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 towards 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.
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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.
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Social stress is a main cause of depression, and women, in general, experience more stress than men. But new research suggests men may be more vulnerable to depression caused by stressful events.
Volunteering boosts your health.
Scientists have found that there are many physical and mental benefits to volunteering.
Stressed? It’s all in the mind.
With exam season in full swing, how you cope with stress might be the difference between brilliance and burnout.
Don’t give up.
Because exam season can be tough on parents, too.
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There's a genetic side to animal welfare.
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.