This Is How Long You Should Be Going on Vacation, According to Science

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In the words of the Cold War Kids, “two weeks paid vacation won’t heal the damage done.” Granted, you might not have heard of the rock band before, they make a good point—two weeks is not the proper vacation length. Although shorter vacations do have plenty of benefits, researchers have finally pinpointed the precise minimum length your vacation should run.

As reported by LifeHacker, new research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies has finally found the perfect vacation length to maximize your relaxation and stress melting. Fifty-five participants took vacations of 14 days or longer for the study and periodically had their health and well-being assessed before, during, and after the trip.

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