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– Uplifting stories to close-out 2017
“5 Ways To Be Happy and Healthy”
* When you are consistently in a happy frame of mind, you are more likely to adopt beneficial habits associated with optimal health, such as eating well, exercising regularly, sleeping better and managing stress
* More than 200 scientific studies have associated happiness with a reduced risk of heart disease, while at least 160 studies have linked happiness to increased longevity
* Research suggests you may feel happier and less stressed if you simply smile more, even when you are not in the mood
By Dr. Mercola.
– “Bonded by friendship, preschool ‘twins’ swear they ‘share the same soul'”
Ed. Note: they do not share the same skin color – though these girls say they share the same soul.
“Miami preschoolers Jia Sarnicola and Zuri Copeland say they are not best friends. They say they’re closer than that — closer than even mere sisters.
“‘In fact, Jia and Zuri truly believe they’re twins.'”
“And as we look back on this year, with all its division and racial strife, it’s important to remember that while all this was going on, so was this.”
“Obviously, what Sarnicola was trying to say is that at our core, we are one. And as we look back on this year, with all its division and racial strife, it’s important to remember that while all this was going on, so was this.”
“And that’s what the twins want for all of us — to push back against the cynics and to stop it with this discrimination business, once and for all.
“That way, they say we can move on to more important things in life,” by Steve Hartman, CBS News.
– “Re-imagine a ‘presidential’ leader’s tweetstorm”
“We haven’t so much expected that Trump would take our rhetorical advice. Rather, we think it’s useful for all of us to remind ourselves that it doesn’t have to be this way: that presidential leadership, even if strongly partisan, can be civil, tolerant and inclusive.
“With that in mind, we herewith offer some end-of-year presidential thoughts in chunks of 280 characters or fewer. Call it a more presidential tweetstorm:
Excerpted from The Washington Post