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"Bird," designed by Kathleen Frugé-Brown 2013

“Bird,” designed by Kathleen Frugé-Brown 2013

  • The Atlantic Cities relates the findings of mental health researchers out of Britain’s University of Exeter Medical School that finally confirms a long standing hunch: the degree of one’s happiness correlates quite well with the extent of surrounding vegetation. Researcher Dr. Ian Alcock explains that the data suggests that the measurable changes in mood differs from those brought on by the normal ups and downs of life. “When people move to a greener urban area,” says Alcock, “they experience an immediate and sustained improvement in their mental health.” And so, perhaps Mayor Nutter’s campaign to make Philadelphia the “greenest city in America” is also a therapeutic endeavor.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.



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