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Nature Health Benefits

Exposure To Nature May Reduce Crime, Strengthen Communities

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.01.2015 | Science

As urbanization, population growth and the rampant destruction of the natural world increase, human beings have become more and more isolated from nat...

Time In Nature Helps Curb Impulsivity And Boost Self-Control

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Spending time in nature -- aside from being one of life's greatest simple pleasures -- comes with a whole host of mental health benefits, from lower s...

How City Living May Be Harming Your Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.20.2015 | Science

City life can take a serious toll on your mental health. Research has shown that urban dwellers are more likely to suffer from chronic stress and ment...

How Green Spaces In Schools Can Optimize Students' Learning And Productivity

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.19.2015 | Science

Children today spend less time outdoors than ever before -- and it may be detrimental not only to their physical health, but also to their cognitive d...

Nature Is Good Medicine For Stress And Depression

New York Daily News | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living

If you're struggling with stress, anxiety, or worry, get back to nature, advise British health experts. The mental health charity Mind just released a...

MORE TREES PLEASE: Another Link Between Nature And Our Health

Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living

"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues," Dr. Seuss's the Lorax said. And perhaps we should all be...

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 Best Way To Appreciate Life Is To Get Away From It' (VIDEO)

Posted 08.15.2012 | Teen

Taking their cues from Henry David Thoreau's trascendentalist classic book Walden, a group of North Carolina teenagers has made a ritual of escaping i...