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Survey: Most Canadians Say It’s Easier to Stay Indoors, Despite Knowing Nature Is Good for Them

A recent poll which asked 2,000 Canadians to report how often they traded urban comforts for a natural setting found that, although nine out of 10 agreed they’re happier when surrounded by wilderness, three-quarters admitted they find staying inside “easier.” Adults surveyed indicated that they found outdoor activities too uncomfortable or time-consuming and cited rain, extreme temperatures and work pressures as top reasons why they avoided the outdoors.

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Play Fighting Teaches Children How to Read Situations and Respond Appropriately


A University of Lethbridge neuroscience professor has found that children who engage in rough and tumble play have better impulse control, better short-term memory and a greater repertoire of strategies to negotiate with their peers. However, the level of roughness in play is less a factor than allowing kids to freely choose partners who like doing the same kinds of things, and then letting them work out the rules and the interactions for themselves.

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