more about: stress

What’s Your Biggest Stress at Work?

A new survey finds more than three-quarters of Americans are stressed by something at work. What ranks highest on their list of frustrations?

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Which Will Kill You Faster, Artificial Sweetener or Chewing Gum or Both?

One of the tackiest things about me and some of the people I love most in the world is that we really like to chew gum. It is without question an awful, nonsensical, slightly bovine habit that I’m just not willing to break. I think chewing gum is in my top 25 of enjoyable things I do on a regular basis. Which is either sad or wonderful, depending on how you look at it.

 

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Why It’s Time to Think About the Holidays

I’m one of those people who hates to walk into a store in September and see holiday decorations and wrapping paper. So why would I suggest someone think about holiday planning now, when many of us have just finished shopping for school supplies? It’s a simple matter of the early bird saving a whole lot of money…and avoiding a credit card hangover in the New Year.

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Does Buying Furniture Stress You Out?

I bought my first couch over the weekend. In previous apartments, I'd had hand-me-down furniture or furniture that I purchased with my roommate. So this was a major purchase for me, and I have to say, it kind of stressed me out. I was worried about making the wrong decision when it came to spending such a large amount of […]

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Quiz: Are you organized?

It’s a real pain to be disorganized. You spend a lot of time hunting for your keys; you have to order a replacement birth certificate; you know you must have ten hammers someplace in your house, because you always end up buying a new one when you need it, because you can’t find the ones you already have.

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6 Ways To De-Stress After The Holidays

My friends often refer to January as the “quiet month,” when you no longer have to think about parties, preparing a feast, driving your kids from one activity to the next or frosting dozens of cookies. Life returns to business as usual. After the holidays many report feeling sluggish, notice weight gain, and others feel like they’ve caught a cold. If you want to de-stress, I have a few tips that I found in a decorating book of all places….

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Tips for Managing the Card Chaos

One of the things about the holidays I enjoy most is receiving photo cards from far away friends. I love to see how my friends (or in most cases, their children) have changed from year to year. I also appreciate the time and creativity people expend creating their cards. Some friends really go all out, splurging on high end paper, professional photography and the like. Others simply insert a color snapshot into a standard holiday greeting card with a scribbled signature. It’s rare the number of friends who craft their cards by hand, but some still do! With the popularity of social networking sites and other technologies that have made mass communication easy and cheap, I fear the holiday card may soon fall the way of the handwritten note.

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