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Choose Cool Paint Living Room Embodiment | Pulevenner

Choose Cool Paint Living Room Embodiment | Pulevenner | Nature Research | Scoop.it
To Choose Cool Paint For Your Living Room Sometimes The Embodiment Of. Living Room on Drama To A Dining Room With Diverse Chair Styles Paint And Fabric Drama To A Dining Room With Diverse Chair Styles Paint ...
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Kids with autism benefit from outdoor classroom - Toronto Star

Kids with autism benefit from outdoor classroom - Toronto Star | Nature Research | Scoop.it
Kids with autism benefit from outdoor classroom
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The Blaydon outdoor classroom is part of a growing movement in Canada to get young students outside to connect with nature.
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New Forest House by PAD Studio

New Forest House by PAD Studio | Nature Research | Scoop.it

British architects and interior designers PAD Studio have designed the New Forest Park House, a contemporary and eco-friendly home located in the south of England.

 

According to the architects: “The dwelling is set within an 18.5 acre plot, located adjacent to ancient woodland and heath, within the New Forest National Park. The massing, form and orientation of the new building has been carefully conceived to minimise the impact on the site and its surroundings. The main dwelling and annexe building both have low rise green roofs. The buildings are orientated to maximise solar gain, using ground source heat pump technology and a log boiler for heating and hot water requirements."

The design also incorporates rain water harvesting, grey water recycling and a natural swimming pond to further increase biodiversity within the site. The materials used throughout are sustainable, durable and in harmony with the site and its surroundings.


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Very Cool ECO house
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Stressed at work? Add a daily dose of green

Stressed at work? Add a daily dose of green | Nature Research | Scoop.it
Does regular time in nature make you calmer? More alert? Happier? Let's all get into the nature habit. It can make our lives better.

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nancercize's curator insight, June 6, 2013 10:27 PM

So simple, yet so overlooked. Before you reach for that pill (or docs for that prescription pad), why not consider a dose of vitamin N?

FunMeFit's curator insight, June 7, 2013 4:47 AM

Definitely what I was talking about in my new blog on FunMeFit http://www.funmefit.com/category/news/! @GreenGymDay why we should all enjoy it on Sunday in the park!

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Using Your Phone to Connect with Urban Nature

Using Your Phone to Connect with Urban Nature | Nature Research | Scoop.it
A pair of professors at the University of Rochester aim to change our perception of urban nature and help us better understand the evolution of our cities with a new smart phone app called Indeterminate Hikes (IH+).

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nancercize's curator insight, March 27, 2013 12:11 PM

Hmmm.... interesting.  But in watching the video I kept wanting to prompt them to do dome pushups on the benches along the way.

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Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth's Surface Electrons

Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth's Surface Electrons | Nature Research | Scoop.it

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nancercize's curator insight, April 1, 2013 10:46 AM

Here's the scientific paper on why we should consider walking barefoot outdoors.

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Did you take your nature pill?

Did you take your nature pill? | Nature Research | Scoop.it
What's your preferred view--the ocean, a hardwood forest, a pond, or trickling creek? Chances are it's the landscape where you grew up!

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nancercize's curator insight, April 24, 2013 11:53 AM

Get out there and help stamp out Nature Deficit Disorder.

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Green spaces 'boost city wellbeing'

Green spaces 'boost city wellbeing' | Nature Research | Scoop.it
Living in a greener area in an urban setting has a significant positive effect on wellbeing, say researchers from the University of Exeter.

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nancercize's curator insight, April 25, 2013 9:38 PM

"While the effect for an individual might be small ...  the potential positive effects of green space for society at large might be substantial." 

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Wild Thing — Re-connecting kids with nature

Ideas, inspiration and activities to re-connect kids with nature.

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nancercize's curator insight, May 16, 2013 10:33 PM

I just took the pledge. Won't you, too?

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Nature-Deficit Disorder

Nature-Deficit Disorder | Nature Research | Scoop.it
The cure for much of what ails us is just outside the window.

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nancercize's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:55 PM

Do you have nature-deficit disorder? Um, yeah!

 “The average young American now spends practically every minute — except for the time in school – using a smartphone, computer, television or electronic device,”

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Small Miracles: Can We Make Every Day a Green Gym Day? | Nancercize

Small Miracles: Can We Make Every Day a Green Gym Day? | Nancercize | Nature Research | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed how, every once in awhile, two or three things happen in a row that add up to make you go Aha!? Here's how to be part of a little miracle.

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nancercize's curator insight, May 27, 2013 10:16 PM

Turning around the tide of indoor sedentary living may seem impossible, but  nature is full of small miracles of living that add up.

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How nature writing can make us care

How nature writing can make us care | Nature Research | Scoop.it

Tales of the natural world in three new books enthral and entertain. But is hard-won knowledge more compelling than the confessions of a nature lover?


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The healing effects of forests

The healing effects of forests | Nature Research | Scoop.it
Forests -- and other natural, green settings -- can reduce stress, improve moods, reduce anger and aggressiveness and increase overall happiness.

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"Nature Immersion" class on hike to Stinson

Table Rock, Matt Davis Trail, #usfca "Nature Immersion" class on hike to Stinson #nofilter

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Urban Jungle

Urban Jungle | Nature Research | Scoop.it
Throughout there is a blending of natural and man-made materials and motifs that helps integrate the wilderness elements into their alien new home. Inside the bar an endlessly intermeshed geometric installation repeats as bottle shelves...
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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin N?

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin N? | Nature Research | Scoop.it
Researchers say nature could be the key to big mind-body benefits

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nancercize's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:36 PM

What a breakthrough it will be when our doctors consider nature deficit disorder as a possibility and ask, "how much time are you spending outdoors in nature?"

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Designing cities for better health: If you build it, they will walk - Globe and Mail

Designing cities for better health: If you build it, they will walk - Globe and Mail | Nature Research | Scoop.it
Designing cities for better health: If you build it, they will walk
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Barrie, a small city on the edge of Ontario's Lake Simcoe, might not strike many as a hotbed of urban design trends.
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This column will change your life: nature and nurture

This column will change your life: nature and nurture | Nature Research | Scoop.it
'Even the tiniest kinds of engagement with nature deliver a psychological boost,' says Oliver Burkeman

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nancercize's curator insight, March 29, 2013 1:49 PM

How much easier to get our daily dose if we bring our exercise outdoors and invite our friends, neighbors, and family!

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How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies

How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies | Nature Research | Scoop.it
The research behind an understanding that natural environments refocus our attention, lessening stress and hastening healing

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nancercize's curator insight, April 8, 2013 12:41 PM

What more is there to say? The evidence is pretty overwhelming that we need to get out, and boy, do we love it once we experience nature.

FunMeFit's curator insight, April 9, 2013 6:20 AM

A great scoop by Nancercize. Getting outdoors is vital to a healthy life!

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A Design Revolution That Could Lift Humanity

A Design Revolution That Could Lift Humanity | Nature Research | Scoop.it
Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design (Island Press).In iconic nature scenes, one shape is ubiquitous: the tree.

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nancercize's curator insight, April 23, 2013 10:22 PM

Again nature saves the day. The shape of a tree has power.

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Stressed at work? Add a daily dose of green

Stressed at work? Add a daily dose of green | Nature Research | Scoop.it
Does regular time in nature make you calmer? More alert? Happier? Let's all get into the nature habit. It can make our lives better.

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nancercize's curator insight, April 28, 2013 9:13 PM

Compelling arguments why it might be a good idea to skip the gym--and skip over to a park instead.

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The Surprising Health Benefits Of Going Barefoot

The Surprising Health Benefits Of Going Barefoot | Nature Research | Scoop.it

Remember the guy in college who went barefoot everywhere? He may have seemed eccentric, but it turns out he was on to something. Walking barefoot, also known as "earthing," ...


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nancercize's curator insight, May 17, 2013 3:51 PM

Hey, let's go barefoot as offten as possible.

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Study: Green Space Means More for Satisfaction Than a Neighborhood's Average Income

Study: Green Space Means More for Satisfaction Than a Neighborhood's Average Income | Nature Research | Scoop.it
How strongly people's mental health and life satisfaction correlated with their proximities to parks and gardens

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nancercize's curator insight, May 24, 2013 9:37 AM

And when you add the mood elevating effects of physical activity and actually spending time in nature... well, sign me up!

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Are children losing touch with nature and does it matter if they are?

Are children losing touch with nature and does it matter if they are? | Nature Research | Scoop.it
Play expert, Bob Hughes, writes about the importance of outdoor play for children with those of their own age It is true that today’s children are not generally as likely to become immersed in, for...

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nancercize's curator insight, May 27, 2013 8:09 PM

Outdoor play is needed for brain development.

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Genetically Engineered Trees and Glowing Synthetic Plants? No Thanks

Genetically Engineered Trees and Glowing Synthetic Plants? No Thanks | Nature Research | Scoop.it
RT @AishaOhakim: What GMOs taught us? Nature is messy and unpredictable... let's not mess with nature http://t.co/YNf7FosOT6 #SayNotoGETrees
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