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Woodstock Opens in New York

The Woodstock Music & Art Fair opened in Bethel, New York on Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm on August 15, 1969. The festival, billed as “3 Days of Peace & Music”, lasted until Monday, August 18.

Considered one of the most pivotal moments in Rock and Roll, and in music history in general, the Woodstock Festival saw 32 acts perform in front of over 400,000 attendees. Some of the lineup highlights include: Jefferson Airplane, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Jimi Hendrix.

Sources: History Channel, Wikipedia

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National Relaxation Day

August 15 is National Relaxation Day!

Stressed? Overworked? Sleep deprived? Luckily, today is National Relaxation Day: a day to avoid all stressful activities and partake only in your favorite or much-needed relaxing activities.

Ok…so you probably can’t ditch every stressful activity, like school or work, but set aside at least an hour to relax. Spend time at a spa, lounge in a hammock or next to the pool, head to the beach, catch a movie, read a book, sweat away stress with a yoga routine, take a bubble bath, catch up on sleep, or do absolutely  nothing but laze around.

Just remember that Relaxation Day isn’t just about being lazy. Taking time to relax reduces not only the mental symptoms of stress but the physical symptoms as well. Click here to learn more about relaxation techniques that can help you relieve stress and maintain good mental and physical health.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, mayoclinic.com
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