Stress: Can We Cope?

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As modern pressures take their toll doctors preach relaxation

"Rule No. 1 is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule No. 2 is, it's all small stuff. And if you can't fight and you can't flee, flow."

—University of Nebraska Cardiologist Robert Eliot, on how to cope with stress

It is the dawn of human history, and Homo sapiens steps out from his cave to watch the rising sun paint the horizon. Suddenly he hears a rustling in the forest. His muscles tense, his heart pounds, his breath comes rapidly as he locks eyes with a...