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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.

29 jobs to avoid if you hate feeling stressed

Stay out of the operating room if you don't handle pressure well.

12 signs you desperately need a vacation from work

You're probably not taking time off when you should be.

I’m convinced playing games on my phone has made me less stressed — and there’s research to back it up

A quick session of a game like Candy Crush or Bejeweled can help you combat anxiety, frustration, and other negative feelings.

A CEO explains why a constant level of ‘low grade stress’ is a good thing

Mike Steib, the CEO of XO Group, shares his best advice on being productive and focused at work, with an "optimal level of stress."

The worst part of your workday probably happens before you even get to the office

A team of researchers says people tend to underestimate just how miserable their daily commute to work can make them.