The LA Times article described the ways stress affects our general health. (It ain't good for us.) You'll be familiar with the stresses: bosses, kids, medical worries, bills, spouses. I made the main figure a man instead of a woman, probably because I was having a stressful day. But I also have a harder time making women look comical. The wife here looks less hectoring than the familiar Thurber wife. The amount of hair the man has lost to worry reflects my own.