Keeping a plant on your desk can reduce workplace stress, study says

According to a recent study in Japan, keeping a small potted plant on your desk and gazing at it for a few minutes can help to reduce workplace stress.

(CNN)Having a hard day at work? Stressed out about deadlines or bosses or meetings? It may help to stare at a plant, according to researchers from Japan.

The researchers felt that a lot of employees underestimated the respite that plants offer from work-related stress, so they conducted an experiment on workers at an electric company i