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Taking your dog to work may reduce job stress

A 2012 study by Virginia Commonwealth University is the first national quantitative research to explore the relationship that keeping pets in the workplace may have to reducing stress.

The study, published in the March issue of “The International Journal of Workplace Health Management,” found “that dogs in the workplace may buffer the impact of stress during the workday for their owners and make the job more satisfying for those with whom they come into contact,” according to this University News Center story.

 

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