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‘Forest bathing’ improves mood and positivity, decreases anxiety

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Oct 09, 2021 … YORK, United Kingdom — Feeling blue? New research suggests adding some more greenery to your life. Scientists at the University of York say that consistently engaging in more “nature-based activities” can improve mental health among adults – even those already struggling with a pre-existing mental health condition. A “nature-based activity” is pretty much anything that gets…

Parental income impacts children’s health well into adulthood

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Sep 28, 2021 … URBANA, Ill. — Children born to low-income families are more likely to grow up to be obese and develop obesity-related diseases in adulthood, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Illinois add that their findings are particularly true among “permanent” low-income families. “There has been a lot of research connecting parents’ socioeconomic status…

Variety isn’t the spice of pandemic life? Average person hasn’t tried anything new in 2 months

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Sep 07, 2021 … NEW YORK — The last year and a half has sparked a major desire for Americans to spice up their lives with some variety. A survey of 2,000 people finds six in 10 have felt the urge to try something outside their comfort zone during the pandemic. That may be because the average person hasn’t tried…

Drinking 8 glasses of water a day may be key to healthy heart for decades

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Aug 24, 2021 … SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France — Drinking eight glasses of water a day is an age-old recommendation which doctors say keeps your entire body healthy. Now, a new study reveals getting enough water not only prevents dehydration, but may also keep your heart from failing decades later. “Our study suggests that maintaining good hydration can prevent or at…

Assigned school seats promote unlikely friendships

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Aug 16, 2021 … LEIPZIG, Germany — Assigned classroom seats are one of those childhood memories many students have. While many kids probably think pesky seating charts just keep them from sitting with their friends, a new study finds assigning seats helps children build unlikely friendships between seemingly dissimilar classmates. Conducted in Hungary, the research reports that students assigned to…

Teen sleep deprivation quickly leads to lethargy, anger, and depression

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Jul 08, 2021 … ADELAIDE, Australia — New research by scientists at Flinders University is ringing the alarm bell when it comes to teenage sleep habits. Study authors say sleep deprivation quickly results in energy loss, impaired functioning, anger, and depression among teens. There’s no shortage of reasons why a teen may find themselves up all night these days, with…

Husbands who don’t help out with household chores more likely to have higher incomes

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Jun 11, 2021 … NOTRE DAME, Ind. — It pays to be selfish, at least for husbands. Those are the findings, in a nutshell, of a new study just released by University of Notre Dame researchers. Virtually guaranteed to raise eyebrows and incite debate in homes across the country, the research concludes “disagreeable” married men who avoid pitching in at…

Tech-savvy seniors: 1 in 3 older folks now prefer sending texts, emoji, GIFs over phone calls

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Jun 10, 2021 … NEW YORK — Move over kids, grandma and grandpa are ready to enter the smartphone conversation. A new study finds Americans over 65 have finally mastered the art of the text. In fact, one in three now prefer texting to phone calls. For today’s seniors, figuring out texting and social media has given them quite a…