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Stress Relief for Students

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In November, students at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, ordered three therapy dogs and set up a room for "super stressed" final-exam studiers. Typically, the dogs are lent to hospital patients and senior citizens. In December, Cornell University staff installed a patch of grass inside Olin Library (trucked in from the Adirondack mountains) because, said an employee, the sight of it has a "cognitive relaxing effect."

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