Shopping can ruin your marriage

2017-08-24 14:41

Are you the shopaholic in your relationship? A study found that one spouse's views on the other's spending can lead to conflict.

This is why you must take annual leave

2017-07-14 12:11

Avoid burnout and use your annual leave to get some well-deserved rest. Your body and mind will thank you.

Why SA corporates are training employees to wake up to the present

2017-06-22 09:10

In the digital era, stress and burnout are becoming facts of life for many workers. Fortunately there is a way to address these issues, which affect staff morale and companies’ bottom lines.

Biggest cause of in-car arguments? Back-seat drivers...

2017-06-15 07:54

Children shouting from the rear, passengers switching radio stations... a poll reveals the biggest cause of in-car arguments.

'Stress centre' in brain can increase heart risks

2017-01-12 13:29

A new brain-scan study helps pinpoint the missing link between anxiety and cardiovascular diseases.

What is the most stressful job in SA?

2016-10-31 10:22

You won't believe which the most stressful jobs are . . .

How to avoid burnout

2016-08-02 09:19

Constantly exhausted and irritated? Not motivated to do your best at work, and not enjoying your time at home? We investigate how to avoid a personal meltdown.

Could reducing your stress levels help you lose weight?

2016-01-14 12:08

A lab study sheds light on how chronic stress may make it harder to burn off body fat.

Beware: how those long working hours really can kill you

2015-08-20 17:06

Working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a one third greater risk of stroke compared to a 35 to 40 hour work week.

Oxytocin lessens anxiety in social situations

2015-05-22 11:44

The hormone oxytocin which is involved in mother-child bonding, social interactions and romance has a possible use in treatment of psychological and psychiatric conditions.


Stress during pregnancy can make exposure to smoking and air pollution worse

2017-07-17 12:53

Researchers found that several common toxic chemicals had a much greater impact on pregnant women if they had high levels of stress.

How stress affects your body

2017-07-12 14:18

Stress can have many devastating effects on your body. Find out how stress affects you and learn how to fight its negative effects.

Can stress cause colds and flu?

2017-06-15 15:53

With flu season on our doorstep, we are quick to blame the cold weather or bad hygiene for getting sick. But what if the culprit is just plain stress?

Could grinding your teeth cause headaches?

2017-03-29 15:27

Grinding your teeth is not only bad for your oral health but can also have unexpected consequences.

Managing emotion in the workplace

2016-11-10 12:08

From crying to losing your temper, an emotional outburst in the office can be awkward, at best. Here’s how to keep your cool as the pressure mounts.

Stress adds years to your face

2016-10-17 08:31

Genetic factors play a big role in the way people age, but so do environmental factors like stress.

Why stand-up comedians have shorter lifespans

2016-07-20 11:07

Ongoing stress, risky behaviours and irregular schedules are cited as reasons why stand-up comics might have a shorter lifespan than regular actors.

High tech, high stress

2015-09-07 07:29

If we’re bright enough to create the technology, why can't we be clever about its social impact, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

Beware the mommy-brain

2015-07-15 13:26

You might not be familiar with the term, but all moms will experience the 'mommy-brain' at some point.

Can divorce and other childhood trauma trigger type 1 diabetes?

2015-04-17 14:51

Traumatic events during childhood may increase children's risk of developing type 1 diabetes, a study suggests.

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