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There’s a Scientific Reason Why Water Is So Calming

Exploring the ‘Blue Health’ phenomenon and the well-being benefits of oceans, lakes, and other bodies of water

Human beings are land animals. We have feet, not flippers. While our body needs water to survive, those needs don’t require that we submerge our heads…




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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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