We know that spending time in nature reduces stress, but until now it was unclear how much is enough. New study shows that in terms of efficiently lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol, you should spend 20 to 30 minutes in nature.
Rather than sending misbehaving children straight to the principal's office, a Merrillville elementary school in US is teaching basic meditation techniques.
The architects created a vibrant community where the inmates would be reminded of a life they once left behind, therefore encouraging an eagerness to leave the system and return to society.
A study comparing the well-being of children growing up in single-mother-by-choice and heterosexual two-parent families has found no differences in terms of parent-child relationship or child development.
The study has important implications for the introduction of smoke-free policies, not only in psychiatric hospitals but also in other institutions such as prisons.
According to team of neuroscientists in Portugal and Australia, bacteria in the guts may be chemically communicating with the brain in such a way as to impact dietary choices.
This gesture from the doctors comes as a remarkable and much needed move in a country where female foeticide and torture to mothers delivering girls is rampant. The neglect of female child is the accomplice for firm desire of having a boy child in their family.
Finland will become the first country in the world to get rid of all school subjects. Schools will now have to teach events and phenomena to approach different subjects. Finland hopes to bring out the full potential of their students.
A shortage of incubators and a hunch about marsupials inspired a Colombian doctor to try something radical to save premature babies’ lives. Some believe constant skin-to-skin contact with parents is not only cheaper than hi-tech neonatal care—it may be better.
Older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely, new research shows.
Eco-citizens adopt a philosophical approach to life. It’s holistic. Eco-citizens see themselves as small cogs in a large interwoven ecological system. They care for sustainability and biodiversity and, yet, understand that the industrial world has already used much of the planet’s ecological capital.
Holistic consumerism is one of the major shifts that have been noted in the health and wellness category. Aside from simple exercise and nutrition, mental health is also thrown into the mix, which accounts for positivity, mindfulness, relaxation and self-care.