By Steve Scauzillo | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley TribunePUBLISHED: June 11, 2018 at 4:12 pm | UPDATED: June 11, 2018 at 5:22 pm Whichever way you look at it, Americans are stressed out. The rise in the constant checking of texts, emails and social media accounts is associated with higher stress levels, says the American Psychological Association’s most recent “Stress in America Survey.” The Centers for Disease Control’s June 7 report on spiking suicide rates attributed the growth to, among other reasons, physical health declines and job and housing stress. And doctors say stress can cause high blood pressure and heart attacks. To help reduce stress, more people are turning to nature for creative ways to help heal the mind and body. In Southern California, thousands are finding the best balm for a wounded, jittery psyche and a weak circulatory system can be found in the forest. Forest bathing The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, the … [Read more...] about What is forest bathing? A not-so-new way to reduce stress that’s spreading in Southern California
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Lots of geranium species, including the common geranium, are native to South Africa and also grow well in Southern California. (Photo by Joshua Siskin) King Protea (Photo by Luthando Crab) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Aloe ferox, native to South Africa (Photo by Joshua Siskin) Clivia miniata (Photo by Lois Siskin) Show Caption of Expand By Daily News | | PUBLISHED: April 19, 2017 at 8:58 pm | UPDATED: August 28, 2017 at 5:36 am Q Recently I was watching “Prison Break” (season 4) and saw the landscapes of Los Angeles. To my surprise, I saw these South African native plants: society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea), clivia (Clivia miniata), bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) and Natal plum (Carissa macrocarpa). If possible, could you send a list of other South African plants that you have in Los Angeles? — Luthando Crab, Port Elizabeth, South Africa A Perhaps the best way to answer your request would be to send you a list of … [Read more...] about Plantwise, Southern California has much in common with South Africa
By City News Service | PUBLISHED: June 9, 2018 at 12:49 pm | UPDATED: June 9, 2018 at 1:03 pm SANTA MONICA — Eighteen students at Santa Monica College have earned some of the first four-year bachelor of science degrees to be awarded by a community college in California, according to school officials. The students were awarded four-year degrees in Interaction Design — a field that blends user experience, design, and technology” on Friday, the school announced. FIND OUT MORE: Interaction Design at Santa Monica College The students spent their first two years studying graphic design, and the last two immersed in upper-division interaction design courses, as well as related coursework in computer science, business, cognitive psychology and media. School officials said this is the first baccalaureate degree of its kind to be offered at a community college. Santa Monica College was selected by the state to be part of a pilot program, where two-year colleges may offer … [Read more...] about This Southern California community college just awarded 18 four-year bachelor’s degrees
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By Jonathan Lansner | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 5, 2018 at 2:56 pm | UPDATED: June 5, 2018 at 2:58 pm Three Southern California communities made the “50 Worst To Live In” list created by an investment-news website. Yes, such rankings have become all too commonplace in a world that likes its information in digestible nuggets. But 24/7 Wall St. does some credible analysis of economic and social trends. Their yardstick — combining economic, education, real estate and crime stats — is an indication of where there’s plenty of work to do within the region. The town on the “worst” list with the “best” score was No. 22 Compton. 24/7 Wall St. wrote: “More than one in every four Compton residents live on poverty-level income, well above the 14 percent U.S. poverty rate … partly attributable to the city’s weak job market. Some 8.2 percent of workers in Compton are unemployed compared to 4.9 … [Read more...] about What 3 Southern California towns ranked among “50 Worst to Live In”? What city made “Best Place” list?