What a fantastic idea!
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It may be cold outside, but the students of Cornell University are enjoying the splendour of studying outside—sort of. Just in time for finals, the Olin Library was outfitted with thick carpets of grass, bringing the outdoors in.
After research by the Human Ecology department, professors installed the grass to give stressed out students the restorative benefits of nature.
In an effort to spruce up mental health during the crucial—and stressful—week of finals, Cornell professors decided to give students a little nature therapy. Rolled out amidst two rows of comfy easy chairs and side tables, students are invited to kick of their shoes and wiggle their toes in the grass. Extra potted snake plants flank the bottom of each chair, with signs that caution not of a wet floor, but to watch for snakes.
Students can also sit or lay down in the middle of the indoor lawn, hearkening the…
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