Research: How to Handle Stress: Learn to Enjoy It

The mid-20th century, with its jet-speed travel, its population explosion and its threat of nuclear annihilation, has been widely touted as "the age of stress." Last weekend a dozen of the world's top authorities on all kinds of stress got together in a symposium at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. Their conclusion: today's stresses differ from yesterday's more in kind than in degree. More important, they said, stress is good for you. In fact, it would be hard to live without it.

"Poor Sanctuary." Most of the conferees could...

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