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13 things your school could do to help ya stress less

Ya know what? We're sick and tired of being stressed out all the time, and we bet you are, too. Stress makes you sleepy in class, catch colds super easily and perform poorly on tests. Not. Cool. Here are 13 things we'd like to see schools do to make our day--and yours--happier, healthier and (yes!) a little less stressful.

Puppy therapy! An Illinois high school is trying it now. 




And nap time, while we’re at it


A fun gym class. Bring back all those silly games we played in elementary school, please!


And the option to do yoga or meditation during gym, too


Five minutes of chill-out time at the end of every period


Play music during passing time


And extend passing time by a minute so you aren’t rushing from one end of the building to the other


Make one night a week homework-free


Change the Firefox or Internet Explorer homepage on school computers to We Heart It


Put comfy chairs in the library--and stop yelling if ya doze off for a few


Push back school start times so you can get more sleep


Ask teachers to give students a few free homework passes each semester, for use when you are really overwhelmed



What do you wish your school would start doing? Tell us in the comments!

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM