The Five Worst Types of Stress Dreams

My air conditioner induces nightmares. I'm serious. If I don't sleep with it on, I wake up in the middle of the night sweating, but if I do sleep with it on, I wake up in the middle of the night convinced I'm being stalked by anti-choicers who secretly implanted a dead baby inside of my womb that I'm forced to carry… » 7/24/13 6:40pm 7/24/13 6:40pm

All That Technology in Bed Is Stressing the Sleep Out of You

In 2011, the National Sleep Foundation polled over 1,500 Americans and found that ninety-five percent of respondents used some form of technology in the hour before bed. That's not great, especially considering new research suggesting that all that time you spend reading Wikipedia's Unusual Deaths page in the comfort… » 5/30/13 10:00am 5/30/13 10:00am

Pinterest Insecurity: 42% of Moms Report Mason Jar Stress Dreams

Pinterest, the internet's Home For Wayward Mason Jars™, is causing serious stress for moms. Apparently ladies are feeling inadequate because their attempts at craftiness aren't as stellar as the stuff showcased on the website's homepage. Women are worried their homemade cherpumples look like dino turds, and they're… » 5/13/13 10:25am 5/13/13 10:25am

Yoga, Therapy Dogs and Recess Thought to Make High School Somewhat…

As much as we like to give teenagers a hard time for being a bunch of selfish and destructive sext bots, that fact of the matter is that teens today face more pressures than ever before and not just because of social media. Getting into college has become more and more competitive in the faltering economy, leaving… » 1/31/13 10:25am 1/31/13 10:25am

A Happy Holiday Guide to Mindless Stress-Eating

Every holiday season, we're hit by a storm of friends, family, food, stress, and dumb trend pieces about how to eat during this festive time. But as hackneyed as those "How To Avoid Getting As Fat As Your Christmas Ham!" articles are, they touch on an issue that doesn't get taken as seriously during the rest of the… » 12/24/12 11:30am 12/24/12 11:30am

Is Constantly Reading Bad News Ruining Your Life?

Here's a new thing to get frothy over: a new study shows that women who read depressing news stories get much more worked up about it, and they stay stressed out about it for much longer than their male counterparts. In fact, reading stuff that stresses you out might spill into and negatively impact other areas in… » 10/12/12 4:40pm 10/12/12 4:40pm

Study Sheds Light on the Role of Emotional Stress in Disordered Eating

The findings of a recent undergraduate experiment at Bucknell University suggest that eating disorders serve as a way for individuals to focus their emotional stress into concrete, food-suppressing behavior. An enterprising undergrad and assistant linguistics professor recently conducted an experiment to figure out… » 10/07/12 2:00pm 10/07/12 2:00pm

Working Women May Be More Susceptible To Diabetes Thanks To Stress…

Yo, nothing's more irritating than the insertion of a female rom-com heroine's Ben & Jerry binge after a stressful day at work. It's the same lazy trope as slapping glasses on a female character so we can Safely Assume something instead of actually, you know, developing her character. So I kind of hate this, but here… » 8/25/12 3:40pm 8/25/12 3:40pm

It's Your Patriotic Duty to Be Overworked and Miserable

The other day, my mother called and I picked up the phone. This is noteworthy because I don't usually pick up the phone when anyone calls me, not even my mother, because I'm a very busy person whose life is full of many busy things. But I picked up the phone, and she asked me what I was up to, and I said that I was… » 7/03/12 6:00pm 7/03/12 6:00pm