Los Angeles Is America's Capital Of Stress (And We're Not Talking About Cheap Marijuana)
This kind of stuff stresses us out.
The economy. Traffic. Conan vs. Leno. The Clippers! Yeah, we're stressed. The American Psychological Association's just-released "Stress In America" report says L.A. is the most stressful city in America.
Tell us something we don't know. Despite the yoga, plentiful medical marijuana, and all you pretty people, L.A. is a rat race -- worse than Manhattan. Consider:
-Nearly three in 10 Angelenos say they're stressed out, according to the report.
-Three-quarters of you say your stress is over money.
-Nearly half of you are irritable.
-Sixty-nine percent of Angelenos have job stress (if you even have jobs).
-Nearly one-third of you said pressure to look good causes stress (of course).
-And only about one in five us deal with stress by praying (shame on you).
Feeling down? Don't fear. Remember what Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said this week: "No one cares if you smoke a joint or not."
Ah, we're feeling less stress already.
[Spotted at LAist].
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