Editor's note: This article was written by a Townsquare Media Northern New England contributor and may contain the individual's views, opinions or personal experiences.

Screens rule our lives.

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It's pretty much an indisputable fact.

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From emails, spreadsheets, deadlines, and Zoom calls, to social media and its politics, humblebrag posts, "look at my perfect like" posts, and overshares, the amount of information and content flowing into our lives daily definitely raises stress and anxiety levels.

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There's a reason we're drawn to cute animal videos and streams.  They make us laugh, smile, and relieve stress.

Enter the live penguin colony cam at the New England Aquarium.   I not only watched this for awhile, but filled my entire computer screen with these cuties.  I was smiling with so much cuteness and even laughed when they would shake, dive into the water, or start playing.

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Watch our biologists feed the penguins! They are fed a variety of different fish, including capelin, herring, lake smelt, anchovies, and sardines twice a day.

Those feedings start at 9a and 2:30p.

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The New England Aquarium also has a live giant ocean tank webcam. And if you schedule your destress time at 10a or 3p, you can watch a feeding dive.

This four-story habitat features a coral reef and hundreds of Caribbean reef animals, including sea turtles, stingrays, eels, and fishes. At its deepest point, the Giant Ocean Tank goes down 23 feet. It is 40 feet wide and holds 200,000 gallons of salt water.

PS: Back the penguins for a moment so you can enjoy this happy and fun video that will also help you destress if you need to take a break.

 

Thank you New England Aquarium.  I'm so glad I stumbled upon this new found de-stresser.  Also, what fun to share with your kids, too. You can watch these online videos on the aquarium's Facebook page, or the the live webcams on the website.

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