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The Lightness of Being

Leisure and recreation are bad words in this modern day. Life is all about productivity and work, work, work. Having fun has no place in our puritan makeup. But running with the wind and dunking your head in a brisk pond affords us serious benefits. These so-called foolish pursuits can in fact heighten creativity and improve health — both in mind and body.
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Everyone Needs a Vacation

By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.

Time away from the demands of work (and the media) can do a lot of good.
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The Benefits of Play

By Peter Gray Ph.D.

Video gaming leads to improved cognition, creativity, sociability, and more.
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Finding Purpose in Life

By David B. Feldman Ph.D.

Searching for meaning might backfire.