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What's more stressful: work or home?

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Life's full of stressors.  But when it comes to what stresses out people more -- work or home -- folks may be surprised.

A new study by Penn State researchers shows people's home lives stress them out more than their jobs.

Study authors came to this conclusion after testing people's cortisol levels since cortisol is a big indicator of stress level.

They say there may be two possible explanations for the results.  The first one is that for some people work has turned in to an escape from their home lives.  The second explanation is that their job makes them happy because it's a core part of their pride.

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