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In 2019, in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, which left 70,000 people homeless, I was asked to share with survivors, healthcare workers, and teachers the yoga therapy techniques they could use as tools for anxiety management. The community was in shock and looking for alternative ways to heal, as there were not enough mental health professionals to serve their needs. The techniques I used, including the one that I share with you here (which I have since refined), produced such positive results for
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University of Bristol researchers found a quarter of people under the age of 28 had suspected anxiety disorder during the crisis, compared to 13 per cent pre-pandemic.
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With the recent uncertainties around our physical and financial health, it is not uncommon to have experienced at least one sleepless night over the past few months. For some, the Pandemic has triggered high levels of anxiety and even depression, leading to sleep deprivation, and directly impacting our body’s ability to repair and restore it’s natural functions. This wake-sleep cycle, is known as our ‘circadian rhythm’ and affects us in a myriad of ways.
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I experienced my first panic attack when I was a freshman in college. I was away from home for the first time in my life, and I was stressed out about assignments that needed to be completed, papers that needed to be written, and tuition bills that needed to be paid. I knew I was anxious, but I didn’t anticipate waking up in the middle of the night, gasping, sweating, and shaking with a pounding heart. I ended up calling my parents at 3 a.m. “Something is wrong,” I said. “I think I need to go to
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In this episode, we provide research-backed tips for managing work and stress in the age of Covid-19.
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Girls are less likely than boys to be diagnosed with ADHD, and their symptoms don’t go away in adulthood. The result? Many women unknowingly live with a condition that affects every aspect of their life, including parenthood.
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We’re dealing with a lot of uncertainty right now, which causes anxiety. Here are some ways the pros cope.
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As face masks become part of the new everyday reality, they’re forcing a lot of changes in the ways you socialize, relax, exercise, and move around in The Outside World. For instance, they’re a pain in the neck when it comes to facial recognition…
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Study sheds light on neuroinflammation and psychological disorders
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There’s no substitute for professional care, but here’s what you can do
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Scientists attempt to answer the longstanding question: Why do we need sleep to live?
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Your body is well adapted to handle temporary stresses, but is overwhelmed by the constant, unrelenting pressures of this horrible year.
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Turn your bedroom into a “sleep sanctuary,” consider buying a white noise machine, and stop checking your phone before bed.
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You finally figured out how to do your job from the living room, only to be hit with another roadblock: work-from-home-induced body pain.Thankfully, Jon Cinkay, PT, the coordinator of body mechanics at HSS, has your back — and your head, shoulders, neck, knees, and feet, too. With his help, we’ve …
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Although self-isolation is ending at different times in different states, at some point we will return to an office, grocery store and houses of worship. With the lifting of quarantines and a rolling re-entry, experts predict earth-shattering emotional aftershocks.
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Therapy in the traditional sense is a proven way to help people work through mental illness, handle the stressors of everyday life, and cope with past struggles. But, therapy is evolving with the times — more therapists are offering their services online as opposed to in person. That being said, e …
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If you’ve been having wild and vivid dreams lately, you are not alone.
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Depression can cause insomnia, as it often leads to low sleep drive, poor circadian rhythm, and hyperarousal – which can make it difficult for you to fall asleep, stay asleep, or both. Depression and insomnia are closely related and can form a vicious cycle, so you’ll likely need to treat both medical conditions – here’s how. This article was medically reviewed by Alex Dimitriu, MD, psychiatrist and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.
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Feeling unsafe and anxious during COVID-19? It could be you inner critic talking.
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Occasional stress or anxiety, especially as a result of a challenging life event, is something that many people experience. Some activities like yoga, or creative outlets like crafting and baking, can be positive ways to relieve feelings of anxiety caused by a stressful life situation. A 2016 study from the Journal of Positive Psychology found that spending time on a creative activity every day can lead to improved psychological well-being. Insider gathered activity ideas that could be relaxing
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For when waking up on the wrong side of the bed becomes an everyday thing.
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We may not be able to control our circumstances, but we do control our daily habits, choices, and mindset. When the world is upside-down, return to these seven fundamental basics to keep stress at bay and build resilience. Each has a proven track record of helping us weather tough times.
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If you’re feeling on edge about the pandemic, you’re not alone. A Pew Research Center survey conducted in March found that 18% of U.S. adults have experienced nervousness or anxiety five to seven days a week when thinking about the outbreak, while 28% report feeling those reactions three to four days a week. Those who are affected financially report higher levels of emotional distress.
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Use brain science to help you be more resilient and thrive in spite of the pandemic.
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The psychology behind your dog or cat’s new eating habits, constant whining, or extra-loud purring.
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Differing personality traits and forced togetherness can exacerbate tensions
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It is no secret that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., but given that we are in the throes of an international pandemic, a sense of heightened discomfort is widespread. Thankfully, there are ways to manage anxiety…
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Many of us have heard that there are benefits of positivity. But do we all know what the benefits are? And more importantly, do we believe in the power of positive thinking and understand how truly life-changing it can be? How we think impacts all aspects of our physical and mental health, our relationships, even our overall success in life. How we think about life has a direct impact on our reality, for better or worse. And a multitude of scientific research has proven that there are countless
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I’m a highly active extrovert who feared a coronavirus lockdown would lead to a psychological tailspin. Instead, I’ve found that my brain handles the streamlined stress of the pandemic, though massive, better than the million tiny stressors of pre-coronavirus life. It’s also eliminated the fear of missing out, or FOMO, and has made me feel more connected to my community and loved ones than ever. Experts say the experience illustrates how social isolation isn’t the same as loneliness, and
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The news is full of advice on how to stay calm during the coronavirus pandemic — but what if, actually, you’ve been feeling pretty OK? Psychologists say that keeping your cool isn’t an inappropriate reaction to what’s going on right now, even if you…
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Across America and the globe, folks are being asked to stay inside and away from crowds to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus. This means no bars, theatre shows, Disneyland trips, or family dinners at your favourite restaurant. It also means a lot of anxiety. The more the COVID-19 pandemic impacts our daily lives, the more panic we feel about the various ramifications of it. We’re worried about our own health and that of our loved ones. We’re concerned about paying the rent, the
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When faced with adversity, athletes have long been trained to simply play harder
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Especially if you’re not a morning person, you’re probably accustomed to starting your day in at least a little bit of a haze (until the coffee kicks in). But if you’re zoned out in your morning Zoom meeting, daydreaming in your afternoon Skype…
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My experience with skin picking disorder has spanned over a decade. Here’s what I’ve learned to help control it.
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Our brains are adapting to acute stress, writes developmental neuropsychologist Molly Colvin. Time warps so that the present moment is elongated. Complex thinking skills, like decision-making or planning, go offline.
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Ideal if you’re feeling uneasy at the moment…
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I’ve lived with a severe anxiety disorder for most of my life—gardening has become my new go-to to help ease it.
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Social distancing may not be ideal, but it’s necessary to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and protect our health. For the most part, I’ve been feeling fine throughout this entire pandemic, but I do have my moments where I get antsy and anxiety creeps up. Although I have no control over the curr …
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When to have sex is the most common conflict for couples co-isolating.
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We can develop a healthier relationship with food and gain more control over what we eat.
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“In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.” —Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
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Working from home or being stuck inside may be having a direct impact on the quality of your sleep. According to Dr. Eduard Estivill, director of the Estivill Sleep Clinic, the economic uncertainty and health worries brought on by the crisis are rasing our stress and anxiety levels. Many underestimate the effects of psychological problems on sleep but they can be very serious. The most common struggles people are currently experiencing include falling asleep and waking up frequently in the
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As counter-intuitive as it sounds, experts say the coronavirus crisis – or rather, the experiences gained, and lessons learned during it – might in time give many of us a psychological boost.
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Thinking of bleaching your hair, growing a beard? It’s a coping mechanism, not boredom
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Job fears, mental turmoil and physical separation are causing many to experience vivid ‘quarandreams.’
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Fears around the pandemic are causing sleep patterns to change and strange dreams to linger in people’s memories
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Being stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic has distorted our sense of time. Here’s how to make life feel a little more normal.
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Spoiler: It’s not great.
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A 20-second hug Studies show that hugs can reduce stress and improve our mood. The act of physical contact stimulates the brain to release high levels of oxytocin, the bonding hormone that reduces blood pressure and heightens feelings of pleasure. “We should have a hug at least daily, if not several times a day and, generally speaking, the longer the hug the better,” the neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart says. If you are lucky enough to be living with someone who can provide it, she says, try to have
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As a result of social distancing measures, more people than ever before are experiencing feelings of loneliness, but technology can help.
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Wondering what’s going on inside your body when you’re feeling anxious? We asked an expert to explain all.
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People around the world are staying at home as part of social distancing measures to limit the transmission of the novel coronavirus. In some countries, people are being encouraged to exercise once a day. However, there’s long been a public misconception that some forms of exercise can suppress the immune system, reducing the body’s ability to deal with outside threats, like the novel coronavirus. On the contrary, there’s a substantial body of research that shows exercise actually benefits our
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social trends have emerged from Covid-19
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Plus the difference between REM and non-REM dreams, facts about stress dreams, and how sleep better.
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“I might not get coronavirus but I’m going to get cabin fever!”
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The CDC urges everyone to wear face coverings in public.
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Second lady Karen Pence talked to USA TODAY about what she’s doing to help her family and others cope with the mental stress of COVID-19.
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Design expert Azby Brown’s tips for making the most of space and light in tiny spaces.
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While another scoop of ice cream or bag of chips might feel like a good choice during times of stress and anxiety, eating healthy mood-boosting foods can nourish your mind and make you feel better.
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Researchers explain why withdrawal from our usual environments—due to social distancing—has left dreamers with a dearth of “inspiration.”
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“The first course mentioned in this article is fantastic! I’ve taken it and learned so much. It was extremely helpful. If you’re having trouble with learning or your studies, please check it out… I think it may just save your grade!” -Rebecca Wren

There’s no shortage of online learning sites that list courses on every topic imaginable. But going through each and every one of them in the hopes of finding a course that appeals and is actually worth doing can take forever.
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An expert explains how to navigate this unfamiliar form of social anxiety.
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Everybody on Instagram seems to have a fiddle-leaf fig in the background of their photos, and with good reason: a bit of greenery in is good for your brain as well as your pics. Growing a garden yourself has great mental health benefits, even if all…
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Six ways to fight anxiety and depression
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“Find something that makes you want to move.”
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Procrastination expert Timothy Pychyl explains.
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With the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions on outdoor activities have increased as public health officials try to limit the spread of the virus. What can you and should you do outside? Read the full article at What Exercise Can I Do Outside? And Should I? on Triathlete.
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“Find something that makes you want to move.”
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These Yellowstone National Park Webcams Will Cure Your Cabin Fever

Explore the great outdoors — virtually.

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During quarantine and stay-at-home orders related to the coronavirus pandemic, some people are reporting sleeping better and more, despite being more sedentary and stressed. Experts say deep sleep allows the brain to process the overload of information and emotions, and that one overarching stressor may also be easier for the brain to compartmentalize than a million smaller worries. Even if you’re less physically active, the emotional and mental stress of the coronavirus can cause the body to
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Australian Association of Psychologists President Anne Marie Collins says we will experience intense waves of disbelief, anger, sadness, acceptance and
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Without a commute, you’ve been able to get your eight hours of sleep a night for the first time since college, but you’re still a zombie during the day. Worse, knowing that one of the symptoms of coronavirus is fatigue is making you second-guess…
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The coronavirus outbreak has left all of us in limbo – here’s how to handle it.
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When you look at the news, all you hear about are the latest deaths and numbers of people infected by coronavirus, along with tips on how to avoid infection, how to protect yourself, how to avoid sick people… This is enough to make even the calmest of individuals experience anxiety, and it’s even worse if you’re dealing with a mental health condition. One in six people has a common mental health problem such as anxiety and depression in England. If you add to that the fears and stress
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The World Health Organisation and Public Health England have also warned there is no need to panic buy face masks, latex gloves or other extreme protective gear if you practise good basic hygiene like regularly washing your hands and covering your mouth and nose if you cough.
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Coronavirus: How to be productive when you have to work from home

For all the latest news on coronavirus, follow The Independent’s live blog here.

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Being stuck at home, even if you know you’re doing your part to improve public health, isn’t exactly a walk in the park. For many of us in social-distancing-mode, doing the same thing day in and day out without having much to look forward to in the near future can reasonably lead to feelings of sadness and hopelessness. So how can you know if what you’re experiencing is a temporary mood swing due to extreme circumstances, or clinical depression? And what’s the best way to reach out for help—in
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Bibliotherapy and cinema therapy, which involves “prescribing” patients works of art, has been gaining traction during the coronavirus outbreak.
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It’s important to be prepared during this pandemic. But you need not panic.
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You’re not the only one who finds #quarantinebaking so soothing. Turns out, it has a lot to do with the neuroscience of mindful meditation.
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Sometimes it can feel difficult to remember the good things in life. If you’re feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed, taking stock of what you’re grateful for might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But research shows that cataloguing your gratitude could improve your mental health — and Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner agrees.
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The sudden change in routine and lack of human interaction has had a negative impact on some people’s mental health
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With social distancing becoming an everyday practice, people around the globe are turning to technology to connect with others during the coronavirus crisis
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A new study found that practicing mindfulness can lower feelings of paranoia.
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Use these tips to get fresh air and boost your immune system while social distancing.
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The current public health crisis and extended alone time caused by the coronavirus is raising anxiety levels all over. A psychologist has some advice that can help.
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As people across the globe adjust to prolonged periods of quarantine, CNBC Make It spoke to psychology experts to find out how people can protect their mental health.

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When you look at the news, all you hear about are the latest deaths and numbers of people infected by coronavirus, along with tips on how to avoid infection, how to protect yourself, how to avoid sick people… This is enough to make even the calmest of individuals experience anxiety, and it’s even worse if you’re dealing with a mental health condition. One in six people has a common mental health problem such as anxiety and depression in England. If you add to that the fears and stress
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“Fear contagion happens automatically and unconsciously, making it hard to really control.”

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You can let anxiety consume you, or you can feel the fear and also find joy in ordinary life, even now.
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ESPN spoke with mental and behavioral health specialist Rebecca Colasanto to discuss how athletes, coaches and sports fans can cope and manage anxiety and stress during the outbreak of COVID-19.
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The coronavirus outbreak has left all of us in limbo – here’s how to handle it.
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There’s enough going on. Don’t let your mental health take a beating, too.
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New research from an interdisciplinary Cornell team has found that as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help college students feel happier and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress. The research, published Jan. 14 in Frontiers in Psychology, is part of a larger examination of “nature therapy” and aims to provide an easily-achievable dosage that physicians can prescribe as a preventive measure against high levels of stress, anxiety, depression and other mental healthRead in Science Blog: https://apple.news/AAnLblZrvTOOkSIAPheTEBwShared from Apple News

These anxiety-fighting techniques may seem simple, but they can help keep that creeping sense of panic at bay.
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Anxiety is both a neurological and psychological disorder. Furthermore, it is a pervasive condition. Per the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), around 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from a clinical anxiety disorder. Despite the proliferating numbers, just 37 percent of those with an anxiety disorder seek treatment; despite it being an “extremely treatable” condition. In this article, we’re going to focus on how anxiety works; specifically, the brain correlates of anxiety
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Gazing at a plant for a few minutes may help you push through a hard day in the office.
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