Extra Credit: Our pick of stories from around the web that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. Brought to you each Tuesday from the editors of JSTOR Daily.
The science of de-stressing (New York Magazine)
by Jesse Singal
Three research-backed techniques can help reduce stress. You just have to actually use them.
Is divorce good for your health? (Psychology Today)
By Eric Haseltine
These days about a third of marriages end in divorce, but is staying in a stressful marriage better than leaving? Research suggests the answer depends on gender. On average, women have more health problems than man in bad marriages, while they’re healthier than men after divorce.
Abortion on the small screen (Pacific Standard)
By Nathan Collins
A new study finds that on TV, most women who have abortions are white, childless, and unworried about being financially prepared for a baby. None of that reflects real life.
The dangerous lives of trans sex workers (Vox)
By Emily Crockett
Transgender people who engage in sex work face high levels of discrimination and abuse—even in the places they’re supposed to be able to get help, according to a recent study.
2015 in psychology research (The New Yorker)
By Maria Konnikova
Six of the most fascinating psychology papers this year addressed topics including autism, depression, friendship, and the challenges of psychological research itself.
Have you seen a story online that does a good job of bridging the gap between the news and scholarship? Or something that seems particularly well-researched? Let us know and we may include it in next week’s roundup. Email us at jstordaily_submissions (at) jstor (dot) org.