Time spent in this way was also a predictor for active care for nature in adulthood. These findings support strategies and policies that ensure that young people have access to wild areas, parks, gardens, green neighbourhoods, and naturalised grounds at schools. … [Read more...] about Spending time in nature promotes well-being of children and young adults: Study
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A couple of teenagers have succeeded in throwing me for a loop by turning their cameras off, apparently allowing them to see me, but not I them. Hmm, I wonder, is this in some way a metaphor for the unapproachability of the adolescent male, the walls and barriers they construct, that hints at the myriad challenges of true therapeutic connection? Were they doing this less obviously in our office sessions? Or, were their rooms, like those of most adolescent males, merely disaster areas? I let it pass and instead just hope the connection holds and take comfort that there’s less chance of being blinded as the camera goes to white-out as it careens around a room and hits sight of a window. … [Read more...] about I’m Not Ready for My Closeup!
Plants continue to be studied in an effort to understand their role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions in addition to the relationship of deforestation, reforestation, agricultural practices and the impacts of the urbanization of large cities on climate change and global warming. … [Read more...] about LSU Garden News: From air and food to home and health, plants are essential
Handful of unflavoured nuts A hard-boiled egg Small piece of cheese Slices of smoked salmon Coconut flakes Vegetable crudities with hummus or guacomole Homemade flapjack Canned tuna Homemade crisps DRINKS NEARLY four in five carbonated, sugar-sweetened drinks contain more than six teaspoons of sugar per 330ml serving. Seemingly healthier options, such as flavoured water, elderflower and cloudy lemonade, can contain more sugar than a regular Coke. … [Read more...] about How much sugar is REALLY lurking in your favourite foods – from cereal to crisps