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Mental health could be the next casualty of global warming – The Japan Times

One evening in July, Stephanie Felts was lying in bed trying to process simultaneous climate disasters all over the world. From a crushing Canadian heatwave to U.S. wildfires and flooding in China, the drumbeat triggered memories of a close call…

Potty-training cows to curb climate change: 3 stories you may have missed – Conservation International

Editor’s note: News about conservation and the environment is made every day, but some of it can fly under the radar. In a recurring feature, Conservation News shares three stories from the past week that you should know about. The…

Mental health could be a casualty of global warming – York Dispatch

One evening in July, Stephanie Felts was lying in bed trying to process simultaneous climate disasters all over the world. From a crushing Canadian heatwave to U.S. wildfires and China floods, the drumbeat triggered memories of a close call her…

Narrative Stimuli Like Stories or Music Synchronize the Heart Beats of Those Listening into a Single Rhythm

Way back in the mists of time, before Guttenberg’s printing press, before the Chinese invented parchment paper, before clay tablets and papyrus, humans passed information along through stories. It turns out those thousands of years of storytelling tradition may have actually altered our very biology, as a new paper published in Cell reveals that narrative […]

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More Europeans are taking climate change seriously. In the U.S., not so much. – NBC News

Intense concern about climate change is increasing among people in several major economies, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center that found that 72 percent of those polled were worried climate change will harm them personally…

Americans’ views on global warming haven’t changed. They’re an outlier, survey shows. – Yahoo News

Intense concern about climate change is increasing among people in several major economies, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center that found that 72 percent of those polled were worried climate change will harm them personally…

WaPo Worried About ‘Climate Despair’ That It’s Been Peddling For Years

A story in The Washington Post (WaPo), titled Why we shouldn’t give in to climate despair, says some people are so upset over climate change they are suffering mental health issues labeled “climate despair.” The article itself heaps on climate-change…

Science-Backed Tips for Maximizing Play Time With Kids

Years of cognitive development research have uncovered a wealth of knowledge about what children need to grow, thrive, and learn—but it’s also important to translate those insights into real-world applications. A new paper led by Penn State graduate Brenna Hassinger-Das, now an assistant professor of psychology at Pace University-NYC, and Jennifer Zosh, professor of human […]

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How Meditation Can Help You Make Fewer Mistakes

If you are forgetful or make mistakes when in a hurry, a new study from Michigan State University—the largest of its kind to-date—found that meditation could help you to become less error prone. The research tested how open monitoring meditation—or, meditation that focuses awareness on feelings, thoughts or sensations as they unfold in one’s mind […]

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