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There goes the bob…Anna Wintour and fashion friends take on ALS Ice-bucket challenge

The always poised and perfectly manicured Anna Wintour was the last person we expected to take part in, let alone be filmed, pouring a bucket of ice cold water over her signature polished bob hairdo.

But it seems even the 64-year-old Vogue editor will rise to the occasion if it’s for a good cause.

We have supermodel Gisele BĂĽndchen to thank for this brilliant piece of footage, after she accepted the challenge this week, dedicating it to a relative and close friend. She nominated her next victims: Anna Wintour and famed fashion photographer Mario Testino – who we’re happy to say accepted the challenge too.

While you may have seen quite a few of the viral celebrity ALS ice-bucket videos this week, we assure you the following are too good to ignore….watch:

 

 

Nature starvation

Young people in Britain are increasingly missing out on the stress-relieving benefits of spending time with nature, Europe’s largest wildlife conservation charity says.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) said it uncovered a worrying trend of “nature starvation” among young Britons when it conducted a study to find out just how important it is for people to connect with the natural world.

The survey of 1000 people found that only about a third (37 per cent) of under 35s feel connected to the natural world, compared with more than half (55 per cent) of those aged over 35.

People who grow up with regular access to the natural world often find it therapeutic, feel better mentally and physically and continue enjoying visits to places like nature reserves, parks and forests throughout their lives, the RSPB said.

Such people would also try to introduce family members to these trips too.

“These results are worrying,” RSPB President Kate Humble and nature television presenter said in a statement.

“If a child hasn’t ever got their hands dirty sifting though soil for bugs, kicked up leaves or been wowed by a cute baby bird, how can we expect them to care about the natural world?”

More than three quarters (76 per cent) of respondents said that being out in nature was a great stress-reducer and more than half (51 per cent) needed time in nature to be happy.

“There is simply no substitute for getting outdoors and experiencing nature first hand,” Humble said. “If we don’t make sure our young people enjoy nature, we’re taking away something that will help keep them happy and healthy.”

The RSPB said it provides out-of-classroom learning for more than 60,000 children, has more than a million members and more than 170,000 junior members called “Wildlife Explorers”.

Reuters

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