New research shows how reading books can help young people escape from their sources of stress, find role models in characters and develop empathy.
Though research is still ongoing, therapists’ practical experience and adults’ and kids’ self-reflections suggest that fidget toys can be helpful for emotional and cognitive support.
The immune system can respond to stress in ways that harm health. But there’s a stress-buster that can help keep you calm and healthy: exercise.
Smelling a romantic partner’s clothing is common behaviour, and research shows that it may improve sleep quality, and ease stress levels.
We know that failing to provide basic care like food and shelter is cruel, but we often overlook how disregarding the mental lives of our pets can also negatively impact their welfare.
Bach’s rescue remedies are tiny amounts of boiled flowers mixed with brandy. There’s little surprise there’s no evidence of their effectiveness.