Thursday Randoms-A Bark Translator, Less Stress @ Work, & More

Want less stress at work? Bike there. Research has found that people who pedal to work are a lot less stressed during the day. (Concordia University


Want to be more creative? Just drink some tea. A new study has found that tea may be the perfect elixir to get those creative juices flowing. Seems tea has a calming effect on those who drink it. And much like meditation, the act of drinking tea can make you more focused and relaxed, which can help spark creativity. (The Daily Meal


Will work for avocado toast … According to a new survey, Millennials expect a lot from their employers and are very quick to walk away from jobs if they're not happy. The survey found that 53 percent of Milliennials have already had three or more jobs since starting their career and have many reasons for walking away from a job, with the top reasons including not enjoying the atmosphere and culture of the office, not having flexible work hours and not being able to easily take personal or sick days. (New York Post)


Great outdoors = greater attention in kids. A new study has found that when kids are given a lesson in an outdoor setting, they are more attentive and engaged. Researchers found that the “nature effect” also allowed teachers to teach uninterrupted for almost twice as long as during an indoor class lesson. (Frontiers


Talk to the animals … Scientists are creating a bark translator so we can actually talk to our dogs. Yep, scientists and animal behavior experts are working on a pet translator that could be available for use in as soon as 10 years. The device will be based off of an algorithm originally designed to translate Prairie Dog vocalizations into English. Scientists found that Prairie Dogs have specific vocalizations and facial expressions that they use to communicate with each other. The same goes for basically all animals. In many cases animals have complex languages that can indicate a threat, and even warn pack members what a predator looks like. Using artificial intelligence, researchers hope machines will be able to help us decipher these complex animal languages and allow us some insight into our pets and their behavior. (Tech Times

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