exercise and depression, more research . . .

In some grocery stores and other outlets, there is a magazine sold called Scientific American Mind.

In the current issue, there is an article on the relationship between exercise and depression.

At any given time, it is alleged that 18 million people in America “have” “major depression.”

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the missing local news re gratitude research

Folks who are Seattle local news coverage people . . .

I’ve been trying to read your websites more or less regularly since 2014.

Anyway, in the last 15 years, the psychologists have done a number of studies on the topics of “art appreciation and health” and “gratitude and health.” (Of course, these two topics are actually overlapping; art is simply one area in which some people have and express appreciation.)

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Gratitude research and art appreciation

I have written previously about the relationship between art appreciation and health.  At times I have posted nudes or other pretty photos and written a caption which says “Thanks!”

I receive emails from mercola.com and I decided to check on a link.  It turns out that there are a variety of studies on the topic of gratitude and expressing gratitude and how that improves our health.

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Trivial and fun things that helped the world

There is a book out called Wonderland by Steven Johnson.  He argues that many of society’s great achievements and advantages began as jokes, games and trivial things.

Among them would be the computer which has a very original form in the Analytic Engine which apparently was inspired by dancing dolls.

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depression and common school practices

So, the Mount Si school admin wishes to shut down a contest that some boys had considered fun.

Lets take a look at some other things which are, of course, completely unrelated .  . .

Per some statistics about 1 in 8 adolescents “have” clinical depression.  That would be more than 10% of the school student body, if the Mount Si or Issaquah student bodies have a similar rates of clinical depression and more ordinary depression as the rest of the US population do.

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the Elaine Poggi story

I am not sure if Elaine Poggi distributes many nudes, but she does have an interesting story.

When her mother was 85 years old, she was admitted to a Jewish hospital in St. Louis Missouri.  Elaine began to regard the mother’s environment as boring and lifeless and she brought some underwater and other nature scenes to decorate the room.

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