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Top tips for Stress: Plant some trees around the office

Ok well maybe not trees… but a new study by researchers at University of Illinois has proved that natural scenery can be a useful tool in helping reduce psychological stress.

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British Doctors May Soon Prescribe Art, Music, Dance, Singing Lessons

An ambitious initiative unveiled this week by British Health Secretary Matt Hancock may soon enable the country’s doctors to prescribe therapeutic art- or hobby-based treatments for ailments ranging from dementia to psychosis, lung conditions and mental health issues. Writing for the Times, Kat Lay explains that this unconventional strategy, described by the U.K. government as “social prescribing,” could find patients enrolled in dance classes and singing lessons, or perhaps enjoying a personalized music playlist.

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The Science of Taking Breaks at Work: How to Be More Productive By Changing the Way You Think About Downtime

Written by Courtney Seiter

I know you don’t want to take a break right now.

Why? Because you’re too busy. This post is probably one of more than a few tabs you have open on your browser or phone. Your to-do list is likely close by and packed with tasks.

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Take a break every 90 minutes

Your calendar is probably full of things to do, but how often do you schedule in breaks? If it’s rare to find a blank space on your calendar, you should rethink your nonstop workflow. Taking regular timeouts can help you refresh your focus and get more done, productivity experts say. And how often you should break depends on your workload, energy level ,and the time of day.

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