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Would you rather be stressed or bored?

The government shutdown prompted this article about the effects of boredom, an emotion that has received little attention in academic journals.  The research that has been done suggests boredom can lead to a host of unhealthy behaviors.  On the positive side, we would guess it is also what drives a lot of people in more productive ways – leading them to read or engage in hobbies.