It is becoming increasingly clear that trees help people live longer, healthier, happier lives—to the tune of $6.8 billion in averted health costs annually in the U.S., according to research published this week. And we’re only beginning to understand the nature and magnitude of their tree-benevolence.
"In terms of impacts on human health, trees in urban areas are substantially more important than rural trees due to their proximity to people," the researchers wrote. "The greatest monetary values are derived in areas with the greatest population density (e.g. Manhattan)."
The most productive people work for 52 minutes at a time, then break for 17 minutes before getting back to it.
The employees with the highest productivity ratings, in fact, don’t even work eight-hour days. Turns out, the secret to retaining the highest level of productivity over the span of a workday is not working longer—but working smarter with frequent breaks.
The makers of a productivity app examine their user data to extract “the rule of 52 and 17.” This, of course, is nothing new – previous productivity studies of elite violinists have found that the best of them work in 90-minute chunks separated by 20-minute breaks.
Oxfords. A Chair. An old Macbook. Even a refrigerator - they all get sanded one millimeter at a time by artist Simon Gerbaud. Watch for when he “flips it and reverses it” for the improbable.
The Church of Scientology has been active in Germany since 1970.It currently has 4,000 adherents (according to the German government) and 12,000 (according to the Church of Scientology). However, Scientology occupies a precarious legal and social position. The German government considers it an…