Work stress may be killing you

If you've got too much on your plate at work or feel like you don't have control over your job, the stress may lead to depression or a higher risk of death.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine death depression jobs managers stress

Even before COVID, we faced more stress than in the ’90s

"...people at mid-life reported a lot more stressors, about 19% more stress in 2010 than in 1990. And that translates to 64 more days of stress a year."

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: society-and-culture aging older-adults stress

Pandemic work/life balance burden falls more on women

With more people at home balancing family, work, and school, women are bearing the brunt of responsibilities, a sociolgist argues.

Sandra Feder-Stanford • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture families gender jobs stress

Pandemic plan tackles fake news, racism, and isolation

Reserchers have put together a plan to address the spread of fake news, racism, and stress for life in the COVID-19 pandemic.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: society-and-culture covid-19 racism social-lives stress

Family stories can help kids deal with crisis

Research suggests family stories can help children weather hard times—like the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
April 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture childrens-health covid-19 families history stress

Police violence makes COVID-19 worse for black Americans

Police violence and the toll it takes on black Americans makes the devestation of COVID-19 even worse, argue researchers.

Ivan Natividad-UC Berkeley • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine bias covid-19 police-officers race-and-ethnicity racism stress united-states violence

Brain’s ‘fear center’ skews emotion in anxious kids

Signals from the brain's "fear center" make it more difficult for children with anxiety and stress to regulate their emotions, research finds.

Erin Digitale-Stanford • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety brains childrens-health emotions stress

Drop in calls to child abuse hotlines raises red flags

A drop in calls to child abuse hotlines, which would normally be good news, raises concerns during the coronavirus pandemic.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
April 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine abuse childrens-health covid-19 stress

How couples survive financial stress

Many couples are feeling the financial pinch of COVID-19. But there are ways to keep the stress from harming relationships.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: society-and-culture covid-19 money relationships stress

Stress has more adults drinking and getting high

As disruptions to daily life worsen during the pandemic, more adults report using alcohol and marijuana to cope with stress.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine alcohol anxiety covid-19 depression marijuana stress

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