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Paul Hill (pictured) said NASA's mission control room tends to get quiet when the pressure's on.

A former NASA flight director explains how to stay calm in a crisis

Former NASA flight director Paul Hill describes how he beat stress while running mission control.

Using any of these words could indicate that you are more stressed

Doctors could diagnose us better by listening to how we express ourselves.
Brother Seck Kai sits peacefully in the Mindfulness Zone at Dreamforce on Wednesday.

Marc Benioff relies on these monks for guidance — here are their tips for holding better, more mindful meetings

Monastics from the Plum Village monastery gave meditation lessons and life advice to attendees at Salesforce's 170,000-person conference, Dreamforce.

Neuroscientists have discovered an important clue about how we push away negative thoughts

A study found that people who were best at blocking unwanted thoughts also had the highest concentrations of gamma-aminobutyric acid in their hippocampus.

What your worst stress dreams really mean, according to experts

Psychologists reveal what your scary dreams — about losing your teeth or forgetting you had a baby — are really trying to tell you.
It's not about perfection, says John Brennan, pictured.

Former CIA Director John Brennan says a lesson from his father helped him navigate tense situations and 3 a.m. phone calls

John Brennan, who was the CIA Director until 2017, said his father told him to focus on doing the best thing for the country, even if he got criticized for it.

Hillary Clinton swears by a technique called ‘alternate nostril breathing’ — here’s what it is and how to do it

In her new book "What Happened," Clinton describes a breathing technique she turns to for peace and calm. Here's how it works and the science behind it.

Silicon Valley is obsessed with meditation, and there’s new evidence it changes the brain for the better

By giving our bustling minds a dedicated break from day-to-day worries, meditation appears to empower the brain to run more efficiently, new research shows.

What workaholics can learn from triathletes about being productive

It's essential to balance stress with rest, argues the book, "Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success."

An ex-agent who guarded some of the most powerful people in America shares how to turn stress into your personal ‘rocket fuel’

Former Marine and US Capitol Police agent Andrew Wittman has some surefire tips for working under stress.