1 / 4
-
Photo by: CN Digital Studio
Handling job interview stress. The next time you're feeling anxious before a big interview, take heart. According to new research from the University of Western Ontario, while women may feel more anxiety and stress before meeting with a prospective employer, they're more likely than men to cope with that stress and, in turn, perform better during the interview. The reason for this, say researchers, is women are more likely to find productive ways of adapting to their stress -- calling loved ones for support, preparing thoroughly, etc. -- while men are more likely to try to ignore their anxiety.

What to Read Next

5 Things Women Are Good at (but They Don't Even Know It!)

February 21, 2012

By April Daniels Husser, SELF magazine


It's widely understood that there are some things women just naturally do better than men, like tolerate colds (just ask any woman who's ever nursed her guy through the "man flu") and find lost objects (just ask your mom!). But according to a recent study, we are better at something that might surprise you and the man in your life ... parking cars!

The study, conducted by a U.K.-based car park firm, covertly observed 2,500 drivers in 700 parking lots and rated these seven key characteristics of parking styles: appropriate space-finding speed; pre-parking pose; reverse into space; forward into space; speed of maneuver; reposition shuffle; central finish.

Women scored higher on six of the seven -- but when researchers questioned women drivers, only one-fifth (18 percent) thought they were better parkers than men and less than a third (28 percent) believed they were better parkers than their partners. This got us thinking: What else are women great at but probably don't even know it? Here are four more things you can add to your list of skills:

More from SELF:

20 Superfoods for Weight Loss
Yoga Moves for Flat Abs
38 Antiaging Foods
Gwyneth Paltrow's Arm and Ab Workout

Attn Home Owners Who Never Miss a Payment.

Home Owners who have not missed a payment in 3 years or more need to read this. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home there is a solution.

New Reverse Mortgage Rules For Seniors

See why so many seniors are now taking reverse mortgages so that they can live a life of comfort in retirement. You can turn your house into an ATM.

Kid sleep troubles email series for moms

We get it. We’ve been there. Sign up for our email track to learn how to handle kids who won’t go to sleep or won’t stay in bed.

Bad News For Insurance, Great News For Virginia

Virginia drivers, with cars and good driving records are learning that they may qualify for lower car insurance rates. Do you qualify?

7 Cards You Can't Ignore If You Have Great Credit

Banks are offering insane credit card offers to people with great credit. Take advantage of a $625 intro bonus, 21 month 0% APR and 6% cash back.

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

Introducing the Most Reliable Home Security System

Watch out! The alarm industry will say anything to lock you in a contract. SimpliSafe’s 24/7 protection is just $14.99/month—and there's no contract!

This $625 Intro Bonus Is Insane

A leading credit card issuer just raised its intro bonus to an industry-leading $500 cash or $625 in travel. And no annual fee the first year.

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Military Mortgage Rates In 2016

Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military - Takes 1 Min!

Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read This

United States drivers are stunned that they never knew this. If you drive less than 50 mi/day, you better read this...

Virginia Drivers Changing Car Insurance To Save

Virginia drivers, with cars and good driving records are learning that they may qualify for lower car insurance rates. Do you qualify?

You'll Love This Disney Movie Club Offer!

Get 4 Disney Movies For $1 With Membership. See Details. Exclusive Titles, Merchandise, Offers & Discounts. Plus, Free Shipping On Your Initial Order!

Military Mortgage Rates In 2016

Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!