Would You Believe That Slackers Are Less Stressed Than Type-A’s?


A new study from the Journal of Applied Psychology found that people who deal with work-life conflicts by becoming busier and asking friends for help got more stressed out than people who avoided their problems and took a nap instead. Where can we get one of these “science” jobs that pays you to explain why it’s more calming to veg out than try to form a plan of action based on conflicting advice from a bunch of people who probably don’t know any better than you? If there are any journals of psychology looking to find out why people are happier when it’s warm out or why girls like it when you compliment them, we promise to unlock the mysteries for half the cost of any researcher.

Stressed Out? Slack Off [WSJ]