Monday, August 31, 2009

Fat Chance

The Suburban High: Why Mowing the Lawn Makes Us Feel Relaxed and Happy: "Researchers have discovered that a chemical released by a mown lawn makes people feel happy and relaxed, and could prevent mental decline in old age."

6 comments:

  1. You mean you didn't get that sunny disposition from mowing lawns? I'm shocked!

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  2. My stepson will be very happy to know this ...

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  3. The smell of a new-mown lawn. I love it. That's why I walk by the park on Tuesday mornings, when the city mows. All that feelings and no work. Except the walking part.

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  4. ODDLY ENOUGH: My yard is over an acre. In the past, I have mowed it with a riding mower, a 32-inch powered walk-behind, and a self-propelled 22-inch power mower. This year I started mowing it with an old-fashioned push-type reel mower, and for the first time, it's FUN!

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  5. I'd say "pants on fire," but I know you'd never lie to me.

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  6. I can't explain it myself. It's mor like an enjoyable workout than a chore.

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