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You’re probably pretty stressed right now, aren’t you? You’re not alone:

Researchers say they quizzed 3,000 people about stress levels and discovered that half pin-pointed mid-morning on Tuesday as their ‘stress peak’.

The majority of workers said they coast through Monday getting their brain in gear and catch up with gossip from the weekend and discussing TV shows they’ve watched.

But on Tuesday reality sets in and staff spend the very first part of the day going through emails they ignored on Monday before planning the week ahead.

Eh, reality can wait until Wednesday. Why not take a break and read some articles from the archives of First Things . We’ve opened up the archives for non-subscribers, so you can read twenty years worth of the magazine’s content for free online. You can also get access to the last ten issues by signing up for a digital subscription . A yearly digital subscription is only $15 (print subscribers get free access to the online edition).

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