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How Do You Manage Anger?

Do Tell: How Do You Subdue Your Anger?

Guess who feels anger early, often, and most intensely? People under 30. A study that surveyed 1,800 Americans found time pressure, economic hardship, and workplace conflict are stressing Americans, especially young Americans, out.

It also found that education helps people deal with anger because it helps people respond more "proactively" to anger, but that sounds like vague, life-coach talk to me. Since anger is a natural response to stress, we can't really unleash it on any person or thing in our paths or— try as we might — hide it away in a bottle of gin.

The American Psychological Association suggests "expressing, suppressing, and calming" anger, but that sounds almost as useless as getting proactive. My anger triage usually goes more like this: reframe thoughts, whine to friends, go for a walk. Repeat. What do you do to bid your anger adieu?

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