A new study, from Penn State University, shows we’re more stressed at the office than we are at home.
The Wall Street Journal reports researchers surveyed 122-people– men, women, parents, and people without kids. They measured levels of cortisol, a hormone released when we’re stressed. The majority had levels that were higher at home than at work.
While work can be filled with ringing phones, interruptions from co-workers, and piles of emails, the Journal says home can be the more stressful place. Contributing factors include chores, errands, meals and child care.
The study found women were likely to say they’re happier at the office, perhaps because they do more work at home and have less free time than men.
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