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The productivity science behind biophilia is about much more than plants

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Nature, happiness, productivity, repeat.
  • Michelle Beganskas
By Michelle Beganskas

Senior designer, Ted Moudis Associates

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Humans in the modern world spend a lot of time indoors.

Americans reportedly stay inside for up to 93% of their lifetimes when you combine the hours spent indoors and in transport, according the the Environmental Protection Agency.

Yet studies show that people who can experience nature and the elements are mentally and physically healthier than those who don’t.

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