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Daily Nature Walk May Be Key To Happiness, Study Finds

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Nov 06, 2017 … KELOWNA, British Columbia — Stopping to smell the roses every day might just be the best kind of free therapy around. Even the shortest of nature breaks can do wonders for your happiness and overall well-being, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada recruited 395 individuals to participate in a…

Living Near A Major Road Linked To A Host Of Neurological Disorders

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Jan 31, 2020 … VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Numerous studies have found an association between living close to nature and improved mental health. Now, on the opposite end of the spectrum, a recent set of research conducted at the University of British Columbia finds that living near major roads or highways can raise one’s risk of developing various neurological disorders…

Breast Cancer Risk Lower For Women Living Near Urban Green Spaces

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Jan 19, 2019 … BARCELONA — Many studies tout the benefits of living near city parks and foliage-filled areas, and now research shows it can be especially beneficial to women. A study by Spanish researchers found that the risk of developing breast cancer in women was lower for those who lived closer to urban green spaces than others. Researchers…

Living near green spaces linked to lower rate of smoking, better odds of quitting

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Nov 03, 2020 … PLYMOUTH, United Kingdom — Walk along any busy city center and you’ll likely see some cigarette smokers along the way. City life and cigarette use tend to go hand in hand. This is perhaps one reason why a new study finds living near green spaces can lower rates of smoking and produce better odds of…

Living Near Forest Lowers Stress Levels, Esp. For City Dwellers, Study Finds

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Oct 23, 2017 … BERLIN — Linking city living and mental health issues through brain imaging, a new study also finds evidence that residing in a metropolitan area that’s not too far from a forest can help combat the problem. The recent research, out of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, was conducted in an effort to better…

The Closer You Live To Nature The Happier You’ll Be, Study Finds

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Aug 31, 2019 … LONDON — If you’re on the lookout for a new apartment or home in a big city, try and find a place near a park or nature reserve. According to a new study, living within walking distance to an urban green space is associated with improved feelings of happiness, self-worth, and overall life satisfaction. Researchers…

Stressed In The City? Reclaim Your Mental Wellbeing On A Park Bench

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Feb 28, 2018 … LONDON — Living in a big city can feel extra crowded during times of stress. Now a new study finds that heading to the nearest park, sitting on a bench, listening to the birds, and taking in the nature’s offerings can help perk a city-dweller up when feeling down. Researchers at King’s College London developed…

Children Who Live Near Green Spaces Have Stronger Attention Spans, Study Finds

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Oct 26, 2017 … BARCELONA — Being surrounded by foliage or green spaces might help boost a child’s ability to concentrate, a new study finds. Researchers at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain evaluated 1,500 children over the course of a decade, hoping to determine how proximity to nearby “greenness” affected an adolescent’s attention span at different…

Students More Focused, Less Disruptive After Class Held Outdoors, Study Finds

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Jan 17, 2018 … CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The next time a teacher nixes a student’s request to go outside, the student might just have an argument that stands to benefit the class and the teacher. A recent study found that students who went outside for a school lesson were more attentive and focused when they returned to normal studies…

More older adults prefer ‘living apart together,’ study shows

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Nov 17, 2020 … COLUMBIA, Mo. — Perhaps love and marriage don’t go together like a horse and carriage after all. A new study finds that older Americans looking for love are latching onto a new trend that tempers the demands of a committed relationship, a phenomenon known as “Living Apart Together,” or “LAT.” Spurred by a divorce rate…

Parks Are Nice, But Natural Outdoor Settings Will Make You Happiest, Study Finds

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Mar 22, 2018 … GUILDFORD, England — If you want to truly relax, you might have to travel a little farther than your neighborhood park. Splashing your toes in the surf, strolling down a country lane or visiting a national park is more likely to bring about blissful feelings that last. Researchers from several British universities discovered that while…

Live near the water? Seagulls know where and when to steal your food

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Nov 27, 2020 … BRISTOL, United Kingdom — If you’ve ever been to a beach, you’ve probably seen a flock of seagulls descending on someone’s tasty lunch or begging for scraps on the boardwalk. While it may seem like a coincidence — you’re there and that’s where the birds live — a study finds these crafty gulls might actually be…

Study: Great Tits Prefer Nesting Near Birds With Similar Personalities

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May 12, 2017 … OXFORD, England — Birds choose like-minded nest neighbors in the woods very similarly to how humans would go about choosing a compatible personality type for a roommate, a new study on wild great tits finds. Researchers at Oxford University analyzed the social network structure of wild great tits (Parus major) over six breeding seasons and discovered that the…

Extraordinary New Species Of Worm With Three Sexes Discovered In California Lake

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Oct 03, 2019 … PASADENA, Calif. — Mono Lake, found in California’s Eastern Sierras, is an extremely hard place to call home. The lake is three times as salty as the ocean and is largely uninhabitable. In fact, only two species, brine shrimp and diving flies, were known to live in the lake — that is, up until now. Scientists…

Nearly Quarter Of Undocumented Immigrants Have Mental Disorder, Study Finds

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Nov 01, 2017 … HOUSTON — Undocumented Mexican immigrants living near the California-Mexico border experience increased rates of clinical depression and anxiety, a new study finds. Researchers at Rice University examined the incidence of mental illnesses and substance abuse among 250 individuals within this stressed population, finding that 23 percent met the DSM’s criteria for having a mental disorder.…

Prehistoric ‘Wonderchicken’ Fossil Unveils The Origins Of Modern Birds

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Mar 23, 2020 … CAMBRIDGE, England — The oldest known fossil of a modern bird has been discovered by a team of paleontologists, and it is believed to date all the way back to the time of dinosaurs. The fossil, nicknamed the “wonderchicken,” is in quite good shape considering its age and features a nearly complete skull. It was found…

How The Neighborhood You Live In May Be Affecting Your Health

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Apr 08, 2017 … TUCSON, Ariz. — The type of neighborhood you live in might play a significant role in your mental health, level of physical activity, and your perceived level of safety, a new study finds. Adriana Zuniga-Teran, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Arizona and an architect by training, sought to examine how four different styles of…

Urbanization May Be Enhancing Mosquitoes’ Taste For Human Blood

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Jul 28, 2020 … PRINCETON, N.J. – Some mosquitoes like to bite humans. Others like to bite animals. So what drives these pests to pick one or the other? According to a new study by Princeton University, urbanization may play a role in mosquitoes choosing to bite humans over animals. Over 3,000 mosquito species exist around the world, but…

‘Blue spaces’ cure the blues: Study shows walking along beach improves mood, well-being

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Jul 08, 2020 … BARCELONA — Picture a favorite fantasy place or getaway spot. Does your mind drift to a shoreline? If so, you already know something about the benefits of “blue spaces.” We hear a lot about spending time in green spaces, but a new study shows that going blue also brings uplift during hard times. Researchers with…

Oscar-Bound Or Bust? Mathematicians’ Model Predicts Actors’ Success In Hollywood

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Jun 10, 2019 … LONDON — Will your favorite new actor be a one-hit wonder or enjoy a long, prosperous career? It’s anyone’s guess, but mathematicians at the Queen Mary University of London say they’ve found a way to determine if a film star’s career has peaked or only just beginning to take off. By mapping the career arcs…

Study: Stress From Work, Finances Greatly Increases Risk Of Heart Attack

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Nov 15, 2017 … JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — People with high financial stress are 13 times more likely to suffer a heart attack, while the odds are nearly six times greater for people dealing with work frustrations, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa recruited 212 participants, half of whom had suffered from…