Take a 3-Minute Vacation Right Now: Visit the World of Fish!

From Washington, DC, reader Bob Kim, a former ACLU staff attorney, writes:

Did you know that watching fish is clinically proven to reduce stress, lower your blood pressure, even stave off Alzheimer's?

Several years ago, I set up one of those tiny 3-gallon mini-aquariums in my office. For a few weeks, I was in a state of aquatic bliss. Every time I was faced with a crushing deadline, I would press my face to the glass (well, acrylic) and watch a small school of tetras swim by. Instant relaxation!

Unfortunately, I didn't anticipate all of the challenges of office aquarium maintenance. I won't go into the Incredible Tale of the Massive Tank Leak and Ill-Situated Electrical Powerstrip Under Desk.

Since those days, I have found simpler ways to enjoy fish in my office. There are abundant free screensavers you can put right on your computer, such as www.dreamaquarium.com or www.fish-byte.com. [If you're at work, check to be sure that downloading their free demos is okay with your technology staff.] Or you can enjoy a home aquarium at work by visiting this site, where you can see home fish tank photos and videos from around the world. I am slightly wounded that my tank presently ranks only #582 out of 1149 similar tanks worldwide - but I'm not stressing over it!

Happy (fish) daydreams. -- Bob

Comments (1)

  • Anonymous

    Every one remembers that life seems to be expensive, however different people require money for various things and not every person gets big sums money. So to receive some mortgage loans and small business loan should be a proper solution.

    Dec 06, 2011

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