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Stress is increasingly a strain on life in America, but Charleston is among the least stressed of U.S. cities, according to a new study of 182 communities across 40 key metrics.

In a WalletHub study in which the top spot represents the most stressed city, Charleston Charleston ranks 153rd of the 182 cities ranked. That makes Charleston the nation’s 29th least stressed city overall.  

Compared to other cities, Charleston ranked higher in stress related to work (100 out of 182) and for health/safety issues (108). But it had among the nation’s lowest stress-related scores related to finances (161) and family matters (162). 

Nationally, about 80% of Americans say they feel stressed about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and about 87% of Americans currently feel stressed about inflation, according to a recent Harris Poll in a report from the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA’s Stress in America survey, conducted in February, measured perceptions of stress to identify leading sources and impacts of stress.
Chelsea Grinstead

“There was an art to influencing Trump, [U.S. Sen. Lindsey] Graham explained to me. ‘If you flatter him all the time, he’ll lose respect for you.’ If Graham wanted Trump to do something, especially on foreign policy, he would just tell him that Obama would do the opposite. That ‘can be very effective,’ Graham told me. ‘Obama drives him nuts.’ ”


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