04/21/2014 09:44 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Key To Working In A Stressful Environment, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, shared some valuable tips with us about dealing with a stressful work environment.

“It sounds so corny,” she said, “but you have to have a sense of humor. Laughing, even if it’s gallows humor, helps you let off tension. You have to laugh.”

Abramson said she relies on humor to cope with the difficult, sometimes depressing, daily news stories she covers. “The news itself is very difficult to absorb,” she said, “and it occasionally helps to have the ability to laugh at yourself.”

For more of Jill Abramson's life and career, view the slideshow below:

The Rise And Rise Of Jill Abramson

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