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Harnessing The Power Of Nature To Improve Our Cities

Jared Green | Posted 02.10.2017 | Green
Jared Green

People feel happier, healthier, and more social when they engage with nature. Their cognitive abilities go up and stress levels go down. So why is nature so often thought to be found only "out there" in the wilderness, or perhaps suburbia?

Duany: The Promise of Suburbia Has Been Betrayed

Jared Green | Posted 07.28.2016 | Green
Jared Green

"The promise of suburbia -- to live in nature amid the easy flow of cars -- has been betrayed. Sprawl is not sustainable; its growth chokes on itself," argued architect and urban planner Andrés Duany at the Congress for New Urbanism in Detroit.

To Connect with Nature, Live in the City

Jared Green | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Jared Green

"We need density but we also need connections to nature," said University of Virginia professor Timothy Beatley, at an event at the University of the ...

Why does the death of a gorilla hurt us so much?

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 06.06.2016 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Thirty years ago, the killing of a gorilla in a zoo would have barely been noticed except by the people closest to the animal. Today, however, the sho...

In Conversation With Photographer and Social Entrepreneur Marco Vernaschi

Adriana Teresa Letorney | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Adriana Teresa Letorney

Marco is the President and Founder of the BIOPHILIA Foundation, a grassroots, non-profit organization based in Argentina that contributes in shaping a sustainable model of rural development. I had the opportunity to interview Marco about BIOPHILIA, its mission and one photographers' legacy.

Your Wild Life

Katherine Meadowcroft | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Meadowcroft

On a recent evening run, down a winding creek trail near my home, I came upon a fox -- so close I could have grabbed his fluffy tail had he not immedi...

Character and Cognition on Cornfield Creek

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Studies have documented the mind's deep, powerful, evolved attachment to nature, and shown convincingly that even brief exposure to nature can refuel us mentally -- focusing our attention and replenishing the cognitive resources needed for everyday challenges.

The Incredible Visual Artist Behind Bjork and Passion Pit

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.19.2012 | Arts

Scott Snibbe is a New York-based media artist whose innovative vision has taken the art and music worlds to new depths of interactivity. From giant, d...

A New Series Of Video Games, Based On Your Favorite Indie Songs

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home

With Bjork's "Biophilia" app recently turning heads, everyone's talking about how to combine cool new technology with cool new music. Or at least we'r...

WEEKEND: Bjork, Burlesque 30 Rock And The Super Bowl

Posted 02.03.2012 | New York

Bjork: Biophilia Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens (718) 699-0005 When: Friday, 8:30PM Price: $75-$150 Bjork's highly a...

Would You Let Bjork Teach Your Children?

Posted 01.08.2012 | Home

Would you let Bjork teach your kids? Your chance has arrived. Bjork's "Biophilia" show will come to New York for 10 nights, with six performances ...

Stuart and Polly: Is There Anything Else We Can Get You?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

It's wonderful what dogs do for us. But the best part might be what they let us do for them.

Mallika Rao

Bjork's 'Biophilia' Apps Are The First Of Their Kind | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

Bjork's iPad and iPhone applications for her album Biophilia are finally here in full. That Bjork is the first to develop an iPad app for an album is ...

VIDEO: Björk Directs New Video

Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts

With the overwhelming similarity of many of today's songstresses and pop stars, some comfort can be found in the fact that Björk has maintained her e...

Bjork Releases New Track, 'Virus'

Posted 10.08.2011 | Home

Bjork-o-philes, open your ears. The latest track off the Icelandic songstress's next album, Biophilia has arrived. "Virus," which consists of simpl...

Biophilia: The New Plant-Based Way To Stay Healthy

Maureen K. Calamia | Posted 10.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Maureen K. Calamia

We now spend an average of 90 percent of our time living and working in sealed-off, air-tight, toxic, manmade environments.

Bjork Throws Us A Bone With Another Track

Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

The Bjork gods have thrown us another bone with "Cosmogony," the second track to be released off her upcoming album, Biophilia (which is set to releas...

Temporary Trances: An Interview With GIF Artist Rick Silva

Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts

Via Beautiful/Decay. There's no question that GIFs have had a long history on the Internet. We've been accidentally stumbling upon them for as long a...

Nature's Healing Effects on Your Body & Your Mind

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Edwards

As we head further into summer, take advantage of local forested areas; you may do more than simply stretch you legs and breathe fresh air. A Japanese...

Wanton Predator?

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Gordon

The Obama Administration's abandonment of two vital keystone species to a handful of irresponsible killers makes it hard to choose between appalling and outrageous.