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Greenery Makes Us Happy!
Many of us have known from experience for a long time that spending time outdoors improves our moods and reduces stress. Constant stress is a killer in the modern world, so science and medicine tirelessly seek to reduce the effects of this dangerous phenomenon. Let us (lettuce?) turn to science to find some empirical evidence. A study published in The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health focused on the sympathetic (associated with fight-or-flight response) and parasympathetic (the counter that provides physiological calm) nervous systems and reactions to photos of the humble outdoors. The photo above is taken from the...