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Can *mild* stress cause dramatic loss in cognitive capabilities in humans?

From Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People) by Amy Gallo: “Research demonstrates that even mild instances of stress can cause a rapid and dramatic loss of prefrontal cognitive ...
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Do electromagnetic fields affect stress and the fight or flight response?

ArmoredSkeptic said on a recent video about ghosts that: EM fields actually trigger our fight or flight response Is that true?
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Does stress-related tension account for 80%-90% of disease?

This page on Eaton Chiropractic claims that: Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension, which, experts believe, accounts for 80%-...
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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 it'...
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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 ...
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