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If you need a pick me up, head to the nearest park. Researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham found that spending 20 minutes in a park or similar green space is enough to significantly boost a person’s mood. To test …Read More

Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions when it comes to fighting off depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, few people make a habit of being thankful. Instead, most people prefer to focus on what is wrong with their lives and …Read More

The world is filled with bad news these days. Tragedy is second only to scandal when it comes to the media’s favorite thing to report. As such, negativity dominates the news cycle. Even when people are looking for positive, feel-good …Read More

Everyone has had a week where it seemed like the world was against them. Everything seemed to have to be done at the same time, and you are grateful you found time to take a shower. That should not, however, …Read More

What makes for a perfect day? The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council wanted to find out what most people picture as an ideal day. The answers, of course, varied wildly, but the USHBC did find a number of commonalities in participants’ …Read More

Natural disasters usually make the news due to the devastation they leave behind. The greater the damage, the more people are aware of the event and the longer the memories remain. The media is dominated by images of rising floodwaters …Read More

Trolls and haters thrive in the depths of the internet and exist in legions on social media. Their most recent target was a series of pictures of Selena Gomez on a yacht off the Australian coast. The singer was photographed …Read More

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” Henry David Thoreau Whatever you were put on this earth to do, do it today. Don’t delay. Don’t look back. Run like crazy towards your passion and …Read More

“Oh the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.” My friends who have known me a long time can attest that I’m always into something. I’ve …Read More

There’s a good chance you were meant for more than what you’re doing right now. Think about it. What did you want to be when you were a child? Before anyone told you it wasn’t possible? Before you convinced yourself …Read More