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Photo: Nick Fox (Shutterstock) We’re living at a time when the news cycle moves so quickly, that what would previously have been major stories are swiftly pushed to the side to make room for the next piece of breaking news. (Although between a global pandemic, a new presidential administration, and the upcoming impeachment trial of the former president following that time he incited an insurrection, there genuinely is a lot going on.) Though everyone has their favorite relaxing strategy, some have found that tuning into some “slow TV” can be particularly calming—especially in situations when you’re just looking for something to stick on in the background while you work or read. But if you’re not sure where to find it, you’re going to want to bookmark the Slow TV Map . Here’s what that is and how it works. Slow TV 101 So, what’s “slow TV”? Here’s how Alan Henry described it in a 2016 Lifehacker article : Things like long train rides through the countryside, relaxing views of canal rides, crackling fireplaces, quiet video of people knitting, and so on. They’re all things you can put on in the background while you work, focus, or just relax…The airing of a completely ordinary event from start to finish. According to Recomendo —where we found out about the Slow TV Map —the long-form genre was officially born in 2009, when the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation aired an uninterrupted seven-hour train journey . How to use the map The Slow TV Map […]