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Clare Kelley practices "forest bathing" along the edge of an urban forest on Roosevelt Island, in the middle of the Potomac River. In contrast to hiking, forest bathing is less directed, melding mindfulness and nature immersion to improve health. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

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Escaping artificial light even for a winter weekend can reset sleep patterns for the better, researchers say. One good place to do it: Heliotrope Ridge near Mount Baker in Washington state. Christopher Kimmel/Aurora Open/Getty Images hide caption

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Colorado-based Dram Apothecary makes an evergreen syrup from local trees that can be used for both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Kelly Ishikawa/Courtesy of Dram Apothecary hide caption

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How Do We Embrace All Kinds Of Nature?

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Close Listening: How Sound Reveals The Invisible

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Sir David Attenborough at the Beijing Museum of Natural History with fossil of Juramaia, as featured in the Smithsonian Channel series Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates. Courtesy Smithsonian Channel hide caption

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In 'Rise Of Animals,' Sir David Attenborough Tells Story Of Vertebrates

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Landmark Conservation Deal Offers A First Glimpse Of New Wilderness

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Is Civilization Natural?

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