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Can You Identify Signs of Stress?

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Chronic stress can have a negative effect on one’s mental and physical wellbeing. According to the Department of Health & Human Services, common signs of excessive exposure to stress include: not eating enough or overeating; feeling you have lost control of your life; forgetfulness; headaches; lack of energy and focus; trouble completing tasks; poor self-esteem; short temper; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; and aches and pains.
Department of Health & Human Services, January 2018

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Entitled Individuals Think Differently.

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People who have a strong sense of entitlement think rules don’t apply to them. Researcher Dr. Emily Zitek explains, “[These individuals] don’t think it’s fair for other people to tell them what to do… Instructions are essentially an unfair imposition. They want to do their own thing. They feel like they deserve good things and special treatment… The fundamental problem here is that entitled individuals think they deserve more than other people think they do.”
Social Psychological and Personality Science, ...

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Smell Your Partner’s Shirt to Reduce Stress.

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In this study, investigators observed that women who smelled their partner’s shirt had a reduced response to stress in comparison with those who smelled a stranger’s scent. Senior author Dr. Frances Chen comments, “Our research suggests that something as simple as taking an article of clothing that was worn by your loved one could help lower stress.”
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, January 2018

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Could Smog Be to Blame for Badly Behaving Teens?

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In this study, researchers tracked 13 rule-breaking behaviors among 682 kids in Los Angeles for nine years and found a link between greater exposure to airborne particulate matter and an increased risk for delinquent behaviors.
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, December 2017

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Rheumatic Diseases Increase Dementia Risk.

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Using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, researchers report that patients with either Sjögren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoarthritis, or psoriatic arthritis have an elevated risk for developing dementia. The research team is unsure why patients with rheumatic diseases have a higher risk for dementia but suggest that increased inflammation may be a contributing factor.
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, December 2017

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