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The Surprising (Potential) Benefits of Stress

We’ve known for years that people listen to good news more than bad news. New research suggests, surprisingly, that stress helps us learn from the bad news as well as we learn from the good. Teachers should hope that this study will be repeated with school-aged children. Continue reading



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Can You Reduce Stress by Writing About Failure?

The method sounds counter-intuitive, but it works: we can reduce stress by writing about failure. Recent research shows that students who wrote about previous struggle responded more calmly to a stressful situation, and did better on a subsequent attention test. Continue reading



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