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Incorporating Nature into School Reduces Children’s Stress and Improves Learning

Incorporating natural habitats into schoolyards helps students cope more appropriately with stress, while increasing attention span and reducing conflict. The presence of trees and grass instead of plastic and asphalt effectively balances the behavior of the children. Being among nature is more meditative and free, balancing the children’s energy levels.

Boost Your Skin’s Natural Sunscreen Ability with Food

A daily dose of sun exposure does the body good. Leading dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone recommends daily use of a non-chemical sunscreen and consumption of a diet high in antioxidants to help promote skin health. According to Dr. Perricone, specific foods can be used to increase the skin’s ability to protect theitself from the “inside out.”