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The Dead Sea
Stress melts away once you're floating in the Dead Sea
Photo: Gilad Benari
At 1,360 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth. Its water is about ten times saltier than the ocean's, giving it a buoyancy that makes it possible to float (and with water that salty, you wouldn't want to swim in it!). The mineral-rich waters, also with abundant chloride salts of magnesium, potassium and others, can be very beneficial for those with skin problems. And yes, you really do float in it!