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Scientists Think They Know How Stress Causes Gray Hair

Researchers say they now think they know how stress causes gray hair. The hair color change may be linked to nerves in the “fight or flight” response system. Experts say stress is only one factor that can cause gray hair. Genetics also plays a major role. Sorry Mom and Dad: It turns out you might not have been exaggerating when you told us your children made your hair turn gray. Stress may…
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How to Help Anxiety When Life Is Stressing You Out

Feeling stressed or anxious? Then you’re not alone. In the UK, according to a new survey from the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.[1] In the US, that figure is slightly higher with…
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The effects of chronic stress on the body

Skeptics have long believed that meditation and other stress-reduction techniques are nice but ineffectual practices that do little for you. Nothing could be further from the truth—and now we have the science to prove it. The effects of chronic stress on the body There is…
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Using Self-Help Techniques for Dealing with Stress

It may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have a lot more control than you might think. In fact, the simple…
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Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

For many of us, relaxation means zoning out in front of the TV at the end of a stressful day. But this does little to reduce the damaging effects of stress. To effectively combat stress, we need to activate the body’s natural relaxation response. You can do this by…
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Panic Attack: A Complete Guide To This Distress

You feel a knot rise in your throat. Your heart is a subwoofer in your chest. The room becomes smaller. Convinced you’re running out of air; you start sweating profusely and in the next moment you are hyperventilating. You cannot seem to place this onset of extreme…
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Using Your Senses to Relieve Stress on the Spot

Ever wish a stress superhero could save you from the tension of traffic jams, chaotic meetings, arguments with your spouse, or a toddler’s tantrums? You can be that hero by learning to reduce the impact of stress as it’s happening. Learning this skill takes time…
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Using Self-Help Techniques for Dealing with Stress

It may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have a lot more control than you might think. In fact, the simple…
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6 Ways To Stop Negative Thinking About Your Relationship And Fully Enjoy Life With Your Partner

When you eliminate the care (or worry or stress or whatever you want to call it), you are free to really be in the relationship. You can see the other person for who he is and you can give yourself to him freely – no strategy, no game-playing, no manipulation. You won’t…