work-life balance

  • Hanging a sign in your home that reads "I'd rather be working" sounds counterintuitive, but researchers have found that stress levels may be lower at the office than in your home. Photo by Getty Images
    May 22, 2014   BY Sarah Sheffer 

    Heading home after a long day of work, you may hope to unwind from the stresses of the day. But a new study published by the Council on Contemporary Families says your stress levels may actually be lower at work than in your own home. The study, conducted by three Penn State researchers, measured people’s cortisol levels, a biological marker of stress, and found a significant drop in levels of stress at the office. Continue reading