Developed in the 1980s, shinrin-yoku or forest bathing is a big part of preventative healthcare in Japan. What’s in it for you? Impressive and well studied health benefits, like a reduction in stress, depression, blood pressure and heart rate. Plus big boosts to your immune system, as well as happiness, focus and creativity.Read More
Jeremy Woodhouse gives us a privileged look through the lens at an intimate moment between Japanese Macaques. Female macaques spend up to 27% of their day grooming others in their troops, usually related females, which they do to maintain social bonds as well as hygiene. They may also groom males, but that's usually done to lure dominant males to their groups, which are matriarchal. Also known as Snow Monkeys, Japanese Macaques are native to Japan and live farther north and in colder climates than any other non-human primate.