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Ventura County Star: Skip the tantrum

If returning to work after the holidays has stressed you out, a British psychologist has some advice: Throw a tantrum.

"Releasing tension through shouting and screaming is a really beneficial way to expel negative energies caused by stress," Judi James told Britain's Daily Mail. "When stress threatens to overwhelm you, try a short sustained period of shouting, or alternatively, go somewhere quiet, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to help calm down." We would think that most people returning from the holidays in these parlous times were relieved simply to find their place of employment still there.

But if there is stress that must be dealt with, we would suggest going somewhere quiet and taking some deep breaths. We suspect that the way throwing a tantrum relieves stress on the job is that after the shouting and screaming, you don't have one.

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