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5 types of climate change deniers, and how to change their minds

Climate change is easily one of humanity's greatest threats, and a mountain of data and evidence support this assertion.Despite the evidence, only 71% of Americans believe that climate change is real and primarily driven by human activities.People can and do change their minds about climate change. Trying to convince people to change their minds is often more about picking the right target than it is providing the right arguments. None Do facts matter? In an objective sense, yes, of course they ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Identity, Climate Change, Iraq, Environment, Earth, Nature, Innovation, Reddit, North Carolina, Carl Sagan, Don, Michael Shermer, Shermer, Tali Sharot

Researchers have identified an area of the dog brain dedicated to processing human faces

If you want to know about the special relationship between human and canine you need only watch a dog owner slavishly feed, cuddle and clean up after her furry companion, day after day after day. But is this unique cross-species relationship also reflected at a deeper level, in the workings of the canine brain? A recent study in Learning and Behavior suggests so, finding that highly trained dogs have a dedicated neural area for processing human faces, separate from the area involved in processin...
Tags: Psychology, Dogs, Animals, Intelligence, Brain, Nature, Innovation, Evolution, Emotions, BPS Research Digest, Auburn University, Andie Thompkins

People who live in neighborhoods with green spaces have less stress, healthier blood vessels and lower risk of heart attack and stroke

People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes. Residential greenness is associated with lower levels of sympathetic activation, reduced oxidative stress, and higher angiogenic capacity. This is independent of age, sex, race, smoking status, neighborhood deprivation, statin use, and roadway exposure.For this study (see the link below), researchers tested for a variety of biomarkers of stress and ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Nature, Reuters, Longevity, Geisinger, Ves Dimov, Danville Pennsylvania, Louisville Kentucky USA, Annemarie Hirsch

Extra-Healthy, Gene-Edited Spicy Tomatoes Are Coming

Scientists in Brazil are working to reconnect tomatoes with their chili pepper relatives (they separated some 19 million years ago, but maintain much of the same DNA) in order to create a super-healthy, spicy fruit. Rather than a food fad, this research and experimentation is occurring in order to have people eat more capsaicinoids, “the molecules that give red peppers their spicy pizzazz, for their health benefits.” …
Tags: Health, Food, Science, Design, Tomatoes, Nature, Brazil, Food Science, Food + Drink, Linkaboutit

The very best of 2018! 10 videos to get smarter, faster

365 days, 365 videos — it's been another huge year for big ideas.We've tallied up the 10 most popular, as chosen by you, plus the most controversial and most talked about videos of 2018. Enjoy! Jordan Peterson: The fatal flaw in leftist American politics Superhumans: The remarkable brain waves of high-level meditators Why Michio Kaku wants to avoid alien contact at all costs Bored out of your mind at work? Your brain is trying to tell you something. ...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Parenting, Navy, Animals, Race, Mindfulness, Brain, Nature, Innovation, Mind, Humanity, Trump, Pablo Escobar, Michio Kaku, Jordan Peterson

The one easy trick that will sharpen your decision-making

Every month, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Executive Education and Wharton's Center for Leadership and Change Management come together to release a "nano tool" that hones in on small changes you can make to improve your performance and leadership abilities. Their September suggestion highlights the positive impact — and widespread usage amongst successful people — of walking while making difficult decisions or thinking through complex problems.Walking has a long history as a regular h...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Happiness, Research, Meditation, Mindfulness, Creativity, Nature, Innovation, Philosophy, Charles Dickens, University of Pennsylvania, Mind, Stanford University, Aristotle, Elizabeth

Psychology Around the Net: October 20, 2018

This week’s Psychology Around the Net brings you the latest on picture books and children’s mental health, why it’s important to maintain friendships when you’re in a romantic relationship, the mental health benefits of commuting in a natural environment, and more. Can Picture Books Meet the Crisis in Children’s Mental Health? Author Matt Haig is hopeful his first illustrated story, The Truth Pixie, will encourage children to talk about their mental health. As the name suggests, the book focu...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Family, Celebrities, Parenting, Relationships, Friends, Research, Kanye West, Nature, Urban Planning, Commuting, Friendships, Stigma, Children And Teens, Money And Financial

Underground Skunk Spray and Its Aftermath

If your dog is hit by skunk spray underground you may be in very serious trouble! Get your dog out of the ground as fast as possible. If the dog is not breathing when you get it out of the ground, do mouth-to-snout CPR as explained here .Even if your dog recovers, he or she may still end up having issues. The reason for this is that skunk spray explodes red blood cells, and can cause serious persistent anemia in your dog.Skunk toxic shock seems, in part, to be genetic, with certain lines more s...
Tags: Health, Pets, Time, Hydrogen Peroxide, Nature, Baking Soda, PBurns, Skunk, Acetycistein, Tixair Acetycistein

Fall Reading for Children of All Ages

Eight beautiful books on friendship, identity and the world around us Earlier this year we became smitten with the messages, meaning and heart of “Lulu is a Rhinoceros,” a powerful book for children by Jason and Allison Flom. Pets, the quest for identity, friendship and the value of animals in our lives all make for important themes—worth instilling in youth and revisiting time and time …
Tags: Psychology, Books, Science, Design, Education, Children, Reading, Nature, Culture, Lulu, Picture books, Jason, Reading Lists, Kids Books, Allison Flom, Story Books

Podcast: Using Nature to Improve Mental Health

 We often hear about the healing qualities of nature. We’re told that connecting with nature is important, especially in this age where many people are tech connected during all waking hours. Sebastian Slovin believes this. In fact, he believes it so strongly that he became a developmental coach, now working with people to help them develop a stronger connection to nature, improve their well-being, and generally improve their lives. Listen in as he shares his story of why he chose this dir...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Suicide, Nature, Grief And Loss, Vincent, Mental Health And Wellness, Gabe Howard, Sebastian, Gabe, San Diego State University, La Jolla California, Sebastian Slovin, University of San Diego He, The Psych Central Show

Link About It: This Week's Picks: Peach-scented records, LSD for anxiety, windowless planes, gems falling from the sky and more

1. Psychedelics Could Repair Brain Cells "Shriveled" by Depression University of California researchers have observed that psychedelics like LSD and MDMA can rewire the brain—and trigger the growth of new branches between cells—long after the...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Art, Science, Design, Drugs, Planes, Tech, Nature, Records, Hawaii, Nsfw, Exhibitions, Album, Wellbeing, Limitededition

The Illustrated Medicinal Plant Map of the United States of America (1932): Download It in High Resolution

Two years ago, we highlighted collector David Rumsey’s huge map archive, which he donated to Stanford University in April, 2016 and which now resides at Stanford’s David Rumsey Map Center. The opening of this physical collection was a pretty big deal, but the digital collection has been on the web, in some part, and available to the online public since 1996. Twenty years ago, however, though the internet was decidedly becoming an everyday feature of modern life, it was difficult for the average...
Tags: Health, Google, Maps, College, Kentucky, Stanford, Chemistry, Nature, United States, Peru, Nevada, North America, Stanford University, Bolivia, United States of America, Facebook Twitter

Link About It: This Week's Picks: Nokia's banana phone, exploding stars, the world's oldest tattoos and more in our look around the web

1. Amateur Astronomer Photographs Exploding Star An Argentinian amateur astronomer was simply testing out his new 16-inch telescope by taking a bunch of short-exposure photographs when he managed to snap an image believed to be one in 10 million...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Health, Photography, Fashion, Space, Science, Design, Animals, Nokia, Tech, Sport, Stars, Nature, Tattoos, Phones, Baseball, Apparel

How the Japanese Practice of “Forest Bathing”—Or Just Hanging Out in the Woods—Can Lower Stress Levels and Fight Disease

When the U.S. media began reporting on the phenomenon of “forest bathing” as a therapy for mental and physical health, the online commentariat—as it will—mocked the concept relentlessly as yet another pretentious, bourgeois repackaging of something thoroughly mundane. Didn’t we just used to call it “going outside”? Well, yes, if all “forest bathing” means is “going outside,” then it does sound like a grandiose and unnecessary phrase. The term, however, is not an American marketing invent...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, Japan, College, Stanford, Nature, Tokyo, John Muir, Npr, The Washington Post, Clifford, Sierra Club, Buddhist, Facebook Twitter, Henry David Thoreau

Watch “The “Art of Flying,” a Short Film Capturing the Wondrous Murmurations of the Common Starling

In the tradition of Andrew Sullivan's Dish, we start the week--before it even gets a bit hectic--with a Mental Health break. Above, watch The Art of Flying, Jan van Ijken's short film that captures the mysterious flights--or murmurations--of the Common Starling. A blurb accompanying the film adds a bit more context: It is still unknown how the thousands of birds are able to fly in such dense swarms without colliding. Every night the starlings gather at dusk to perform their stunning air sho...
Tags: Google, College, Mental Health, Nature, Netherlands, Facebook Twitter, Facebook and Twitter, Andrew Sullivan, Jan Van Ijken, Ijken, Common Starling

Boost Your Creativity This Weekend With This

For many people, weekends present a chance to take a break from the rigors of work, relax and rejuvenate. A recent study suggests that spending that break in a specific way may result in a few positive side effects that will boost your performance when you resume your daily routine; namely, better creativity, insight, and ...
Tags: Psychology, Outdoors, Creativity, Nature, Innovation, Unplugging

Light Pollution Is Getting Worse Every Year. That’s Bad For Your Health

Bright lights affect everything from plants and birds to our sleep quality
Tags: Health, Science, News, Environment, Uncategorized, Light, Nasa, Nature, Noaa, Illumination, Onetime, Sprawl

The Psychology of Natural Colors for Presentation Design

Colors in presentation design carry psychological implications. Choice of color tones and pallets can impact the way your message is received by your audience. If you are learning towards natural colors for your presentation design, there are subliminal messages that you need to be aware of for your audience. Cognitive Effects Nature has a natural way of drawing our attention. The Atlantic reports that nature helps us be more relaxed, focused and content. The article cites a psychological stu...
Tags: Psychology, Design, Nature, Atlantic, Presentation, Speaking, William James, Adam Alter, Natural Colors

Study identifies novel molecular interactions that explain cognitive defects in Parkinson's disease

A study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, from Nature publishing group, describes the identification of a novel molecular pathway that can constitute a therapeutic target for cognitive defects in Parkinson's disease.
Tags: Health, Nature

Predators in the scientific world plaguing research work finds major investigation

According to new research that looks at the research world itself, there is a huge percentage of journals that are publishing thousands of research papers of little value and poor quality. The results from this investigation were published yesterday, 7th September 2017 in the journal Nature in a study entitled, “Stop this waste of people, animals and money”.
Tags: Health, Nature

Link About It: This Week's Picks: Art made from garbage, a Star Wars hotel, Japan's cute drone and more in our look around the web

1. Mobile Architecture's New Radical Homes There's more to mobile housing units than the trailer category. As design writer Rebecca Roke notes in her new book "Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move" (published by Phaidon), everything from floating...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Space, Japan, Science, Design, Environment, Tech, History, Nature, Architecture, Drones, Homes, Dinosaurs, Building, Link-about-it

New York Man Dies From ‘Exceedingly Rare’ Tick Virus Transmitted Within Minutes

The Powassin virus can be transmitted by a tick in as few as 10 to 15 minutes
Tags: Health, New York, News, Environment, Uncategorized, Nature, Disease, U.S, Onetime

How to Fit Nature into Everyday Life When You Live in a City

If you’ve ever taken a walk to de-stress, you know the powerful effect getting outside can have on making you feel refreshed mentally, emotionally, and physically. But if you live in a busy city, finding nature to help you recharge can be a challenge.Read more...
Tags: Health, Outdoors, Cities, Nature, Exercise, life-hacks


Nature fights back. Just outside of Manhattan, with its billionaires and trendy chic eateries, the forest – cut back centuries ago – has regrown. The green undergrowth is thick with berries and littered with acorns that feed squirrels and mice that are laden with the ticks that harbor the bacteria that causes Lyme disease in humans. A plague of mice occurred in the summer of 2016. Infectious disease experts predict a major increase in Lyme infection in 2017 and 2018. Infection from Lyme disea...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, Maryland, California, France, China, Articles, Nature, Poland, Wisconsin, Manhattan, World Health Organization, Fda, East Coast, EIA

You Spend 5 Percent of Your Day Outside. Try Making It More

At a time when more than half of all humans live in cities, the influence of the natural world is at a low ebb, while our understanding of it keeps growing. The post You Spend 5 Percent of Your Day Outside. Try Making It More appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Psychology, Science, Public Health, Nature, Climate Desk, Ecology

5 Images That Will Instantly Make You Feel Calm

Take a minute to scroll through; your brain will thank you.
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Green, Mental Health, Nature, Ocean, Blue, Mental Health/Psychology, Fractals, Calm, Seashells

Heed the Call: De-Stress with Nature

“Study nature. Love nature. Stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright Let’s skip the small talk: the holidays are stressful. Introducing added travel, expenses, social engagements and family interactions to an already busy schedule can not only be daunting, but can cause substantial levels of anxiety. But there is good news: now that we’ve faced the hard, bitter truth, we can relieve ourselves of it. The first step in reducing stress is self-awareness and confronting...
Tags: Shopping, Holiday, Mental Health, Nature, Beauty, Miyazaki, Stanford University, Frank Lloyd Wright, How To Be Healthy, De-stress, Joanna, Chiba University, Combat Stress, Reduce Anxiety

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