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All It Takes Are These Three Things To Make You Happy According To A Survey.
Fast Wi-Fi, a coffee in the morning and keeping your space well organized are three of the top 30 things that contribute to personal happiness in modern times, according to new research. Also on the list are getting a good night’s sleep and learning new things, as well as eating healthy foods and meals. The survey, conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Circulon, looked at all the factors that people consider important for a well-rounded personal life and examined how those contribute to Americans’ happiness, then compiled the top 30.
- Name the top three things you need to be happy!
Millennials Are Killing Divorce Next
We get it already!! We’re ruining everything. But some of the things we’re ruining could stand to die. Like what? Like divorce. According to a study at the University of Maryland, divorce rates have dropped 18% from 2008 to 2016. The reason? Millennials are moving much slower when it comes to marriage – making sure our partners are really the right ones before we settle down.
And the worst part? It’s our parents that are getting the most divorces. Boomers are divorcing at a shockingly high rate – GenXers are pretty well about the same – and we could probably guess since lots of our parents have split by now. Another thing to consider? We’re starting to get ideas in our heads about skipping marriage altogether and choosing to just coexist and raise children together without all the legal stuff.
The funniest part about all of this is that the small percentage of millennials who ARE getting divorced are fighting over ridiculous things like Fortnite and other video games. We’re all about the petty arguments, but we’re still in it for the long haul!
Study: A Quick 10 Minute Walk Boosts Memory
If you’re not one of those people who loves the gym or looks forward to going on your evening run every night after work, we’ve got some encouraging news. New research shows that even a little light and easy physical activity is still good for your health, especially the memory.
According to a recent study from the University of California, even as little as 10 minutes of a simple physical activity – like walking, yoga, or tai chi - can boost brain connectivity and help the brain tell the difference between similar memories. Researchers found the volunteers who had exercised were better at remembering during a memory task than those who didn’t exercise. And the group who exercised got a mood boost, too. So it was a win-win.
So if you’re not already getting the 150 minutes a week of physical activity the CDC recommends, try to squeeze more short walks in. They’re advising 30 minutes of activity over five days, and if you break that down into a few 10-minute walks or stretching yoga breaks, you’re almost there and you won’t just be improving your health, but your memory and your mood, too.
Random Acts of Kindness Can Improve Your Mental Health
Who doesn’t love it when someone does something nice for you? It doesn’t matter who you are, if someone compliments you on the street or pays for your coffee or brings you cake on your birthday, you’re going to feel the love in a big way. And get this – you’ll feel the love AND the health by doling out those “random acts,” too!!
In a study by ScienceDaily, people who carried out acts of kindness regularly proved to have less depressive tendencies than those who don’t. And you know it’s true…just thinking about about making other people smile just kind of makes you smile, doesn’t it?
So bring your coworker some coffee, send flowers to a friend, maybe even buy a stranger’s ice cream next time you’re out. No money? Hold a door open for someone and tell them not to rush…tell someone “that color looks great” on them! It doesn’t matter what the kindness is – doing things for other people and seeing them get all smiley about it will really hook you up with those endorphins.
Source: Elite Daily
Questions To Ask Before Getting Back With Your Ex
Sometimes even deleting their number, unfollowing them on social media, and not going to your old spots you went to as a couple can make you stop thinking about your ex. And sometimes the temptation to rekindle that old flame is too much and we decide to get back together. But is that really ever a good idea? It works for some couples, like Kate and Will, just saying.
So why are we drawn back to the person who left us heartbroken? We’re only human and we don’t like change. “Sometimes the idea of starting again in the dating world, putting yourself out there and getting to know a new person is too daunting,” explains psychologist Melanie Schilling. “When an ex comes calling, it can feel like the easier option.”
She says we see getting back together as a shortcut to happiness, but it isn’t always that easy. And reuniting with an ex is even more complicated if you’ve both been seeing other people in between. That’s when Schilling says you need to be “completely transparent and have an honest discussion.”
And before you get back together, ask yourself:
- Am I trying to take a shortcut to happiness?
- Is this just an easy way to get into a comfortable relationship, instead of getting to know a new person?
- Would getting back together fulfill both of our needs? Or just one of us?
- Has the reason we broke up been resolved? No, really?
- What do my trusted friends think?
You might not like what you figure out, but it could save you from going through that heartbreak … again.