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The Nuance

There’s a Scientific Reason Why Water Is So Calming

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

I’m a long-time contributor at TIME and other media orgs. I write mostly about health. I grew up in Michigan, but these days I live in southwest Germany.