Why Nature Is Great For The Brain + How To Reap Its Mental Benefits, From A Neuroscientist

Why Nature Is Great For The Brain + How To Reap Its Mental Benefits, From A Neuroscientist

It’s not hard to convince most people that spending time in nature is good for them. Stepping outside after a long day and feeling your shoulders drop, your mind relax, and your breath steady is proof enough.

But just in case you need some extra persuading, there’s now scientific reason to believe that nature exposure has a significant impact on blood pressure, cortisol levels, and more. And on a recent episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, neuroscientist and author of Biohack Your Brain Kristen Willeumier, Ph.D., shared yet another reason to embrace Mama Earth: Her frequency might support brain health…

Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency review – how energy shaped the way we built the world

Consider the Georgian terrace, now a widely admired model of traditional city-building. Its most important material was not those of which it was ostensibly made, but coal: coal fired the kilns that made the bricks and the lime for the mortar; it helped make the glass for the large windows; it smelted and melted the iron for the railings and nails.

With agriculture and surplus came hierarchic societies

It was burned in the fireplaces whose serried chimneys rose above the roofline, and was stored in the coal holes beneath the pavement, which were studded with the circular metal plates through which the fuel was poured…

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