Take a Hike to Boost Your Creativity
The stereotype of the tortured worker who needs to "go for a walk" to get through his writer's block or come up with a new idea may be more than a stereotype. At least one new study suggests that hiking—specifically a good long walk outdoors—can do wonders for your
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Researchers think that both the exposure to nature and the outdoors (as well as the walking) helped, but they also noted that all of the participants were asked to leave their smartphones, laptops, and tablets behind. Granted, you can't do that, and you can't disappear for a two day hike every time you're feeling short on ideas, but researchers do suggest that getting outdoors and
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