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Science Says These Are The Least Stressed Cities In America, So Pack Your Bags

If the inner workings of the human brain had a default mode, "stressed TF out" would be mine. You might’ve stifled a laugh reading that just now, but I’m seriously convinced I came out of the womb sweating the small stuff. Maybe you’re battling every…
By Julia Guerra

A New Study Says Doing This One Thing Every Day Will Take Your Stress Levels Way Down

Once upon a time, I was a sucker for pseudo health trends. Granted, this was before researching buzz-worthy products and programs in the space to determine whether or not they were actually legit was my job. Still, you can’t deny truth, and the truth…
By Julia Guerra

Experts Reveal The 6 Habits That'll Make Your Life So Much Easier When You're Stressed AF

A friend of mine recently posted an SOS on Facebook asking if anyone knew where she could get her money back on this thing called "adulting." My initial reaction was to literally LOL because, seriously, it’s getting pretty expensive. Then I gave it s…
By Julia Guerra

The Easiest Workout To Try For Less Stress & More Happiness, According To Science

For some people, the mere thought of hitting the gym for a workout is a huge turn-off, and for others, it's their go-to way of relieving stress. If you're not really into fitness, then I'd imagine the last thing you want to do after a long day is go …
By Georgina Berbari

This Is When You Should Drive On The Fourth Of July For A Stress-Free Holiday

The last thing you want to do on your Fourth of July holiday is get stuck in traffic on your way to the beach, a backyard barbecue, or your favorite annual fireworks display. Since the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year, you want to make s…
By Collette Reitz

Here's Why Getting A Cat Might Be The Best Thing You Can Do To Help Manage Your Stress

If you have a friendly feline you love dearly, the positive effects of having a kitty in the house are probably a no-brainer for you. But for those who've never had a cat or have never grown close to one, you might not know, or even buy into the fact…
By Annakeara Stinson

Unplug At The 9 Most Serene Beach Destinations When Work Is Stressful AF

Island getaways are necessary when you need some rest and relaxation. You can't deny how calming beaches are, especially when you're feeling stressed at work. With summer right around the corner, it's time to start planning your beach vacation. When …
By Ciara Johnson

Science Says This One Type Of Food Can Cause Stress, So Here's What To Eat Instead

It's no secret that what you put in your body has an impact on your mind. And even though it seems pretty intuitive that eating a ton of sugar could lead to a crash just a few hours later, or that eating a whole pizza might make you feel sluggish and…
By Annakeara Stinson

The Best Wellness Retreats For People Who Are Stressed TF Out & Need A Break

Congratulations friends — you are officially on the brink of summer, aka the season of rest and relaxation, aka three months of nothing but sun, sand, and poolside hangs. You’re on the cusp, but there’s a huge difference between daydreaming about tak…
By Julia Guerra

Here’s How You Can Sneak Some Yoga Into Your Day Without Your Co-Workers Judging You

If I could do yoga literally wherever I went, I would — and TBH, I kind of do. Even while I'm working, I'm always low-key cranking out some super casual yoga poses throughout the day (and no, I'm not talking about doing a headstand in the middle of t…
By Georgina Berbari

When Your Mind Is Racing With Stress, Try Thinking About These 6 Things To Calm Down

Have you ever felt so incredibly stressed out that your mind refuses to stop racing, no matter what you try to do? Whether you're in a rough patch with your SO and you keep mentally going over that late-night convo you had, or you just got offered a …
By Annakeara Stinson

The One Hack You Need To Try For The Most Relaxing Shower Of Your Life

When you're having an especially stressful week, the idea of doing something just for the sake of relaxing may not be an option, especially if your stress is coming from a crammed schedule. But there's one thing you can do that'll take no time at all…
By Caroline Burke

Stress Can Change Your Body From Head To Toe, But Here's Why It Can Be A Good Thing

To state the obvious, stress isn't good for you mind, your body, or really any part of your well-being. But if "high-alert" and "anxious" are becoming your default state of being lately, it's worth learning about how stress can change your body and d…
By Annakeara Stinson
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7 Women Share Their Period Week Hacks For A More Simple, Stress-Free Cycle

Let's be real: You look forward to your period like you look forward to finals week, having to pay your rent, or getting a root canal. Knowing your body is about to wreak havoc on you for multiple days at a time not only evokes a feeling of dread, bu…
By Erin Kelly

Lull Yourself To Sleep At Night By Thinking About These 6 Things Just Before Bed

Some nights, no matter how relaxed you are physically, your brain doesn't wind down. And it's kind of ~meta~ to think about how you can’t stop thinking, isn’t it? But you can't help it: You go through your bedtime checklist to make sure you've shower…
By Julia Guerra

This Is The Workout Meghan Markle Is Doing To Ease Her Pre-Wedding Jitters

With the royal wedding just five days away, I'm over here still salty AF that I still haven't received my invite. What's up with that? Still, though, I've obviously continued to religiously stalk everything Meghan and Harry are doing to prepare for t…
By Georgina Berbari

How To Deal With Divorced Parents On Graduation Day, Because It's Not Always Easy

Having divorced parents is no picnic. Finishing college is no picnic. So, if you’re about to graduate and your parents are divorced, it’s pretty normal to be feeling stressed about graduation day, especially if your parents don’t get along. You’re cu…
By Veronica Lopez

Experts Reveal The One Thing You Should Do Each Morning To Feel Less Stressed

Morning people sometimes seem like a whole different breed of humans, don't they? For many of us, the hour (or two, TBH) after waking up feels like a real doozy. The simple acts of getting dressed, feeding yourself, and getting out the door on time c…
By Annakeara Stinson

The Best Ways To Keep Stress From Taking Over Your Life, According To Eastern Medicine

I’m naturally a nervous person, so believe me when I say I’ve tried every trick in the book to calm down when stress gets the better of me. When doctors put two and two together that my stress was causing a rift in my digestive system, they put me on…
By Julia Guerra

Twitter Apparently Had A Security Breach & Everyone Is Stressed Out AF

Just in case 2018 wasn't shaping up to be the most stressful time of our lives, here's something else to add to the pile. On May 3, Twitter's password security breach raised panic among social media users when the social media site announced they had…
By Shelby Black

How To Heal Your Aura If You've Been Stressed Out Or Feeling Negative Lately

In order to get through life without succumbing to negative energy, protecting and cleansing your aura is vital. If you've ever had your aura read or photographed before, you may have noticed that parts of your energy were murky or lacking in color. …
By Roya Backlund

5 Ways To Keep The Stress Of Finals Week From Straining Your Relationship

It may be difficult to avoid stress during finals week altogether, but with the right strategies, you should be able to effectively cope with the pressure. If you're worried about handling finals week stress without it taking a toll on your romantic …
By Jamie Kravitz

4 Things You Can Do For Your Partner During Finals Week To Lighten Their Load

I miss college. I miss having minimal adult responsibilities, living within walking distance of all of my friends, and drinking beers forever. I also miss eating that weirdly excellent turkey brie panini from the best dining hall. There is one colleg…
By Annie Foskett

Here's How Stress Can Change Your Body Beneath The Surface, According To Experts

Stress is an everyday part of life, but that doesn't mean it's any less frustrating when it completely derails an otherwise perfect day. Whether you're stressing yourself out over a new relationship, a fight with a friend, or a totally crammed work d…
By Caroline Burke

Experts Say Stress Can Change Your Personality, So Here’s How To Stay True To Yourself

Stress kind of seems like the modern-day plague sometimes, doesn't it? It's inescapable, and it makes you feel like crap, when you get right down to it. And when you're juggling long work days, side-hustle projects, and family or social obligations, …
By Annakeara Stinson

This Is The One Thing You Should Do After Work For A Better Night's Sleep

When you come home at the end of the day, I'm willing to bet one of the only things you really want to do is just go to sleep. But even if you've had an exceptionally taxing or stressful day, it can be surprisingly hard to actually wind down and doze…
By Caroline Burke

These Are The Best Types Of Tea For Reducing Stress, According To Science

Everyone has their own set of rituals they like to turn to when they're feeling stressed. For you, it might be homemade chicken noodle soup, or it could be watching season after season of Friends until your laptop battery runs out. One especially com…
By Caroline Burke

Why It's Not Worth Your Time To Stress Out Over People Who Don't Text You Back

You've thought about it for a while now. You've imagined it, even. Mapped it out. And now, you've reached the penultimate moment — the moment before you take action and let it free. You hover for a moment, commit, and then... release! No, I'm not tal…
By Annie Foskett

Here's How You Can Meditate & Let Go Of Stress During Your Commute Home Every Day

If you typically ride the subway to and from work, then you know it's all too easy to grow to resent your commute. From the overcrowded, smelly subway cars, to the constant delays between stops, that time spent in transit can make you want to tear yo…
By Georgina Berbari

This Is How You Can Make Notifications Way Less Stressful, According To A New Study

While you might not consider yourself overly attached to technology, devices like smartphones, iPads, and even laptops play a key role in all of our lives. Let’s be honest, friends: No matter how deep in the zone you are, the second your phone buzzes…
By Julia Guerra

A Spiritual Guide Reveals The Best Way To Meditate If You're Ridiculously Stressed Out

You're sitting there trying to meditate, because you're feeling stressed out. Your eyes are closed, you're sitting in lotus position, and you're breathing in and out. You're even listening to some freakin' flute music your yoga teacher recommended. B…
By Annakeara Stinson

Julianne Hough Swears By This One Crystal When She's Feeling Overwhelmed — EXCLUSIVE

Similar to how essential oils have emerged from the back of grandma’s cupboard to sitting pretty storefront, it’s come to my attention that crystals have transformed from witchcraft accessories to wellness essentials over the years, too. Even if you’…
By Julia Guerra

The Best Way To Use Facebook If It Stresses You Out Sometimes, According To Science

At one point or another, you've probably felt a little overwhelmed by your Facebook news feed. Whether you've found yourself scrolling through a thousand opinions on celeb gossip, a bevy of depressing news updates, or you're simply spending way too m…
By Annakeara Stinson

These 3 Zodiac Signs Are The Least Stressed Over Finding "The One"

The majority of us have been searching for our soulmates since the beginning. Some pay psychics to tell them when they'll meet their true love. Others sign up for online dating services to expedite the process. Some of us might even fall in love with…
By Roya Backlund

Yoga Teachers Agree That This Is The Best Pose To Relieve Stress After A Long Day

Stress is an inevitable part of life, and as much as you'd love to release that tension by enrolling in a regular workout class, or going to a yoga studio on a weekly basis, the reality is, you're simply too strapped for time most days. But listen, y…
By Annakeara Stinson

Science Says Stress May Be Contagious, Unless You Do This One Thing

It’s true that naturally high-strung people tend to “catch” stress like a common cold (trust me, I would know), but according to new research, stress could be contagious — like, actually contagious, and it’s not just Type A personalities who are swea…
By Julia Guerra

If You’re Feeling Extra Stressed Out, It May Be Thanks To The March Full Moon

The full moon in Virgo 2018 begins on Mar. 1, so it's time to start aligning your mind, body, and spirit. Full moons are always an intense experience. They represent the culmination of every thought, feeling, and desire we've had throughout the month…
By Roya Backlund

How Stress Affects Your Breathing Is Pretty Mind-Blowing, But It Totally Makes Sense

When people talk about wellness, they often separate mental and physical health, as if one doesn’t directly correlate with the other. Your mind and body don’t just coexist, my friends; they’re a unit, meaning when your mental health is suffering, cha…
By Julia Guerra

Science Says Your Least Favorite Workout May Actually Help You Handle Stress Better

The benefits of cardio exercises like running aren't exactly new information. It's obviously great for your physical health, and it can even help your mental health with all those feel-good endorphins. But what you probably don't know is whether runn…
By Caroline Burke

This Type Of Yoga Uses A Weighted Blanket To Help You De-Stress & It Looks Amazing

There's honestly nothing better than the feeling of being securely tucked into your covers at night, and letting the weight of your cozy comforter encapsulate your entire body. And it seems that one woman loved that nurturing feeling so much, that sh…
By Georgina Berbari

Carry These 5 Crystals Around With You For Less Stress & More Peace In Your Life

Stress is, unfortunately, an inevitable part of life. And while everyone has their own ways to cope with uninvited anxiety, something you may have never thought of is instilling a sense of calm through the power of healing crystals. There are a bunch…
By Georgina Berbari

Eating Foods Packed With This One Nutrient Is The Best Way To Relieve Stress

From soothing meditation sessions to challenging, sweaty workouts, everyone has their own ways of dealing with stress and anxiety. Many people say that eating a healthy and balanced diet has the power to seriously shift your mood, too, and there's on…
By Georgina Berbari

Dabbing Your Essential Oils In This One Spot Is The Key To Feeling Less Stressed

It's 2018, and as I'm sure you've noticed, the world is currently a very, very stressful place. You probably have chaos coming at you from all angles: your work, your personal life, the political stability of your nation, just to name a few. Sometime…
By Caroline Burke

The Super Blue Blood Moon May Make You Feel Extra Stressed, So Here's How To Chill

A super special and extremely rare lunar event is fast approaching, and everyone's out here getting super hyped. However, as breathtaking as the upcoming super blue blood moon is going to be, it might also use its gravitational powers to throw your m…
By Georgina Berbari

Seeing These Red Flags In Your Dreams Might Mean Stress Is Taking Over Your Life

Bad dreams are the worst. You go to bed hoping to let go of whatever difficulties were happening in your daily life, and then you have a nightmare or anxiety dream that leaves you feeling even more stressed than when you first laid down for the night…
By Annakeara Stinson

The Breathing Technique You Should Try In 2018 For Less Stress & More Zen

When stress gets to the point of being truly overwhelming, it's easy to forget that the most natural and convenient way to relieve that anxiety lies in the power of your very own breath. Deep, expansive inhales and long, drawn-out exhales can make a …
By Georgina Berbari

5 Unexpected Ways Yoga Can Make You Happy & Change Your Outlook On Life

As a passionate yoga instructor, when I tell people that I used to dread the thought of going to a yoga class and practicing mindful movement for an hour, they find it pretty hard to believe. But it's true: My restless mind used to constantly reject …
By Georgina Berbari

How Cold Weather Affects Your Stress Levels & What You Can Do About It

I find winter to be a particularly difficult and daunting time of year. The combination of shorter days and major drops in temperature leaves me feeling pretty overwhelmed and defeated most of the time. I mean, it just feels more difficult to do anyt…
By Annakeara Stinson

10 Little Ways Hygge Can Help Relieve Stress In Your Everyday Life

If you haven't heard of the Danish phrase "hygge" by now, I'm about to drop some serious knowledge on you. The Danish term has recently exploded with popularity in other parts of the world, probably because it represents the secret behind how the hap…
By Caroline Burke

Twitter Is Super Stressed Over 'The New York Times’ Election Needle & The Alabama Election

Late on Tuesday evening, the race for Alabama's vacant Senate seat was too close to call — and honestly, The New York Times wasn't helping things. Tweets about The New York Times' election needle and Alabama as the votes were coming in were just plai…
By Lilli Petersen