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puppies in a basket Stressed? Why NIH Says Puppy Cams Are Your Best Friend

Who among us doesn't need stress reduction techniques from time to time? Especially, ideas that actually work. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently channeled a puppy cam to call attention to the importance of recognizing stress in our everyday lives.

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Pamela Rentz
An organized desk with computer, planner, calendar, and more Stress and Project Management: 5 Ways to Relieve Project Pressure

Project managers have many sources of stress. They are responsible for the performance of their team members, and often for whether a project is successful or fails. Keep the pressure off with these five tips for reducing your stress and ensure a smoothly functioning team.

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Krystle Dickerson
Trees in the forest Let the Outdoors Help You Reduce Work Stress

Studies have found that natural environments can promote positive emotions and heighten physical and mental energy. If you're feeling stressed in the office, try to go outside briefly, take a short walk, commune with the trees if you’re able, and get back to work. You just might feel reinvigorated.

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Naomi Karten
Staying calm Tips for Staying Calm under Pressure

If you've got a high-pressure situation coming up such as a job interview, a presentation, or an important meeting with your boss, it's normal to feel some stress. Preparation can help alleviate a lot of it, so be sure to get enough sleep, ask for help, and rehearse what you're going to say. Read on for more tips.

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Naomi Karten
Frazzled How to Feel (a Little) Less Rushed and Overwhelmed

If you're one of the people who pretty much constantly feels rushed and overwhelmed, there are ways to cope. It's a good idea to ask yourself whether the stress is really necessary, and if it is, you can learn to become aware of when you're overwhelmed so you can cut back on the causes and gain some control.

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Naomi Karten
Why We Snap at Work—and How to Avoid It

When something makes you snap—causing a sudden, extreme reaction in which emotion totally overrides reason—things can get ugly quickly. The fact that many people are stressed at work means those rage triggers are closer to the surface and more prone to misfiring. Learn to recognize and defuse your triggers.

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Naomi Karten
A Novel Approach to Saying No to Your Manager

People say you shouldn't manage your manager. But when you reach a point when you are overwhelmed with work, it’s time to fend for yourself and say no. However, you don't have to use threats or ultimatums. Read on to learn how you can stand up to your manager without sacrificing tact—or your job.

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Naomi Karten
Rule Number 6: Don’t Take Yourself So Seriously

When you've got way too much to do and not nearly enough support, it seems only natural to take things seriously—and to react accordingly. Yet, a case can be made not to take yourself overly seriously. After all, worrying isn't productive and your time is limited. Learn how to lighten up a little.

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Naomi Karten