City Parks Lift Mood as Much as Christmas, Twitter Study Shows

The greener the greenspace, the happier and less self-absorbed people are, Vermont team reports
city park

Feeling unhappy and cranky? The treatment: take a walk under some trees in the park. 

That may not be the exact prescription of your doctor, but a first-of-its-kind study shows that visitors to urban parks use happier words and express less negativity on Twitter than they did before their visit—and that their elevated mood lasts, like a glow, for up to four hours afterwards.

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UVM student Kira Hislop at the Campus Children's Center

A Summer On, Not Off

Following the excitement of Commencement, the summer months that follow on campus may appear to pale in comparison to spring’s liveliness and rigor. That is, unless you know where to look.

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