I subscribe to the website freerangekids. There is a post up about a new superintendent in a school district in New York. The fellow who is now superintendent when younger hated some things about school, but was motivated to stay for the sake of tennis.
In some grocery stores and other outlets, there is a magazine sold called Scientific American Mind.
In the current issue, there is an article on the relationship between exercise and depression.
At any given time, it is alleged that 18 million people in America “have” “major depression.”
A few days ago I was in a barnes and noble bookstore. I was walking past a table and there were calendars and there was a calendar that caught my eye.
This was a day by day calendar of birds. A lot of the birds in nature are pretty and colorful.
Folks who are Seattle local news coverage people . . .
I’ve been trying to read your websites more or less regularly since 2014.
Anyway, in the last 15 years, the psychologists have done a number of studies on the topics of “art appreciation and health” and “gratitude and health.” (Of course, these two topics are actually overlapping; art is simply one area in which some people have and express appreciation.)
I have written previously about the relationship between art appreciation and health. At times I have posted nudes or other pretty photos and written a caption which says “Thanks!”
I receive emails from mercola.com and I decided to check on a link. It turns out that there are a variety of studies on the topic of gratitude and expressing gratitude and how that improves our health.
There is a book out called Wonderland by Steven Johnson. He argues that many of society’s great achievements and advantages began as jokes, games and trivial things.
Among them would be the computer which has a very original form in the Analytic Engine which apparently was inspired by dancing dolls.
If we use google and search with the phrase art appreciation reduce anxiety there are only about five pages which come up as having useful information. This is in contrast to the pages which come up on the topic of art appreciation and depression.
A study was done of stroke patients who had or lacked an interest in painting, music and theatre. “The team found that stroke patients interested in art enjoyed better general health, found it easier to walk, and had more energy. They were also happier, less anxious or depressed, and felt calmer.”
So, the Mount Si school admin wishes to shut down a contest that some boys had considered fun.
Lets take a look at some other things which are, of course, completely unrelated . . .
Per some statistics about 1 in 8 adolescents “have” clinical depression. That would be more than 10% of the school student body, if the Mount Si or Issaquah student bodies have a similar rates of clinical depression and more ordinary depression as the rest of the US population do.
In the past few days, I have put up on the site almost two dozen photos from a fellow named DelRo. The photos are mostly of nudes I think and some are suggestive and some might be irritated I would post them here on a site that “minors” of high school age might view.