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This 5-Second Relaxation Technique Is Strange, but It’s Proven

Forcing a smile and putting your hands out can calm you down. And there’s science to support that.

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MyMy head felt like it was about to explode. I was on a crowded subway train in New York City, homebound, with my child in tow. He was having a loud, epic temper tantrum. I had carried him down the…




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Luisa Colón

Luisa Colón

Luisa Colón is a Brooklyn based writer (WAKING UP IN GRAVESEND) and artist. Recent work is available at luisacolon.com; Insta @suchthingsido.

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