An online version of a local California county newspaper has an opinion piece written by a member of the board of education. She writes about stress and how to cope with it. Some signs of stress are overeating, smoking or drinking more, or acting impulsively. Older people losing jobs get stressed easily, as well as soldiers. She recommends and lists several ways to cope with stress. Some examples include yoga, a good night's sleep, exercising, and cutting down on caffeine. The author's photo is included.