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Of all our senses, sight may be the most powerful. Light reaches your retina where photo receptors convert it into electrical signals, which travel to the brain and become an image. That remarkable process allows us to see colors, textures and shapes; to marvel at mountains, skyscrapers and grandchildren. To help protect your eyes, take steps such as wearing sunglasses and taking a break from your screens.


Man on cliff at Canyonlands National Park

Learn to Cultivate a Sense of Awe

The feeling you get when looking at something vast like the Grand Canyon or the Taj Mahal isn’t just pleasurable. The mind-blowing emotion known as awe may actually help your brain work better, along with other important benefits.