletes the me

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IBMT - New Meditation Therapy To Reduce Stress

By Margarita Nahapetyan Chinese scientists have unraveled a secret of a mind-body technique, adapted from traditional Chinese medicine, that significantly cuts down stress levels in just five days of practice. The practice - integrative body-mind training (IBMT) - is practiced by thousands of people in China and is now being taught to undergraduates who are taking part in the research on the method at the University of Oregon (UO). In

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Women Handle Stressful Life Events Better Than Men

By Margarita Nahapetyan The experts at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem indicate that women can handle stressful situations much better than men. According to a new scientific study, individuals have different reactions to strain, mostly due to their genetic differences. Another important factor that generates varying responses to factors associated with stress, is the gender of a person. Some people appear to be resilient in accept

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Faith In God Helps Anxiety And Stress

By Margarita Nahapetyan Canadian scientists from the University of Toronto found that there are differences in the brains of religious people and those who are not. New findings show that people who believe in God experience less anxiety and stress compared to non-religious individuals. The results were based on two studies conducted by Michael Inzlicht, assistant professor of psychology at the University's Scarborough campus. In both

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Success Depression and Encore Anxiety

Excerpted from Reclaiming the Fire: How Successful People Overcome Burnout By Steven Berglas, Ph.D. Americans are obsessed with lists of "bests" and "worsts," including the Fortune 500, Forbes's 400, even Mr. Blackwell's worst dressed list. But to get to the bottom-line definition of success most Americans carry around, we need to recall the quotation attributed to the football coach Vince Lombardi: "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." A cornerstone of our c

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Mastering the 'R' in Productive Reduction

Excerpted from Leave the Office Earlier: The Productivity Pro Shows You How to Do More in Less Time...and Feel Great About It By Laura Stack, MBA, CSP Because a finite amount of time is available, if you want to get more done, the temptation is to go faster and work more hours. However, productivity is not about squeezing more into your days. This chapter will help you reduce things that waste your time, called "speed bumps." By eliminating speed bumps, you create the s

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The Hell of Conditioning: All Things Change, Nothing Perishes

Excerpted from City Dharma: Keeping Your Cool in the Chaos By Arthur Jeon Most beliefs are a result of familial, cultural, or religious conditioning-the small self programmed from birth to think, feel, and act a certain way. We are all strongly attached to our beliefs, but this conditioning is simply an accident of birth-a version of the Crips and the Bloods, the Muslims and the Jews, the Protestants and the Catholics, who, if they were born on a different block, would

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Are You Anxious? Or Depressed?

Excerpted from When Panic Attacks; The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy: That Can Change Your Life By David D. Burns, M.D. Most of the lime, negative emotions don't come in pure packages. In fact, anxiety and depression usually go hand in hand. However, these feelings are very different from each other. Anxiety results from the perception of danger. You can't feel anxious unless you tell yourself that something terrible is about to happen. For example, if you have a fear

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This Attention Deficit World: Frantic, Free, and Out of Control

Excerpted from CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and about to Snap. Strategies for Handling Your Fast-paced Life By Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. Swirling around, swept into the air like dry leaves before a great storm, we're tossed about by forces we invented but no longer control. The wind rules, picking us up and taking us where it blows. Busy. Fast. Wired. Going who knows where. Welcome to our attention deficit world.

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Ambitious People - The Five Stages of Adrenal Burnout

Excerpted from Tired of Being Tired: Rescue, Repair, Rejuvenate By Jesse Lynn Hanley, M.D., Nancy DeVille Most ambitious people have at one time or another stopped to think about what might happen if they kept driving themselves. For forty-seven-year-old Danielle Di Benedetto, it was the proverbial bad dream. She opened her eyes to a group of solemn-faced doctors gathered around her hospital bed The chief of cardiac surgery cleared his throat and stoically delivered the

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Trauma: The Right-Brain Connection

Excerpted from Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal By Belleruth Naparstek Brain development expert Bruce Perry has studied how a traumatized brain is compelled to train its focus away from language and verbal content, and to fix instead on nonverbal danger cues-body movements, facial expressions, tone of voice, and the like, searching for threat-related information. Cognition and behavior are mediated by the more primitive parts of the brain-the brai

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The Challenge of Stress and the Benefits of Wellness

Excerpted from Stress Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Wellness By Edward A. Charlesworth, Ph.D., Ronald G. Nathan, Ph.D. Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be comfortable in almost any situation? They seem calm and collected even when they make the most important decisions. They project a sense of quiet confidence and seem to have overcome the fears most of us associate with modern life. Many of these people have felt the same a

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Hardworking Women - Growing Up Good

Excerpted from Time Off for Good Behavior: How Hardworking Women Can Take a Break and Change Their Lives By Mary Lou Quinlan I am not the only Type A good girl. I've got a lot of company. Perhaps you're one yourself. Millions of us went to the same good girl training camp. Picture the women in your personal and professional circles, and you will easily identify the ones I mean. Think of your neighbor who says, "Leave it to me, I'll pick up all the kids." Imagine the col

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Stress and Disease

Excerpted from Stand Like Mountain Flow Like Water: Reflections on Stress and Human Spirituality By Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. Stephanie is a mother of three children. Her husband, Ted, is a sales representative for a large corporation; he travels at least four days of each week. It's a tough job raising the children alone. Despite her love for Ted, Stephanie resents his job, which has affected her health. Her story is a good example of the mind-body-spirit connection.&#

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