Why De-Stressing in Front of the TV Could Backfire

July 31, 2014 10:24 PM

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If you're like me, the first place you want to go after a tough day at work is the couch. (Unless it's a really tough day, in which case that place would be the bar.) But it turns out, using media like TV and video games could actually be kind of a terrible way to deal with stress.

In a new study in the Journal of Communication, researchers asked 471 participants to report how they'd felt after work the previous day and what media they'd used. They found that people who were really stressed and tired at the end of the day and watched TV or other media to unwind actually report...

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