Stress can be triggered by a lot of different things – it could be your job, an emotional challenge, or many opthers. Apparently though, where you live can also be a factor.
According to a new study conducted by UK’s Zipjet, a person can be less or more stressed depending on what city he lives in the world. The research revealed the world’s least and most stressful cities of 2017. Factors considered in the study included everything from public transport and traffic levels, to green space percentage and citizen’s financial status, to infrastructure and pollution levels, to safety and many others.
Zipjet studied 500 locations and gathered information based on 17 categories.
The results tell us that Germany is the ultimate go-to destination for anyone who wants to live a stress-free life. Out of the 150 cities they ranked, 4 of the top 10 less stressful locations are German cities namely Stuttgart (which ranked #1), Hanover (#3), Munich (#5), and Hamburg (#9 – which is tied with Austria’s Graz).
So what drove Stuttgart to the top spot? Well to begin with, the city has a strong local economy. Besides, it is home to Porsche, Bosch and Mercedes-Benz. Along with its economic stability, the city also has the largest percentage of green spaces within its area.
In a CNN article, we learn that David Moos, a PR professional based in Stuggart, said that the greenery in the city “really [has] a noticeable effect on stress.”
He went on to explain further, saying:
“The ability to feel less enclosed can help you in not feeling stifled, and personally I find this reduces anxiety. The feeling of security in the city, both financial and in the sense of personal safety, is also a great comfort.”
Here are the results for the world’s less stressful cities:
- Stuttgart, GermanyLuxembourg City, LuxembourgHanover, GermanyBern, SwitzerlandMunich, GermanyBordeaux, FranceEdinburgh, UKSydney, Australia(tie) Graz, Austria and Hamburg, Germany
On the other hand, the world’s most stressful cities are as follows:
- Baghdad, IraqKabul, AfghanistanLagos, NigeriaDakar, SenegalCairo, EgyptTehran, IranDhaka, BangladeshKarachi, PakistanNew Delhi, IndiaManila, Philippines
Meanwhile, Florian Färber, managing director of Zipjet, said:
“Mental health problems are on the rise worldwide, with stress being a trigger and contributing factor towards this increase. We hope that by pinpointing how the least stressful cities are managing this issue, those cities struggling with a stressed out population can overcome it. We’re happy to be a part of the wave of digitalization working to reduce stress all around the world.”
For more details about the study, interested readers may visit the official Zipjet website.
Your Gigantic Face Printed On Your Luggage Might Be Outrageous But It’s Actually Genius
It’s horrifying but practical. Trust us!
For frequent flyers, suitcases are nothing but essential. And when on important trips, nothing's more inconvenient than taking forever to spot your luggage in a sea of similar-looking travel bags. Sure, luggage tags or bright-colored ribbons are helpful but not that much. If you really want to make your suitcase stand out, maybe it's time you try a new and unique travel case.
Firebox, a London-based online retailer that specializes in unique items, is selling Head Case - a stretchable and customizable travel case that can fit luggage of different sizes. What makes it unique? Well, Head Case literally puts a giant picture of your head onto your suitcase, making it easier to find and deterring anyone who might want to steal it.
Buyers can customize their travel case with a headshot of their choosing.
Meet The Woman With The ‘Best Job’ In The World
I want her job!
Many individuals splurge hefty amounts of cash to travel the world. A woman, however, travels the world for free and gets paid for her services.
What about that? Meet Sorelle Amore, a videographer whose job is to travel to various destinations across the globe. Her paid work is indeed enviable that she even won the Third Home's "Best Job On The Planet" contest.
She had the privilege to visit her most favorite destination - The Bahamas!
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Ever thought about backpacking? It's a new trend among travelers, but it has existed since time can remember. Today, you can travel the world through backpacking, and it is amazing.
It's a fact that traveling can be quite pricey, but it doesn't mean you can't save on a trip to various countries.
Traveling is about education - learning about the world, the cultures of others and life in general. The lessons are endless and it opens your eyes to the realities of life. Backpacking is a better way to experience life through traveling, and it doesn't mean you need to shell out a hefty amount of cash.
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