Trees are one of nature’s many wonders. They’re beautiful to look at and can house animals and produce fruits that we enjoy; they also provide us with shade when we need it on those hot and hazy summer days. As if that weren’t enough, new research from the University of Exeter has concluded that being around trees makes us happier, functioning as natural antidepressants.
The researchers discovered a link between loneliness and the levels of a blood-clotting protein, fibrinogen, which can cause heart attacks and stroke. Fibrinogen accumulates when the body’s “fight or flight” stress signals are activated. Too much of this protein is bad for health; raises blood pressure & cause the build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries.
From the ancient cities in Sri Lanka to the Great Pyramid of Giza, sacred spaces have summoned millions worldwide, to physically bear witness to these amazing sites. Even with the internet, with all the photographs and HD videos imaginable, we are still willing to travel great distances (overlooking admission prices, crying babies, and pressing crowds) just to be physically present in these places.
If you had the ability to improve your memory and intelligence by implanting a device into your brain, would you do it?
Now as a man is like this or like that, according as he acts and according as he behaves, so will he be; a man of good acts will become good, a man of bad acts, bad; he becomes pure by pure deeds, bad by bad deeds; And here they say that a person consists of desires, and as is his desire, so is his will; and as is his will, so is his deed; and whatever deed he does, that he will reap.