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Shark Survival Week: 2023

Fall 2023 Shark Survival Week

During finals relax with these virtual tips and tools to de-stress and unwind!

Free Online Games and Puzzles

 

     

  • Wordle- Have you Wordled yet today??? From the New York Times, take a break and test your 5-letter word knowledge!
     
  • Improve Memory strives to offer the best free browser games that are appropriate for both children and adults. Interactive games that are relaxing, fun, and stimulating.
     
  • Jigsaw Planet- Millions of free jigsaw puzzles created by a large community. Create, play, share jigsaw puzzles and compete with other users.

     
  • Playingcards.io is a digital take on some iconic board and card games. Now, you can play classics like Checkers, Go Fish, Crazy Eights, and more without having to shuffle the deck yourself!
     
  • Skribbl.io is like online Pictionary – you have 80 seconds choose a word and visualize whatever you pick, and the faster someone guesses your drawing the more points they get!
     

Take a Magazine Break- Flipster

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Ask A Librarian

If you have questions about the library or need to learn how to find information for a research assignment, visit the Alvin Sherman Library's Reference Desk on the second floor to speak with a librarian. You can also call, email, chat, or text your questions.
 

Meditation

Meditation can have numerous health benefits, "including reduction in stress, anxiety, depression, as well as improved memory and increased brain efficiency with sustained attention. Meditation is also known to induce physiological benefits such as lowering blood pressure, heart rate, epinephrine, metabolism, breathing pattern and increased melatonin."¹ There are many popular paid apps that can help with guided meditation, and some free resources linked below.

1. Ooi, S.L. and Pak, S.C. (2019). The landscape of current meditation research: An overview to the special issue on 'Health benefits of meditation'. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine, 4(2) 1-8. doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902033

Anxiety & Stress Resources