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6 Myths About Stress (Slideshow)

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5. Ease Your Stress with Some Alcohol.

Many people use alcohol as a crutch when they’re stressed. However, alcohol actually releases cortisol, the hormone in the brain that is released in stressful situations. In small doses, cortisol is fine; however, the more we release, the less often our body can relax in its “normal” state. This, in turn, leaves to chronic stress.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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8:41AM PDT on Oct 22, 2014

revisiting since it's hard to find new posts today

5:45PM PDT on Aug 20, 2014

thanks.

9:36PM PDT on Mar 23, 2014

Sleep is good for stress. www.rainymood.com This always helps me relax. enjoy..

9:29PM PDT on Aug 11, 2013

I think the one about working more hours and not less depends how many hrs the person works.

10:57AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

This must have been written by my old boss. I haven't been stressed since I told him goodbye.

3:52AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

Thanks

11:31AM PDT on Jun 27, 2013

thanks for the information...stress sucks

7:45AM PDT on Jun 13, 2013

interesting article. Thanks

12:29PM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

it is so hard to hope with stress....

8:59PM PDT on May 16, 2013

stress is having to wait on a slow notebook while trying to read an article with 7 pages. LOL
good read - thanks for sharing

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