Night-time lighting – seen here in Chongqing, China – is one of many aspects of city living that can make us more stressed.
Research shows planners and built environment professionals have surprisingly poor knowledge about how cities might harm mental health. The good news is that simple steps can make a big difference.
Job burnout: how to spot it and take action.
The telltale signs of burnout ... and what to do about them.
A young breast-cancer patient in her home.
Two US researchers have traced the majority of cancers to DNA replication errors during our natural cell replacement. Their finding asks for a renewed inquiry into the role of "chance" in cancer.
Rosa and Alan Duarte at a vigil Oct. 2, 2017 in Las Vegas for the victims of the Las Vegas shootings.
AP Photo/Gregory Bull
Terrorism, confusion and fear are leaving many feeling demoralized. While not quite on the level of depression, demoralization is still something to pay attention to. Here are some ways to do that.
A stable, supportive family is key to preventing childhood trauma.
Childhood trauma from abuse, neglect and even divorce increases the risk for physical, mental and developmental problems. To prevent the poisonous consequences, safety and stability are essential.
This newborn fiddler ray will be released back into the ocean. But will it survive?
Rays caught unintentionally by fishing trawlers often spend time on deck before being returned to the ocean. New research shows the stress of this experience affects pregnant rays, and their babies.
Feeling sweary? On your bike!
Be careful about where you try this out.
A fern repeats its pattern at various scales.
Fractals are patterns that repeat at increasingly fine magnifications. They turn up in the natural world and in artists' work. Research suggests they contribute to making something aesthetically appealing.
Hair samples reveal how stress and obesity are linked.
A protest in New York’s Washington Square Park days after Donald Trump’s election.
Millions took to protests after Donald Trump was elected, but others took to therapists' offices. Read why the election was harder on some than others, and things you can do to take care of yourself.
Traffic in Los Angeles.
Traffic wastes time, creates pollution and costs money. But can it also affect us psychologically? A new study suggests that unexpected traffic can increase the incidence of domestic violence.
The threat of Centrelink debt is one more stressor on already vulnerable people.
The controversial Centrelink debt recovery system is bad news for the mental health of the disadvantaged and vulnerable people it targets.
Making New Year resolutions?
Research shows that kindness toward oneself, or self-compassion, could improve motivation.
Fuelling direct competition between talented colleagues can backfire.
Some low income families as part of the study reported not having enough money to feed themselves as well as their children.
New research shows the harsh realities of getting by on a low income and highlights how help for those doing it tough needs to change.
Immigrant families attend an education forum in Los Angeles.
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
A public health researcher and advocate explains how immigration raids can impact mental and physical health, and trigger a breakdown of trust and safety in communities across the US.
The current education system lends itself to heightened stress levels among staff – and the empowerment of bullies.
Research suggests friends don't just help in the bad times – they cut damaging stress just by being around.
Burnout is a growing problem for the modern workplace. It has an impact on organisational costs, as well as employee health and well-being.
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Celebrating mental health is a great opportunity to make the right changes to keep workers happy – and productive.