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Sometimes it's not enough to just take a day off of work or get out of the city; we need to immerse ourselves in nature to access our full potential for creative thought, focus, and productivity. History's greatest minds knew it and recent research confirms it. So clear your calendar, switch off your phone, and get out there. Need camping gear or someone to find a free campsite for this weekend? TaskRabbit can help! http://www.taskrabbit.com

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Back to nature:Boost creativity and productivity by getting outside.

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“Nature

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restores mental functioning in the same way that food and water restore bodies.”

“Nature

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restores mental functioning in the same way that food and water restore bodies.”

“Nature

Adam Alter, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Psychology at NYU

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Dr. Marc Berman and fellow University of Michigan researchers found that:

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A!er subjects paused for a walk through an

arboretum, performance on memory and

attention tests improved by

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A!er subjects paused for a walk through an

arboretum, performance on memory and

attention tests improved by 20%.

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When the same subjects were sent on a break

to stroll down a busy street in town,

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When the same subjects were sent on a break

to stroll down a busy street in town,

no cognitive boost was detected.

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“I go to nature to be soothed and healed,

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“I go to nature to be soothed and healed,

and to have my senses put in order.”

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“I go to nature to be soothed and healed,

and to have my senses put in order.”

John Burroughs, Naturalist and Essayist

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A study in Holland showed that out of those

living in areas with only 10% “green” space,

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A study in Holland showed that out of those

living in areas with only 10% “green” space,

of those people

experienced anxiety disorders.

2.6%

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In areas with 90% “green” space,

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In areas with 90% “green” space,

of subjects

experienced anxiety disorders.

only 1.8%

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"O!en when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee,

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"O!en when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee,

but research suggests a better way to get energized is to

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"O!en when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee,

but research suggests a better way to get energized is to

connect with nature."

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"O!en when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee,

but research suggests a better way to get energized is to

connect with nature."

Richard Ryan, Author and Professor of Psychology at the University of Rochester

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The University of Kansas found that a!er only three

days immersed in nature, subjects displayed a

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in creativity.50% increase

The University of Kansas found that a!er only three

days immersed in nature, subjects displayed a

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“Look deep into nature,

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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand

everything better.”

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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand

everything better.”

Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist