Can Adversity Be Good for You?

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger. That saying from the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (originally "What does not kill me, makes me stronger") has become a...

Coping with Anxiety About Terrorism

Not too long ago, most of us caught up on what was happening in the world by read­ing a daily newspaper or watching the nightly news. These...

What Computers Can Teach Us About Making Decisions

Tom Griffiths, PhD, is professor of psychology and director of the Computational Cognitive Science Lab at the University of California, Berkeley. In his new book, Algorithms to...

Can How You Argue Make You Sick?

Robert W. Levenson, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, studies how couples interact, looking for clues to marital stability and satisfaction. In his...

Long Work Hours Take a Toll

If you work long hours, you may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and should thus be extra vigilant in con­trolling risk factors such as high...

Little Problems, Big Stress

For some people, the greatest toll from stress may come not from a divorce, the loss of a job, or other major traumatic events, but from the...

The Unexpected Benefits of Crafting

Knitting, quilting, sewing, and other crafts may seem like nothing more than pleasant hobbies, but there’s more to these activities than meets the eye. Research shows that...

Recognizing and Treating PTSD

It’s normal to feel fear and anxiety during and after a traumatic event. Split-second changes occur in the body—tensed muscles, rapid heartbeat, increased respiration, and a surge...

Marriage and Your Health

Married people don’t really live longer; it just seems longer. So goes the old joke. But study after study has shown that the relationship between marriage and...

Are You Stressed Out?

The causes of stress range from common frustrations like these to traumatic experiences like going through a divorce, losing your job, or being a victim of violence....
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