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Try This Now: The Unexpected Trick To Boost Happiness and Improve Your Focus

There’s a reason looking at a beautiful view makes you smile, according to science.

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Need a quick burst of calm and happiness? Look at a scenic view. According to a new study published in Scientific Reports, when people take breaks from their schedules to enjoy a view of nature, they are happier and less stressed when they get back to work.

Even if you don’t live or work in a particularly scenic area, it’s still possible to take advantage of the mental benefits of looking at nature. Set your screensaver to a beautiful photo from your last trip, print that same photo out and keep it handy at your desk, or create your own little view of greenery with a few small desk plants.

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