What a day at the beach does to your brain | NBC News

Science says the surf and sand does the mind and body good. Here’s how to reap the benefits of a day at the beach.

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Forest Bathing Melds Nature With Mindfulness To Improve Health : Shots – Health News : NPR

  Clare Kelley practices "forest bathing" along the edge of an urban forest on Roosevelt Island, in the middle of the Potomac River. In contrast to hiking, forest bathing is less directed, melding mindfulness and nature immersion to improve health. Allison Aubrey/NPR
Clare Kelley practices “forest bathing” along the edge of an urban forest on Roosevelt Island, in the middle of the Potomac River. In contrast to hiking, forest bathing is less directed, melding mindfulness and nature immersion to improve health. Allison Aubrey/NPR

If hiking is about a destination, forest bathing is about an immersion of the senses into the natural world. It’s a wellness trend, and studies suggest several health benefits.

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Michael Bierut: How to design a library that makes kids want to read | TED Talk | TED.com

Haleakala National Park — The Greatest American Road Trip

A year-long adventure to all 59 of the U.S. National Parks during 52 weeks to celebrate the NPS centennial in 2016. #59in52

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San Diego Comic-Con: The Untold History – Rolling Stone

San Diego Comic-Con has become one of the most influential – and enduring – pop culture events of all time. Alan Light
San Diego Comic-Con has become one of the most influential – and enduring – pop culture events of all time. Alan Light

How an unemployed comics fan and group of teenagers created one of the most influential pop-culture events ever.

Source: San Diego Comic-Con: The Untold History – Rolling Stone