smahtMyth #1: Only bad/unpleasent situations are stressful. Actually, lists of stress-makers also include all kinds of happy events: waddings, graduations, a job promotion, moving to a now house, a new baby brother or sister, winning the lottery, and even falling in love. For instance? If you get into your first choice for college, you’ll be jumping for joy–but you’ll also have a whole new list of decisions, choices, and worries to handle.

Myth #2: In the best kind of world, there wouldn’t be any stress. BOR-ing! Too much peace and quiet can make us bored, restless, and miserable. Stress is …