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“Stress is bad for you, unless you don't believe it”

http://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend.html claims that stress is bad for your health, unless you don't believe it. I find this really hard to believe, because if ...
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Is there such a thing as “leisure sickness”?

While getting the usual holiday cold, I searched around the internet a bit to find out why/if I/people get sick more often during holidays. Most articles deal with the temperature and the environment, ...
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Can boredom at workplace be attributed to poor working conditions?

In an article I read recently the author mentions a certain study. He claims that it showed that people are likely to judge a task "boring", when in truth it was not, but there were low-intensity ...
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Do stress balls reduce stress?

Do stress balls (those things you squeeze that claim to reduce stress) show any efficacy? For example: HealthGuidance The simple act of squeezing something in your hand can help you ease a few of ...