A park, in this case Hyde Park in Sydney, is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to engage with nature in the city.
Nature is dispersed through our cities, even if we don’t notice it. And there's abundant evidence that engaging with nature, even in urban settings, is good for us.
In the age of the smartphone, it's often hard to switch off after work. Here's how employment law can help.
We all know that stress can wreak havoc on your health but what does it do to your genes?
Prolonged periods of stress can aid in the spread of cancer.
Chronic stress accelerates cancer growth in mice, according to a new study, pointing to potential treatment targets to slow the progression of cancer to other organs.
Pass the lotion.
Modern life creates long-term stress our bodies aren't designed to cope with – but all is not lost.
Avoiding stress could help stave off the flu.
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Cold and flu season is here, but getting worried about it might only hurt your chances of staying healthy.
Get your chill on.
New research shows that the effects of stress accumulate over a lifetime.
Being made to feel you don’t belong in your chosen field is stressful.
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Being underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math means women can be made to feel they don't belong, with long-term mental health consequences.
The activities we do during the day – from having a fight with a partner to using our iPhones at night – also affect our hormone levels and, in turn, our quality of sleep.
Sleep allows many of our hormones to replenish so we have the optimal energy, immunity, appetite and coping ability to face the day’s highs and lows.
Even in a dreary office, by understanding how your brain works you can change how it feels to be there.
In many of the workplaces I visit as a neuroscientist, stressed workers behave much like addicted lab rats. But you don't have to quit the rat race to start feeling better at work.
Times are tough – for some more than others.
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The harshest cuts have yet to happen, but the bite is already being felt.
Are more students seeking special exam consideration because they’re increasingly aware it’s available to them, or because they need it?
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Recent media reports have indicated there is a growing number of students requiring special considerations for coursework and exams.
To err is human, but pressure not to can become too much.
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We live in a world dominated by the pursuit of perfection – but too much pressure at work can trigger severe stress.
Guppies who are under constant threat of predation do worse than those who live without predators.
Humans can learn a thing or two from animals on how to deal with stress.
That menu suddenly looks very affordable!
There's great news for coffee lovers. A study has found that caffeine can help combat stress.
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The mindfulness technique is being blindly sold and we are buying it hook line and sinker.
It’s an annual ritual, but commencement still has value.
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As students walk to receive their certificates on commencement day, what are the thoughts of their teachers who stood at the same place some decades ago? What has changed?
Music unifies the world into a whole.
According to recent research, music is an evolutionary adaptation that helps us navigate a world rife with contradictions.
Racial discrimination may have biological impacts lasting across generations.
Think about the last time you left the house. Did strangers on the street acknowledge your presence with a smile or avert their glance? Chances are that the answer depended on your age, gender and, of…
Stress arises from what we assume others expect of us.
Stress is the physical and emotional response we all experience when faced with demanding situations. Our stress can arise from within when we fear we’re unable to meet our own high expectations. Or it…