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Cure Your Free-Floating Malaise

Feeling meh and not sure why? Put your head in the clouds—or rather, tilt it back to look at the clouds. Taking a few minutes to marvel at the "evocative, poetic beauty" above you is a powerful, uplifting meditation, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. Quiet your mind by looking for specific types: stratocumulus (low hanging, white to dark gray), cirrus (delicate brushstrokes), Kelvin-Helmholtz (breaking waves) and pileus, which resemble, according to Pretor-Pinney, a "Donald Trump comb-over." He adds, "Clouds invite us to see the exotic in the everyday."