Being empathetic might put you at risk of relapsing as a coping mechanism

With great empathy comes great stress as well!

Widespread coral species shows unique adaptations against environmental changes

Pocillopora damicornis —¬†one of the most abundant and widespread reef-building corals in the world — may help us better understand how anthozoans deal with stress.

Being hungry really does sour your mood, research reveals

Turns out “I’m hangry” is a legitimate excuse after all.

Why Getting Married Might Just Save Your Life

There are plenty of jokes about how marriage will end your life — but the science says that the union is actually good for health.

Honeybee clusters act as ‘super-organisms’ to keep everyone safe during bad weather

Intelligent behavior emerging from a group of relatively unintelligent organisms.

Anticipating stress makes you function worse throughout the day, even if nothing stressful happens

Waking up on the wrong side of the bead is a real thing.

Stress may be our hidden weapon against anxiety disorders, new research suggests

Silver linings!

How stress impairs our ability to learn and recall

This explains why some people fail exams despite having studied for it.

Smiles can both induce and reduce stress — it depends on how you wield it

Use this power for good!

Stress ruins memory, but you can outrun this effect

Stress and memory don’t mix very well.

Smelling your partner’s shirt will reduce stress, but a stranger’s will wind you up more

Smell seems to be the easiest way to hack a brain.

Exercising in a group rather than alone is a great way to handle stress, researchers reveal

Time to hit the gym!

Stress could be as harmful to your gut’s health as junk food

Stress can trigger changes in the bacterial colonies that occupy the gut, similarly to obesity.

Chronic cannabis use seems to “blunt” our stress reactivity, paper reports

That’s not necessarily a good thing, however.

Stress as a child may leave you unable to cope with stress and depression later on

Stress — it’s never good for you. But sometimes, it’s worse.

Pet dogs help kids feel less stressed, new study confirms

Get your kids a dog.

Higher emotional intelligence can make you more vulnerable to stress — if you’re a dude

We’re still not sure if it happens in women too.

Have more sex and leave stress at the office to improve your work life

Truth be told, sex improves most experiences.

Close relationships make handling stress easier

New research has found evidence of emotional burden sharing (also known as load sharing) between partners in a close relationship. The study, co-authored by Queen’s University PhD candidate Jessica Lougheed, found that a strong personal relationship can help ease stress when placed in difficult situations.

A Walk During Lunch Hours Boosts Mood and Reduces Stress

If you find it hard to focus, you’re feeling a lack of enthusiasm or simply are stressed, a walk during lunch hours might do wonders for you. A new study has found that just with a walk, you could fight all those issues.