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HERB BENHAM: Wrinkled arms?  That's the other guy |  Herbs Benham

HERB BENHAM: Wrinkled arms? That’s the other guy | Herbs Benham

I raised my heavily muscled arms, the arms which I’ve always been proud of, and then rolled my shoulders forward as if my shoulders were stiff, which they were but that’s not why I rolled them. I rolled them because they call attention to my arms, appendages about which at least one woman in college …

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Would You Let a Stranger Stay in Your House In Exchange For Your Dream Vacation?

Would You Let a Stranger Stay in Your House In Exchange For Your Dream Vacation?

Growing up, my family traveled by using house swaps. It took me a hot second to realize that not everyone used these and that it was a bit outside the norm to allow a total stranger to live in your house (this was before AirBnb hit its stride). I’m staying in someones house for anfew …

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Why muddy puddles are actually good for children

Why muddy puddles are actually good for children

Forest transplants Given the importance of early exposure to friendly bacteria, many scientists are investigating the benefits of interventions that encourage greater contact with nature in childhood. Antonelli says that the act of “forest bathing” – gentle meditative walks through the woods – has been shown to improve the symptoms of children and teenagers with …

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The hidden overwork that creeps into so many jobs

The hidden overwork that creeps into so many jobs

Like Cambon, Christina Maslach, professor of psychology emerita at University of California, Berkeley, also thinks these kinds of tasks can have a positive impact – that is, if workers ensure they’re getting something back from this extra work, instead of just doing them for the sake of it. “The question is, ‘how is this actually …

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