Jul 22, 2014 — An NPR poll finds that stressed-out American adults commonly feel that their appearance contributes to their anxiety. But how do teens experience stress over their appearance?
Jul 17, 2014 — Too stressed to get seven hours of solid shut-eye tonight? Prepare to be even less resilient tomorrow. Stress disrupts sleep, which feeds depression, anxiety — and more stress, scientists say.
Jul 16, 2014 — Socializing topped the list of stress reducers for those dealing with a great deal of stress, according to an NPR poll. Prayer, meditation, exercise and playing with pets were also common responses.
Jul 16, 2014 — Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.
Jul 15, 2014 — Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found.
Jul 14, 2014 — When we don't have enough of something — love, time or money — we spend extraordinary effort worrying about how to get by, research shows. The stress of poverty changes the way people think.
Jul 14, 2014 — We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we're feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.
Jul 12, 2014 — Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg says we can't always change difficult circumstances, but it is possible to change the way we experience them. That can start with a simple exercise.
Jul 12, 2014 — On Friday, Dr. Lynn Bufka, a licensed psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety and stress, came to NPR to answer questions online about coping with stress. Here are some highlights.
Jul 10, 2014 — Simply watching, reading or listening to steady news coverage of a traumatic event can be as stressful as experiencing the event in person, research suggests.