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Discussion:  Researchers say that it is important for people to monitor stress levels in an effort to reduce the amount of stress that we expose ourselves to.  A new  mobile app will prepare users for receiving good or bad news on their phone.  The app distinguishes good messages from bad or neutral ones, and color codes them accordingly.  Users may then choose not to open a negative message if they are already having a stressful day.  However, some researchers say that  anticipation of the negative event may be just as stressful as facing the problem head on.

Source:  BBC News

Date:  June 11, 2012

Link:  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18397429

Discussion Questions:

  • Does this app actually prevent stress, or just avoid it?
  • How does the app  distinguish between negative or positive messages?  Can the app be fooled into coding messages wrong?

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