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Pigs and humans have a lot in common, particularly their digestive tracts. Krumanop/Shutterstock.com

Stress is bad for your body, but how? Studying piglets may shed light

Stress makes people tired and irritable, but its dangers to the body do not stop there. Chemicals that were meant to work under an immediate threat harm organs in the body and can elevate blood pressure.
39 percent of Americans report feeling more anxious than this time last year. by Pathdoc/Shutterstock.com

Americans are more anxious than before

Americans are becoming more anxious about every element of their lives from safety to finances to politics.
Research shows that just 10 minutes of meditation per day can increase business students’ physical, mental and emotional awareness. (Shutterstock)

The many benefits of meditation in the classroom

Classroom meditation shows promise for improving student attention, focus, happiness and self-awareness.
The drive to overeat may be rooted in survival brain circuits. Phovoir/Shutterstock.com

Overeating? It may be a brain glitch

New weight loss approaches seek to switch off the brain patterns that drive overeating and weight regain. Here's how that works, and how it could help you.
Therapy dogs can decrease anxiety and stress in students, while getting them more excited about classroom activities. Howard County Library System/Flickr

Therapy dogs can help reduce student stress, anxiety and improve school attendance

Research shows therapy dogs can be beneficial for students in many ways including reducing stress and anxiety, and helping students feel more excited about participating in classroom activities.
Nearly half of all teachers report experiencing a lot of daily stress. AlenKadr/Shutterstock

The hidden threat of teacher stress

Nearly half of all teachers report having high levels of daily stress. Research shows that when teachers are stressed out, it can negatively affect students and schools.

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