Why nature makes you chill out, according to science

People in bad moods ought to take a hike. No, really, take a hike — getting out into nature makes you happier and worry less, according to a study by Gregory Bratman of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University. Bratman's research shows that "morbidly ruminating" (or, in common and not-as-terrifying parlance, “brooding”) is much more likely when someone is walking through an urban or city environment. When Bratman’s subjects walked...

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