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We’re Not Spinning a Yarn Here: Knitting May Boost Health and Happiness

“Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” That biblical proverb may have more scientific truth to it than we previously recognized. Recent scientific research suggests that working with our hands — through knitting, washing dishes, painting, metal craft, woodworking — can provide marked physical and psychological benefits. “I made up this term called ‘behaviorceuticals,’ instead of pharmaceuticals,…

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