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        Quiet Time: How Your Brain May Get a Boost from Time Spent Outdoors

        fileName one of the big payoffs for walking a remote trail, biking on a seldom-traveled road, paddling into an empty cove, pitching a tent a dozen miles from the nearest road. It's the quiet. The stillness. The time and space to think. An opinion piece, "The Joy of Quiet" by author Pico Iyer, is an essay published last week in The New York Times that ponders an increasingly common wish among we 21st century types—a yearning to periodically unplug from the torrent of electronic information we ...

        Posted by T.D. Wood on January 4, 2012 4:53 PM & Tagged Outdoors, quiet and thinking | permalink | Comments

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