Boost Your Health With Japanese "Forest Bathing"

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Boost Your Health With Japanese "Forest Bathing"

Sometimes, you really just need a breath of fresh forest air. No, seriously—the practice of Japanese forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and strengthen your immune system. Its therapeutic effects have officially been celebrated since 1982, but the appreciation of immersing yourself in nature has been going on for centuries.Related: Spartan Babies Bathed In Wine

Oscar-Nominated "Kubo And The Two Strings" Is A Game-Changing Animated Film

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Oscar-Nominated "Kubo And The Two Strings" Is A Game-Changing Animated Film

In 2017, for the second time in the history of the Oscars, an animated film is nominated for special effects. Laika Entertainment's Kubo And The Two Strings was a groundbreaking film — up for Best Visual Effects (The Nightmare Before Christmas, in 1993, is the only other animated movie to get that nod), it also features the largest-ever stop motion puppet, and it was the first animated film to be nominated for a prize at the Costume Designers Guild Awards. This 3D stop-motion fantasy-adventure film takes animation creativity to the next level.Related: The Lost Short Animated Film Collaboration Of Walt Disney And Salvador Dali

This 10-Year-OId's Invention Could Save Babies From Hot Car Deaths

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This 10-Year-OId's Invention Could Save Babies From Hot Car Deaths

You've had a really long day, and now you need to make dinner. You're out of groceries, so you strap your little one in their car seat and head to the store. While you're searching for a ripe avocado, it hits you—you left your baby in the car. During the stifling heat of summer, this honest mistake could be fatal. However, a 10-year-old boy has invented a device that could help save your baby's life.Related: The Dangerous Driving Sin You Didn't Know You Were Committing

Spire Keeps You Focused, Calm, And De-Stressed

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Spire Keeps You Focused, Calm, And De-Stressed

If you've ever searched online for fitness products, you've likely been bombarded with ads for fitness trackers. But how many step-counting devices do you really need? If the options are stressing you out, maybe you should opt for a wearable that focuses on de-stressing your life: Spire. By tracking your breathing patterns, Spire helps you to mindfully reach your fitness goals.Related: Want To Improve Your Memory? Take A Deep Breath.

The KUBO Robot Teaches Kids To Code

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The KUBO Robot Teaches Kids To Code

Once considered the skill of the future, coding is now a necessity for most emerging career fields. If learning to code is like learning a foreign language, then it follows that it might be easier to learn when you're young. And now there's a robot for that. Related: Jason Barnes Drums With A Musically Programmed Robotic Hand

The EyeHarp Helps Physically Disabled People Play Music

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The EyeHarp Helps Physically Disabled People Play Music

What do you want to be when you grow up? As a child, we're often told we can be whatever we want to be—even a rockstar. If you have a motor disability like cerebral palsy, however, playing an instrument might seem like an impossible feat. That is, until now.Related: Jason Barnes Drums With A Musically Programmed Robotic Hand