Introverts aren’t actually better at social distancing

Despite what some say about introverts and social distancing, staying home alone isn't easier for them. In fact, in some ways, extroverts may have the edge.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

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One way works best to help others through stress

To help a friend or family member get through stress, you should avoid certain kinds of messages, according to new research. Instead, try validation.

Katie Bohn-Penn State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

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To cope with stress and avoid bad moods, try this combo

A balance between living in the moment and planning ahead is the best way to cope with stress and negative moods, researchers say.

Matt Shipman-NC State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

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Try these tips to keep your cool at home

Here are a range of expert tips and resources to reduce stress as we adjust to a new normal. For example, how on earth do we parent through a pandemic?

NC State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~9 mins   

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Older adults can better rein in their emotions

The stereotype of the "grumpy" older adult doesn't hold up. New research finds that older adults actually have better emotional regulation.

Karl Bates-Duke
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

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Stress and poor sleep may boost your COVID-19 risk

Lost sleep, stress, and loneliness can up your chance of getting sick. That includes COVID-19 risk. There are, however, things you can do.

Amy McCaig-Rice University
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

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Instead of social distancing, try distant socializing

As you stay at home to help with social distancing to fight COVID-19's spread, you need to try to keep in touch with friends and family, an expert says.

Stanford
March 20, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

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Dogs can ease your self-quarantine stress

Dogs can ease our stress during these times of COVID-19 self-quarantine, an expert explains. As an extra bonus, we can do the same for them.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona
March 20, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins   

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Social media pics show nature makes us happy

There's a positive connection between nature experiences and happiness, photos posted to social media show.

National University of Singapore
March 18, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

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Emotionally intelligent bosses can bring out your creativity

Bosses with high emotional intelligence make their workers feel happier and more creative, researchers say.

Yale
March 11, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

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