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  • Donkey offers Finals Week stress relief at Montana State

    05/04/2017 2:35:43 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 17 replies
    Yahoo News-AP ^ | May 3, 2017 | Yahoo News-AP
    A donkey named Oliver joined several therapy dogs offering stress relief during Finals Week at Montana State University in Bozeman.
  • Millennials are going bald from too much stress

    05/02/2017 3:41:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Moneyish ^ | 5/01/17 | Catey Hill
    **SNIP** Experts say they’re seeing more people like John and Mabel: men and women as young as 18 who are freaking out about going bald. San Francisco dermatologist Andrea Hui says balding millennials are coming to her more than ever, asking her for everything from natural supplements like Nutrafol to more invasive procedures like PRP, which involves injecting your own plasma into your scalp. New York City stylist Angelo David has seen a “tremendous” number of young and balding clients too: “The new hair extension story is no longer short to long but thin to thick,” he says. “People want...
  • This might be how stress and heart attacks are linked

    01/12/2017 8:56:10 AM PST · by LucyT · 14 replies
    CNN Health ^ | January 11, 2017 | Jacqueline Howard
    Scientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery -- until now. Activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and stress, can predict your risk for heart disease and stroke, according to a study published in the journal The Lancet on Wednesday.
  • This up and down election stuff is stressing me out! What are our chances?

    10/14/2016 9:49:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 84 replies
    The ups and downs of this election are stressing me out! Our side (Civilization) and their side (Chaos) Our two sides are so diametrically opposed it literally will mean a completely different way of life if Hillary were to win. I feel like I can't trust ANY media to tell me what's really going on If we lose . . The stakes are HIGH.
  • Students Flood College Mental-Health Centers

    10/10/2016 11:40:51 AM PDT · by tekrat · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/10/2016 | ANDREA PETERSEN
    Ohio State has seen a 43% jump in the past five years in the number of students being treated at the university’s counseling center. At the University of Central Florida in Orlando, the increase has been about 12% each year over the past decade. At the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, demand for counseling-center services has increased by 36% in the last seven years. ... It is unclear why the rates of mental-health problems seem to be increasing among college students. Therapists point to everything from the economy and rising cost of tuition to the impact of social media...
  • Stressed out by U.S. election? Tune out and assume downward-facing dog pose

    10/03/2016 5:50:38 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2016 | Alana Wise
    Stop reading the news and take up yoga. That's what some therapists in the United States are telling patients stressed out by a nasty presidential campaign in which two unpopular candidates are in a tight race for the most powerful office in the world. While some patients are unhappy with the idea of a Hillary Clinton presidency, most are worried about Donald Trump, a blunt-spoken, insult-spewing New York businessman who has never held public office, according to interviews with seven therapists across six states and the District of Columbia. The therapists said their patients have complained of difficulty sleeping, irritability...
  • 7 reasons Hillary vs. Trump is not a fair fight (and down goes da Beast)

    09/21/2016 4:17:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    WND ^ | Kent G. Bailey
    Let me offer a few paleopsychological observations at this juncture: First, it is a medical and scientific fact that stress is powerfully correlated with the causes of a wide range of physical and psychological pathologies, and it can also aggravate just about any pre-existing condition. Moreover, chronic and prolonged stress of the kind plaguing Hillary is especially problematic, and it is reaching a fever pitch as her polls sink and the debates are days away. I am amazed that she has not completely fallen apart already. Second, traumatic and unexpected events contribute to stress, and Hillary never expected to meet...
  • America Fatter, More Stressed Out Since Obama Took Office

    09/08/2016 8:56:47 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 8, 2016 | Caroline May
    First lady Michelle Obama has been encouraging healthy eating and exercise for years, but her efforts have failed to make a dent in the national obesity rate, which has increased since President Barack Obama took office. According to the results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released Wednesday, the obesity rate in the U.S. increased 2.5 percentage points from 25.5 percent in 2008 to 28.0 percent in 2015. While the national obesity rate is on the rise, millennials (those born between 1980 and 1996) are the one generation that has seen its obesity rate decline. Since 2008, the obesity rate among...
  • UConn again bringing in therapy dogs for finals week

    05/01/2016 11:01:35 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 74 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 1, 2016 | unattributed, AP
    STORRS >> The University of Connecticut is providing its students with therapy dogs to help relieve the stress of final exams. The dogs will be available for petting at the school’s Homer Babbidge Library from Monday afternoon through Friday afternoon. ... The school says it is keeping the dogs in a space that won’t impact students with allergies who may also need to use the library.
  • I go to a competitive high school in surburbia. The stress is killing me.

    03/29/2016 6:35:00 AM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    MSN News ^ | MARCH 29, 2016 | Ethan Brown
    We just want you to have a good senior year!" I hardly heard the words leave my guidance counselor's mouth as I stumbled out of her office. I could barely walk back to my classroom without collapsing. I tried to process what just happened and to make sense of the fear inside me. No such luck. I was a mess of emotions, held together haphazardly by black coffee and teenage angst.
  • Manhunt for suspected Paris killer underway as his brother talks

    11/16/2015 11:29:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 16, 2015
    DEVELOPING -- As the manhunt unfolded for a suspect in the Paris massacre Monday, his surviving brother said he had no idea where the fugitive was hiding. Police were seeking the suspected attacker Salah Abdeslam, 26, and any possible associates. Officers set off explosions in Molenbeek, a suburb of Brussels, Belgium, but they say they failed to make any arrests Monday. "My parents are in shock and don't realize what happened," Abdeslam's brother, Mohamed, told reporters. He added, "We don't know, because of the current tensions, if he will dare to turn himself in." Mohamed Abdeslam was detained over the...
  • Mother of Paris suicide bomber says her son did not mean to kill anyone...

    11/16/2015 8:33:26 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    Full title: Mother of Paris suicide bomber says her son did not mean to kill anyone... and claims he may have blown himself up because of STRESS The mother of a Paris suicide bomber says her son 'did not mean to kill anyone' - and claims he may have blown himself up because of stress. Ibrahim Abdeslam, 31, launched a solo attack outside the cafe Comptoir Voltaire, close to the scene of the Bataclan concert hall massacre on Friday night. His brother Mohamed Abdeslam, a former council worker, was arrested in Molenbeek in western Brussels, a day after the attacks...
  • American Teens Are Stressed and Bored. It’s Time To Talk About Feelings.

    04/10/2015 2:21:47 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 56 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 04/10/2015 | Diana Divecha and Robin Stern
    A growing body of research highlights the importance of how kids feel and how they manage those feelings, or not. Emotions drive attention, learning, memory, and decision-making. They affect relationships and psychological well-being. Learning to handle emotions well is especially important in adolescence, a time when neural networks are being sculpted that will influence behavior patterns for life.
  • Cockatoo reenacts previous owners' arguments

    02/10/2015 12:11:45 PM PST · by Brother Cracker · 33 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Feb. 10, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    RALEIGH, N.C.- A North Carolina woman who bought a cockatoo from a divorcing couple said the bird keeps reenacting its former owners' arguments. Elaine Sigmon said she and her husband, Don, recently obtained Peaches the Moluccan cockatoo from a couple who separated and the former owners apparently weren't shy about having arguments in front of the bird. Sigmon said Peaches reenacts her former owners' squabbles "once or twice a day."
  • Pentagon’s War on Tobacco Fails

    01/07/2015 12:12:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 6, 2015 | Bill McMorris
    George S. Patton once came upon a dying man at the 15th Evacuation Hospital at Sant’ Agata during the Sicilian invasion. He sparked a cigarette and placed it in the young soldier’s mouth. He smacked a shell-shocked trooper for cowardice moments later.The slap surely would have ended Patton’s career were he serving in today’s Army. The act of comfort to the dying man probably would as well.The Department of Defense is trying to extinguish the cigarettes of our nation’s servicemen. The War on Terror reversed some of the gains in the fight against tobacco as smoking rates jumped 13 percent...
  • Kitten Therapy: The Prescription for Stress

    11/13/2014 8:02:01 AM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    The secret to stress relief? Kitties! These stressed people are invited to step inside a big glass “therapy” office and are surprised with some kitten playtime. ( 3 min video at link )
  • At-risk Democrats stress over Obama and immigration (Husseincare and Pelosi linger...)

    08/06/2014 8:29:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/14 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN, SEUNG MIN KIM
    The Senate’s most vulnerable Democratic incumbents, caught in the crosscurrents of immigration reform, are urging President Barack Obama to show restraint in using his executive powers to slow deportations. Obama is locked between a progressive base demanding aggressive action and voters in conservative states that will decide the fate of the Senate and hold outsized importance in shaping the final two years of his presidency. The White House is weighing how far it can go, legally and politically, in delaying deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants. His decision will be announced just weeks before Election Day, and the timing is...
  • Blood test predicts suicide risk, study suggests

    08/02/2014 9:43:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2014 | Rachael Rettner
    A new gene linked to suicide risk has been discovered, and researchers say the finding could lead to a blood test that predicts a person's risk of attempting suicide. The model correctly identified 80 percent to 96 percent of people who experienced suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide. It was more accurate among people at severe risk for suicide. If the findings are confirmed and lead to a blood test for suicide risk, such a test might be used to screen people in psychiatric emergency rooms or to determine how closely a person needs to be monitored for suicide risk, the...
  • Loose Bull Elk 'Stressed' by Attempted Selfies Caught in Garden City

    07/26/2014 11:16:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KTVB ^ | July 25, 2014
    A bull elk is back in the wild after a wild night in Garden City. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says someone called police to report seeing an elk in a vacant lot at 42nd and Adams Street. The responding officer called Fish and Game. A conservation officer found the elk, which appeared to be stressed. Fish and Game says people were getting too close and trying to take "selfies" with the animal. Because of the stress, the elk ran off through the neighborhood including Veteran's Parkway. "When people get this close to a wild animal, the stress...
  • Major submarine accidents remain isolated but costly

    03/31/2014 3:40:25 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | March 30, 2014 | Jennifer McDermott
    When the periscope of the USS Montpelier rose from the water during training off the coast of Florida on Oct. 13, 2012, the submarine crew saw a Navy cruiser approaching a mere 100 to 200 yards away. The cruiser USS San Jacinto tried to reverse, but it was too late. The Montpelier-San Jacinto collision was one of 906 submarine accidents from late 2004 through 2013, according to data obtained from the Naval Safety Center by The Day through a Freedom of Information Act request. The submarine's commanding officer was relieved of duty, and the costly mistake also led to changes...