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Exposing Children To Nature, Scenery And Green Spaces Improves Their Cognitive Abilites, Study Finds

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Children exposed to more green spaces and natural scenery as they growing up have better attention and improved memory skills, according to a new study. More than 2,500 10-year-old children each took four cognitive tests and researchers used satellite imagery to measure the amount of green space, parks, trees and plants near their house and ...
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Employees Spend 29 Days Per Year Working Additional Hours On Average, Which Cancels Out Annual Leave

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If you’re in the habit of clearing your emails outside of office hours you could be effectively cancelling out your annual leave. A new survey has found that the majority of managers (77%) work for at least an additional hour each day. Over the course of the year, this adds up to a whopping 29 ...
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Best Cities To Live In Around The World Revealed

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A global survey has revealed the most liveable cities in the world and no UK cities featured in the top five. *Sighs* The Global Liveability Ranking (2015) looks at the “liveability” of 140 cities across the globe. It’s compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, which gives cities a rank out of 100 for areas such ...
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‘Open Up’: People Confess Deepest Secrets To Loved Ones In Powerful Film People With A ‘Secret IIlness’ Are Sharing Their Innermost Thoughts Online

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“The biggest casualty of humanity is the lack of communication, it’s the thing that breaks most relationships. It just feels so much better to talk and get it out.” This is the message of ‘Open Up’, a heartfelt new film that explores how, by opening up and embracing our vulnerabilities, we can strengthen our relationships with ...
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Mindfulness Therapy ‘As Effective’ As Anti-Depressants At Preventing Recurring Depression, Study Finds

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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may be as effective as anti-depressants in preventing the recurrence of depression, a new study suggests. The increasingly popular practice of mindfulness is based on the idea of focussing your awareness on the present moment, then acknowledging and accepting your feelings. For the purpose of the study, the researchers, from the ...
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Can’t Beat Those January Blues? Take A Leaf Out Of ‘The Martian’s Book…

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Got a dose of the January Blues? Not helped by the short days, the cold nights, an empty post-festive purse and holidays months away in the distance? What is the answer? It turns out that Mark Watney, Matt Damon’s Golden Globe-winning character marooned on Mars in Ridley Scott’s blockbusting hit ‘The Martian’ is onto something, ...
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WISE WORDS: Javier Bardem On How The Pursuit Of Happiness Can Drive You Crazy

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For the latest in our WISE WORDS interview series – where stars from a whole range of fields share the important life lessons they’ve learned along the way – we’re posing some of the big questions to Javier Bardem.  Here, the ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona’ star, who is currently an ambassador for the Chivas Regal Win the ...
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Kate Winslet Urges Parents To Take iPads ‘Out Of Children’s Hands’ After Admitting Busy Parents Are ‘Losing Control’

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Kate Winslet thinks parents are “losing control” of their kids to social media and has urged them to take iPads “out of their children’s hands”. The 40-year-old actor, who admitted her kids do not use social media in the house, said parents need to encourage kids to play games away from a touch screen. “Don’t ...
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