Science says the surf and sand does the mind and body good. Here’s how to reap the benefits of a day at the beach.
Source: What a day at the beach does to your brain | NBC News
Clare Kelley practices “forest bathing” along the edge of an urban forest on Roosevelt Island, in the middle of the Potomac River. In contrast to hiking, forest bathing is less directed, melding mindfulness and nature immersion to improve health. Allison Aubrey/NPR
If hiking is about a destination, forest bathing is about an immersion of the senses into the natural world. It’s a wellness trend, and studies suggest several health benefits.
Source: Forest Bathing Melds Nature With Mindfulness To Improve Health : Shots – Health News : NPR
A year-long adventure to all 59 of the U.S. National Parks during 52 weeks to celebrate the NPS centennial in 2016. #59in52
Source: Haleakala National Park — The Greatest American Road Trip
San Diego Comic-Con has become one of the most influential – and enduring – pop culture events of all time. Alan Light
How an unemployed comics fan and group of teenagers created one of the most influential pop-culture events ever.
Source: San Diego Comic-Con: The Untold History – Rolling Stone
Photo: National Park Service
Hiking, biking, and running through fields not your thing? Being a book nerd or preferring the indoors does not put one at odds with the wonders
Source: A Guide to National Park Libraries | National Park Foundation
The more archaeologists study Stonehenge, the more mysteries unfold. But a coherent story is beginning to emerge.
Source: BBC – Travel – We may have cracked the mystery of Stonehenge
Seattle Public Library. Photo: Philippe Ruault
Photo: Jonathan Blanc / Courtesy of NYPL
With the cyberage in full swing, this is how smart design is keeping demand for the printed word alive
Source: Future of Libraries in the Digital Age | Architectural Digest
Ernest Hemingway in 1937, the year he brought his film “The Spanish Earth” to Hollywood. (Helen Breaker)
When Ernest Hemingway produced a film about the Spanish Civil War, L.A. threw parties for him
Source: Ernest Hemingway’s long-lost Los Angeles visit, 80 years ago this week – LA Times