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As the saying goes: Age ain’t nothing but a number. And we're perfectly happy with ourself as we, ahem, season. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be a little curious about ways to turn back the clock…or make the clock tick a little longer. 

That’s why we had to share this little secret we just learned: A recent study by the Harvard school of Public Health found that women who surround themselves with plants live 12 percent longer. Interesting.

Whether you have acres of grass and trees surrounding your home, a blooming backyard garden or just some homegrown herbs on the kitchen windowsill, you’ll still reap the benefits. It all has something to do with cleaner air (many plants rid your environment of toxins) and improved mental health (plants decrease the risk of depression). We’d say it’s a pretty good reason to start honing your green thumb.

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