Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy – Ways to Live a Happier Life (Repost)

Originally posted on Be Like Water:

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1) PRACTICE GRATITUDE

No matter where they are or what they are doing, happy people recognize that they always have something to be grateful for. Research in the field of Positive Psychology has shown that people who practice gratitude are happier, less stressed and less depressed!(2) Happy people can easily find gratitude in the world around them, whether they are looking at the cracks in the pavement in the concrete jungle or the sun setting over the ocean. It is possible to find gratitude even in smallest of things, like a delicious meal, a good book, a challenging yoga class, or a smile from a stranger on the street.

Each of us has a choice on how we focus our attention. Choosing to focus on gratitude for the beauty and uniqueness of life instead the stressors and problems will make you feel happier and more relaxed.

2) FIND A PLACE…

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Happy National Drink a Beer Day!!! – Beers that you should STOP drinking Immediately!!!

Originally posted on Be Like Water:

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Here’s some harmful ingredients that are commonly found in beer:

  • GMO Corn Syrup
  • GMO Corn
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Fish Bladder
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
  • Natural Flavors
  • GMO Sugars
  • Caramel Coloring
  • Insect-Based Dyes
  • Carrageenan
  • BPA
  • & lots more!

Here are the 8 beers that are commonly found in bars in United States that you should stop drinking immediately.

1. Newcastle Brown Ale

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The Newcastle beer has been found to contain caramel coloring. Class 3 and 4 caramel coloring is made from ammonia, which is classified as a carcinogen. “The one and only” beer with cancer causing qualities.

2. Budweiser

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One of the most popular beers, or most advertised is Budweiser. Budweiser contains genetically modified (GMO) corn. In 2007, Greenpeace discovered experimental GMO rice in Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) beer.

3. Corona Extra

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I used to love Corona’s commercials. They were so peaceful and relaxing. That is until I found out that the beer contains GMO…

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to write? Well…

Originally posted on Dream, Play, Write!:

It’s time to write it! The 12-Month Author Challenge is the perfect way to light the fire, put the pedal to the medal, and step up your game. (I’d add more clichs, but I’m fresh out.)

You achieve greatness when you dedicate yourself wholeheartedly to your craft. If you tell yourself you’ll write it “someday,” that’s exactly when it will be done?someday.

But start now and you’ll be a published author by next October.

The Challenge starts Wednesday.

Get the details and share the excitement with your friends:
dreamplaywrite.com/challenge

It’s free to enter the Challenge, and I offer:

  • A daily podcast to encourage and motivate you
  • A community of other writers to support you
  • Tips for building an audience
  • Affordable self-publishing services

Get the details and share the excitement with your friends:
dreamplaywrite.com/challenge

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Let’s be honest, we can’t be colorblind because America is not post-racial

Originally posted on Quartz:

As outrage over the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri further develops—around police brutality, First Amendment rights, and memories of a Civil Rights-era America—one primary criticism is that this isn’t a race issue. Some people believe that Michael Brown wasn’t killed by officer Darren Wilson because he was black and that the militarized police actions toward the predominant African American community didn’t happen because the police force is almost all white.

Rather, some people say that the issues at play are class and poverty, or police brutality more generally. They don’t see race as the epicenter of the killing and subsequent fallout because we don’t yet know all the facts. They seem to believe we live in a post-racial society now that we’ve enthusiastically elected a black president (twice!), most overt racism is banned by law, and the police are supposed to be trained to serve and protect all people, regardless of…

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Why so much anger in Ferguson? 10 facts about the massive economic gap between white America and black America

His Vice. Her Evils.:

Good article. Completely agree about the police acting violently towards peaceful protesters but it does not seem like they have done much to stop protect businesses from looting. However, there are videos and picturing surfing showing members of the community coming together to stand in front of the business to ensure they’re not being broken into.

Also, the media is just ridiculous in general. They show what they want to show and that’s what bothers me the most.

Sometimes things are just about being right and wrong, although this is about race to an extent. It’s also about how the police handled the situation. And honestly, if it was any child this would be a big deal.

Originally posted on Christian Patriots:

U.S.-Map-Money-Public-Domain-300x300When people feel like they don’t have anything else to lose, they are likely to do just about anything.  Many in the mainstream media seem absolutely mystified as to why there is so much anger in Ferguson, but as I pointed out yesterday, all of this anger did not erupt out of a vacuum.  Economic conditions in Ferguson, and for African-Americans as a whole, have been deteriorating for years.  Sadly, many white Americans are totally oblivious to any of this.  Many of them have absolutely no idea that the unemployment rate for black Americans is more than twice as high as it is for white Americans or that the average white household has 22 times as much wealth as the average black household.  But these are things that black communities are acutely aware of.  Many African-Americans that live in poor neighborhoods deeply resent the fact that most of the…

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15 Things 20-Somethings Say, and What They Really Mean

Originally posted on Michael Cristiano:

We’re just so cryptic, you know? Okay… Maybe, we’re not fooling anyone.

“I’m in between jobs.”

Meaning: I have no idea what my life is about anymore. I thought I knew, but that was a lie. And I realized there’s no job market for what I want to do anyway.

“What do you do?”

Meaning: Is there an opening at your workplace? Can you get me in? This is networking, right?

You have a job, you say?

You have a job, you say?

“How have you been?”

Meaning: Are you as lost and confused as me? No? Well then.

“I’m fine.”

Meaning: I’m probably not fine, but I numb myself to real life so I can keep a peaceful existence like everyone else. Oh look, wine!

“I think society is unfair to Millennials.”

Meaning: I’m secretly afraid that everyone is right about Millennials.

“I’d love to travel.”

Meaning: I spend an obscene amount of time cruising…

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