What stresses you more, work life or home life?

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We like to think of home as the place where we escape from our workplace pressures. But is it really the other way around? There’s some evidence the office can provide some relief for the challenges at home.

NPR’s Shankar Vedantam reports.

In the land that came up with the phrase “Thank God it’s Friday,” and a restaurant chain to capitalize on the sense of relief many feel as the work week ends, researchers made an unusual finding in 2012.

Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found. And mothers who worked part time reported better health than moms who didn’t work at all.

Working and juggling family responsibilities can be stressful. But can work, despite its demands, be less stressful than the alternative?

Today’s Question: What stresses you more, work life or home life?