Academics report feeling unhappy and isolated in their current work culture.
Many study participants reported they had smelled an absent partner’s clothing because it made them feel relaxed or secure.
Smelling a romantic partner's clothing is common behaviour, and research shows that it may improve sleep quality, and ease stress levels.
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Stress, and more chronic exhaustion such as burnout, is commonplace within the modern workplace.
Just a few millimeters across, organoids are clumps of cells that resemble the brain.
Madeline Andrews, Arnold Kriegstein's lab, UCSF
Brain organoids are tiny models that neuroscientists use to learn more about how the brain grows and works. But new research finds important differences between the model and the real thing.
New research has identified the main triggers of this psychological phenomenon, the contexts in which it happens and the types of fears involved in it.
New research confirms the benefits, but few hospitals in the UK provide these services at present.
At a molecular level, stresses and strains can make your body clock break into a sprint.
Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.
Responding to pressure with your respiratory system.
Access to the shoreline is great, but what about places not on the coast?
Béju (Happy City, Street Plan, University of Virginia)
Research into public health benefits of integrating nature into cities has focused on green spaces. New studies suggest water features are just as useful and can piggyback on other infrastructure goals.
Last-minute shopping can be stressful.
Figuring out how much to spend on gifts can be stressful.
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Traditional expectations can be a problem in relationships.
Dale Palmer prepares his home in NSW for the bushfires. The decision to stay and defend one’s property requires a person to be mentally, as well as physically, prepared.
In catastrophic fire conditions, leaving early is the only safe option. But in other conditions, one thing that's often overlooked in decisions to stay or go is how mentally tough you need to be.
We spend on average four hours a day looking at our phones.
The relationship between our smartphones and levels of the stress hormone cortisol isn't yet clear, but people report feeling more stressed than they were before they had a smartphone.
The market has been flooded with apps related to Buddhism and most of them claim to teach meditation.
Buddhist meditation apps are an increasingly popular stress-reliever for people on the go. But do these apps really work? Or are they products of a lucrative industry contributing to a tech addiction?
What does the future hold – and how will you handle what comes next?
Worried about an uncertain future? A psychologist offers tips to overcome the stress.
It's often said that "bad posture" can cause neck pain but science seems to indicate that other factors might be at play.
The Portal uses individual stories of meditative transformation to suggest a bigger change is possible.
A new film contends that meditation can transform us from individuals in chaos to calm beings - and in turn change the world.
If you let it work for you, stress can be your secret weapon.
Stress is actually our body getting us ready to take on a challenge. A stress response can increase oxygen to the brain and improve attention, focus, energy and determination.
Keeping sight of the reasons you’re in college helps stave off burnout.
Going to college can be a stressful experience that takes a toll on students' health and well-being. A higher education specialist offers tips to keep the stress at bay.
The tragedies in El Paso and Dayton bring sadness, grief and stress to many people.
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Many feel grief, despair and fear after the news of horrible mass shootings. A neuroscientist offers 6 tips on how to process these feelings.