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Hilly Janes

About Hilly Janes

Hilly Janes is an award-winning former health editor at The Times. She has 20 years' experience on national newspapers and magazines and is the author of Latte or Cappuccino? 125 Decisions That Will Change Your Life (Michael O’Mara Books, 2012).

6 ways to stop working too hard

Working hard can bring great satisfaction and rewards, and a little pressure can make us perform better. But, asks Hilly Janes, when does working hard turn into working too hard?

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13 ways to take the stress out of commuting

Most people see commuting as a necessary evil. Hilly Janes explains how you can turn your daily commute from a chore to something to look forward to.

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8 things to bear in mind about supplements for stress

It’s tempting to turn to over-the-counter supplements for stress, but are they a waste of money that could do more harm than good?

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11 ways to deal with the boss from hell

The archetypal boss from hell can make you feel stressed and helpless. Follow these simple tips to take back control and make your workplace your own.

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Stress during pregnancy: is it dangerous?

Can stress during pregnancy harm an unborn child? Many women worry that their health or behaviour could damage the foetus, but what’s the evidence? And how can women help themselves?

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9 ways to cope with wedding stress

Your wedding should be the happiest day of your life. But many of us find ourselves overwhelmed in the weeks leading up to the big day. Hilly Janes explains how to cope with wedding stress.

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Caffeine and anxiety: 8 things you need to know

Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive substance in the world. Is there a link between caffeine and anxiety? Hilly Janes explores the science.

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What is stress? What’s the definition of stress?

What is stress? Coming up with a definition of stress is not as easy as you might think. Hilly Janes explores the confusion surrounding the term and explains how your body reacts when under severe stress.

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7 kinds of stress-related illness

Stress-related illness costs the economy £3.7 billion a year and affects an estimated one in five of us each year. Hilly Janes explains why stress makes us ill and runs through seven of the most common types of stress-related illness.

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6 tips on how to relieve stress

Stress can express itself in different ways, which means that recognising your symptoms is vital in understanding how to relieve stress.

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