Library Graffiti

CuteOverload

According to a recent journal article in PLOSone: “The Power of Kawaii,” “viewing cute images promotes a careful behavior and narrows attentional focus.” (http://bit.ly/TE9e4w). So get some cute puppies, kittens, red pandas, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, birds, rabbits, frogs, etc here: something for everyone!
http://cuteoverload.com

EmergencyCompliment

Worrying about finals got you down? Maybe you need an Emergency Compliment to shake you out of it. Visit here for “A steady supply of Emergency Compliments to be used at times of great insecurity.”
http://emergencycompliment.com/

Sporcle

Change is as good as a rest, they say. Try this quiz site to shake the cramps out of your brain with quizzes on everything from Geography to Music to Literature to Religion to Science to Sports to TV.  If you sign up for a free account, you can even make your own quizzes to help you cram.
http://www.sporcle.com

FreeRice

Prefer your mental calisthenics for a cause? Try FreeRice’s vocabulary quizzes; “For each answer you get right, [they] donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme.” Spanish, Italian, Spanish, and Korean language too.
http://freerice.com

JigZone

Jigsaw puzzles your thing? Find online versions here for all skill & time levels.
http://www.jigzone.com/

Classical Music Library

According to PsychCentral: “Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow, quiet classical music.” (http://bit.ly/qbBtLQ) Stream or download some from the library subscription:
http://www.drew.edu/library/er/classical-music-library

Encyclopedia of Stress

Want to know more about stress? Check out this reference source at:
Reference BF575 .S75 M235

* Warning: browsing reference sources may distract & relax you!

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