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October 23, 2021

Finnish Daycares Built Their Own “Forests” and It Helped Boost Children’s Immune Systems

Back in the day, kids played in the dirt and had a grand old time. This classic point of nostalgia isn't just childrearing advice, it may have a positive impact on young immune systems. A study from the University of Helsinki published in Science Advances found that children in daycares in Finland had more diverse, healthy microbiomes after playing regularly in a forest-like area. The study followed children ages three to five across 10 daycares.

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October 22, 2021

UNICEF Reports That 1 in 7 of the World’s Youth Has a Mental Health Diagnosis

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on mental health. The world's youth has been particularly affected, experiencing increases in anxiety and depression. Isolated from friends and worried about loved ones, children's mental health needs protecting now more than ever. In their 2021 report The State of the World's Children, UNICEF announced that one in seven of the world's children (age 10 to 19) live with a diagnosed mental health disorder.

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October 22, 2021

World’s Oldest Pair of Skis Discovered in Ice by Researchers in Norway

Skiing may seem like a modern pastime, but humans have been strapping wood to their feet and gliding on snow for many millennia. Skiing has been a useful—and often necessary—mode of transportation since at least 6,000 BCE. However, most ancient skis are only known through rock art depictions and fragments of wood. This makes a recent finding by a Norwegian team of archeologists all the more exciting.

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October 21, 2021

36 Creative Wine Gifts for Anyone Who Loves Red, White, or Rosé All Day

For many people, a glass of wine is one of life’s great indulgences. Whether it’s red, white, or rosé, there’s an entire culture for people that love this drink of the gods. So if you’re searching for a great gift option for a vino enthusiast, you’re in luck; there are plenty of creative gifts for wine lovers available, and they go well beyond a fancy bottle opener.

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