KOS, GREECE - JUNE 03: A man relaxes under parasols on the beach front on June 03, 2015 in Kos, Greece. The Island has recently seen a drop in tourist numbers which has been attributed to negative reports on the migrant crisis that is continuing to grip the area. Many migrants are continuing to arrive on the Greek Island of Kos from Turkey. Around 30,000 migrants have entered Greece so far in 2015, with the country calling for more help from its European Union counterparts. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Your parents were right. You are who you hang out with. A new study illustrates that further by pointing out that stress is CONTAGIOUS. So if the friends you hang with are stressed out, your brain may pick up on those stressful vibes, and then soon thereafter, you’ll be feeling as stressed as your compadres. All the more reason to chill out, not just for yourself and your health, but to help those around you.