Rebekah Garten

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Have Phone, Will Travel

On a rainy day in April 2008, Kerry Gallivan set out on a long day hike from his campsite in Acadia National Park. Snow still clung to the mountains …

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …

Alzheimer's Disease

Kids who play more outdoors may be less likely to have problems with peers

Kids who spend more time outdoors seem to gain a boost in their peer relations, according to a new report from Statistics Canada.<p>On Wednesday, the …

11 Places to Visit on the Ultimate American Road Trip

There’s something truly romantic about the great American road trip. The thought of throwing caution to the wind, jumping in the car (a vintage …

National Parks

Associated Press News

How Silence Affects Our Brains in A Good Way, Science Explains

In a world that’s increasingly busy and loud, silence sells. Like clean water, silence is a resource, and can, in fact, be used as a selling point. …

Scientists have created a drug that replicates the health benefits of exercise

Researchers have made the breakthrough of couch potatoes’ dreams with a new drug that mimics some of the most important effects of exercise. Scientists from Deakin University in Melbourne published their findings in Cell Reports earlier this week, showing that overweight mice who were given the …

Atoms

Smartphones Are Making Us Think Less, Google More

We're outsourcing our memory, says a new study, but the news isn't all bad.<p>When was the last time you memorized a friend’s new phone number? How …

Gut health, mental wellbeing and immunity linked to outdoor play

A disconnection from nature can affect everything in a child from gut health and immunity, to mental health and even the way they think, recent …

The Reason This Teacher Adopted a No-Homework Policy May Surprise You

Wait; homework isn't helping our kids do better in school? Then, um, why are they doing so much of it?!<p>Texas mom-of-four Samantha Gallagher wasn't expecting to read a note like the one her second-grade daughter Brooke brought home from her teacher. Godley Elementary School educator Mrs. Brandy …