Waiting for a bus in Sweden can actually make you happier
Sitting at a bus stop, waiting for the bus to come, is the worst. Especially in the winter. It’s cold, it’s windy, it’s snowy, and it seems like the bus will never ever come. Now, imagine how much worse that wait would be if you’re living in a place where, in the winter, the sun only shines for four hours a day.
But in one Swedish town, a local company has hit upon a simple way to make waiting for the bus not-terrible. They’ve replaced billboards in bus stops with light therapy panels, Fast Company notes.
So instead of waiting in the dark, commuters can bathe in happiness-making light. And if the bus is running late, so much the better: 30 minutes of exposure is the daily minimum dose for light therapy to work. It’s almost like summer! (Almost.)