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Forbes.com: How Yoga Might Save the U.S. Trillions of Dollars, And A Lot of Lives

Scientific evidence is mounting daily for what many have long sensed: that practices like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga can help us address certain intractable individual and societal problems. Tim Ryan, the Ohio congressman has been a big proponent of bringing mindfulness to the masses. He, along with others, believes that mindfulness should be a part of everyone’s day, to help wire our brains to deal with our many modern stressors. Read more.

Americans Are So Stressed They Don’t Even Realize They’re Being Rude to Their Co-Workers

Yet another article on stress and its affects on people. A growing body of research suggests that many people have a distorted view of their own behavior and therefore aren’t aware when they’re acting rude at work. “People are so focused on the burdens or the potential stressors that they’re trying to manage just to survive,” Porath said, and they don’t “have the energy to think, ‘How could I do this better?'” Be nice and click to read more.

Chilly at Work? Office Formula Was Devised for Men

Finally, scientists (two men, for the record) are urging an end to the Great Arctic Office Conspiracy. Their study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, says that most office buildings set temperatures based on a decades-old formula that uses the metabolic rates of men. Warm up to the rest of the article here.

The Anxious Americans

Nearly one in five of us — 18 percent — has an anxiety disorder. We spend over $2 billion a year on anti-anxiety medications. In 2002 the World Mental Health Survey found that Americans were the most anxious people in the 14 countries studied, with more clinically significant levels of anxiety than people in Nigeria, Lebanon and Ukraine. Get the scoop.

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