1. A new study gives us evidence that walking in nature makes you feel better by actually changing your brain a little bit:
As might have been expected, walking along the highway had not soothed people’s minds. Blood flow to their subgenual prefrontal cortex was still high and their broodiness scores were unchanged.
But the volunteers who had strolled along the quiet, tree-lined paths showed slight but meaningful improvements in their mental health, according to their scores on the questionnaire. They were not dwelling on the negative aspects of their lives as much as they had been before the walk.
2. If you need a meme to support your arguments for reproductive rights, here’s a whole collection of them. I’m partial to this one: