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Nightwalking: Part of London's fascination comes from its dark side. (Photo: Pedro Szekely)

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The stress hormone and EU garden cities

When Syrian refugees in the Zaatari camp in Jordan lost hope of going home, they rearranged UN containers to make courtyards, where they put plants, running water, and song birds.

Being close to nature is one of the oldest human instincts and has proven health benefits.

The English word "paradise" comes from a Persian word meaning "enclosed garden".

The earliest European cities, as seen in murals in Herculaneum in Italy, had gardens. The Roman writer Martial also talked abo...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Nightwalking: Part of London's fascination comes from its dark side. (Photo: Pedro Szekely)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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