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Stressing out at home vs work
A new study suggests that people actually experience more stress at home than at work.
The study was done by a group of Penn State researchers and just released by the council on contemporary families, a non-profit group based at the University of Miami.
Researchers tested the cortisol levels of workers.
Cortisol is a major indicator of stress level.
What the researchers found was that people have significantly lower levels of stress at work than at home.
And here's the interesting part -- these results held up when looking at either couples who are parents or couples without kids.
There may be two logical explanations for this -- first, for some, work has become an escape from home life and second, work serves as an integral part of many people's pride-- which brings them happiness.