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This gadget grows plants five times faster than an ordinary garden

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Cultivating your green thumb this spring has many perks. In addition to having delicious spices and vegetables a few steps away, gardening can help alleviate stress.

If you don’t have space to grow plants outside, your idea of gardening is probably a small vase that sits on your windowsill. AeroGrow’s Miracle-Gro AeroGarden is an alternative that can make your indoor garden far more fruitful.

The machine, which can fit on a kitchen counter, makes it possible to grow up to six plants year round. Its 20-watt LED light is specifically designed to maximize photosynthesis and can reportedly make plants grow five times faster than they would outside. Instead of filling the AeroGarden with soil each plant grows in water.

The process is

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Does Technology Affect Happiness? – The New York Times

As young people spend more time on computers, smartphones and other devices, researchers are asking how all that screen time and multitasking affects children’s and teenagers’ ability to focus and
learn — even drive cars.

A study from Stanford University, published Wednesday, wrestles with a new question: How is technology affecting their happiness and emotional
development?

Lucy Gray with her daughter, Julia.Michelle Litvin for The New York Times
Lucy Gray with her daughter, Julia.

The answer, in the peer-reviewed study of the online habits of girls ages 8 to 12, is that those who say they spend considerable amounts of time using multimedia describe themselves in ways that suggest they are less
happy and less socially comfortable than peers who say they spend less time on screens.

The research raises as many questions as it seeks to answer, as the scientists readily acknowledge. That is because the research was based on an online survey taken

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