January 19, 2014

CITIES WERE A MISTAKE:

Moving to An Area With More Green Space Can Improve Your Mental Health for Years (Joseph Stromberg, JANUARY 16, 2014, Smithsonian)

There's plenty of evidence for the idea that humans thrive when we have frequent exposure to nature--even when it's just a patch of greenery in the midst of a city's concrete jungle.

Studies have found that, after looking at nature scenes, people are kinder and more charitable. They've suggested that children with ADHD have an easier time concentrating when they spend time outdoors. A 2008 study even found that, for office workers, a mere glimpse of green through a window or a live plant on their desk were, on the whole, associated with lower stress levels and higher job satisfaction.
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