Category: Stress

Emotional Support Animals: Real Need or Scam?

Whether it’s a passenger fearful of flying, someone coping poorly with a past traumatic situation, or a student who gets nervous before tak­ing tests, an increasing...

Recognizing PTSD in Children

When we think of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, we usually think of soldiers who have come back from war. But PTSD can occur in anyone. It is increasingly...

Breathe Away Holiday Stress

The holiday season is here, and for many people, that means not just festivities, friends, and family but a boatload of stress. Indeed, a Healthline survey of 2,280...

Can Your Brain Really Multitask?

Co-author of the 2016 book The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World, Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, is a professor of neurology, physiology, and psychiatry at...

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...

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,...

The Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong

Research keeps accumulating about the health benefits of tai chi, which is high on our list of recommended exercises. Practiced around the world and very popular in the...

Walking in Nature

A few months ago I went on my annual backpacking trip in California’s magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains. I usually go with a friend for five or six days, and we do...

How to Stop Worrying

Take Action Let’s say your worries are realistic, and they are eating you up. Perhaps you fear not having enough money to retire on. Money worries sometimes turn into...

Meditation for Your Brain and Body

People who meditate regularly say it reduces stress and improves well-being, among other mental, physical, and spiritual benefits. And doctors often recommend meditation...