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Happiness Lies in Green Localities

Mental health data showed that the people who moved to greener locations were a happier lot

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Happiness Lies in Green Localities
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Is there a direct link between greenery and happiness? New research says there is.

To figure out if nature makes people feel better in the long run, scientists in Britain compared the mental health of hundreds of people who went from an urban area to a greener one with those who moved in the opposite direction.

Mental health data showed that the people who moved to greener locations were a happier lot.

“Moving to greener urban areas was associated with sustained mental health improvements, suggesting that environmental policies to increase urban green space may have sustainable public health benefits,” said Mathew P. White, lead author of the research.

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Mental well-being is a major public health issue across the world, with unipolar depressive disorder being the leading cause of disability in middle to high-income countries, said the study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, Britain’s leading research and training agency addressing economic and social concerns.

Part of the blame for this unhappiness lies in increased urbanisation – nearly 80 percent of the world’s population in more developed regions live in city environments, which tend to have little room for nature, said the study appeared in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. (IANS)

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Actor Anil Kapoor Feels That Contribution to Society is The Key to Happiness, Success

Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn and Madhuri Dixit starrer "Total Dhamaal" is releasing on February 22

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Anil Kapoor, Amritsar
Anil Kapoor. Twitter

Actor Anil Kapoor says the more people will contribute towards the society, the more they will get back in return in their lives.

“You should contribute to the society and the country as much as you can… you will get happiness, success and peace of mind,” he said here on Saturday while interacting with the media after inaugurating TATA Memorial hospital’s pediatric oncology ward.

Sharing his thoughts after attending the inauguration of the hospital’s ward, Kapoor said: “Earlier also, I have come in this hospital and I am feeling really happy with the kind of positive change I am seeing here.”

Anil Kapoor. IANS

Anil Kapoor said he felt nice to see smile on faces of children, their parents and the doctors.

“It is nice to see smile on faces of kids, their parents and the doctors so, I am thankful to people who have contributed towards this change.”

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Asked if he will organise special screening of his upcoming film “Total Dhamaal” for the children of TATA hospital, Anil Kapoor said: “Definitely. It’s really good idea. I think that film is especially made for children and its very entertaining film so, we would definitely host special screening of the film for these children.”

Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn and Madhuri Dixit starrer “Total Dhamaal” is releasing on February 22. (IANS)