Life in a big city can drive you to distraction, writes science journalist Jonah Lehrer. Spending just a few minutes on a crowded street impairs memory and self-control, as your brain processes all the stimuli. So plan a weekend getaway: getting in touch with nature helps the brain to recover.
I love places like this: where human once built something, then desided not to use it fon one reason or another. I love abandonded railroads, peeling off asphalt, empty houses. I love where nature is showing its power.