Japanese urban agricultural project Soradofarm’s new rooftop garden onto top of Tokyo’s EBisu train station provides psychological health benefits to an urban community facing long commutes, long hours and a want of recreational space.
Research group Experience Design at the Folkwang University of Arts has created several innovative and fun transformational gadgets called “Pleasurable Troublemakers” to help individuals cultivate good habits, whether they be about personal issues like impulsiveness or procrastination or globally conscious issues like about the economy or the environment.
After a decade of researching, teaching, and writing about the power of vulnerability, Dr. Brené Brown has found that being emotionally vulnerable is the key to feeling more connected, courageous and free, while behaving significantly more kind and empathetic towards the rest of humanity.
Researchers have found that mentally rehearsing information we want to remember isn’t just an act; it actually helps us retain memories by strengthening neural connections. But when working on a project that seems overwhelming, many of us intermittently seek distraction to rest our brains for a bit. Fortunately scientists at University College London have found that these distractions can actually improve our memory, not hinder it.