Condensed from Real Simple magazine by Abigail Wise

Some lucky people are actually born with personalities that make them worry less, but what about the rest of us? The good news is there are proven ways to combat too much stress and its harmful effects on our bodies and minds. Don’t sweat it! You can adopt some of these simple stress busters, too.

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  1. They meditate. 
  2. They work out regularly
  3. They spend the outdoors
  4. They leave work
  5. They take their vacation days
  6. They read for fun
  7. They get enough sleep


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Condensed from an article by Dennis Thompson in the Philly Enquirer

Mindfulness has become a billion-dollar industry. Countless practitioners and more than 1,500 smartphone apps promise to help people become calm and focused despite the turbulence surrounding them. It is touted as a cure-all for many modern ills, from stress and pain to depression.

In a new paper, Willoughby Britton, director of Brown University’s clinical and affective neuroscience laboratory and 14 other experts say it’s time to replace the hype with serious scientific rigor.

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