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What does it mean to be “good” at stress? Does it mean that you don’t get stressed out? That you stay calm under pressure and bounce back from adversity? Not exactly. Stress researcher Kelly McGonigal shares her surprising findings.

For many of us, just hearing the word “stress” can shorten our breathing and raise our heart rate — but as psychologist Kelly McGonigal seeks to show, stress does not always have to be a negative.

Alain de Botton picks 6 of his favorite philosophers — whose works have inspired him to think more deeply about success.

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal used to believe that stress is bad for your health. Then, new research changed her mind. Here are 7 studies that suggest new ways of looking at stress.

Journalist James Nestor explores the science of the “mammalian dive reflex,” the phenomenon by which water triggers an immediate decrease in heart rate.