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Hi Folks, I came across this phenomena a few years ago but the Video that is in the following Article is really a great piece of work - ingenious actually. And you will see how this effects ALL of Us - from the funny examples to the interesting Facts given by 2 NeuroScientists discussing the Results from a Test, the Guy who made this Video went for. Yes really:)

Distracted walking: A habit that can affect your body, brain

With the streets swarming with ‘petextrians’, concern over road safety looms ever larger. The programme Talking Point explores what happens when phone users walk distractedly and how Singapore can change this habit.

SINGAPORE: Zombies may be fictional, but distracted walkers are all too real. With necks bent, eyes lowered and ears plugged, they navigate our streets with devices in hand — you’ve either seen them or are them.

As early as 2015, a survey conducted by Nanyang Technological University students found that 93 per cent of 419 youths admitted to “multi-tasking while walking”, which led to 598 reported accidents among them.…

HERE'S AN INOVATIVE APPROACH TO WEIGHTLOSS
THAT IS RECORDING GOOD RESULTS.

By Positive.News

You’d be forgiven if you thought the key to improving your health was a New Diet or more Willpower. Turns out it’s Kindness, says the founder of a unique program that launched in January.

Every Sunday, participants in Eddie Jones’ Health Program fill in a form to let him know how they got on during the week. But they’re not tracking workout duration, weight loss or calories. Instead, they’re totting up Acts of Kindness.

“It’s completely Anonymous, so I can’t tell who’s writing. I’ll never know,” Jones says. “I just dip into it every week or two. There have been some really, really wonderful things in there.”

He points to a participant who bought a supermarket voucher for someone who was struggling to feed their children. Another cared for a bee with an injured wing. Someone else simply wrote a kind note to an acquaintance and slipped it into a flower pot for them to find.…

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MANY PEOPLE WANT THEIR KIDS TO BE BRAINY OR SUCCESSFUL WHEN THEY GROW UP.
THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE WILL SHOW YOU A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAY TO HELP YOUR KIDS THAT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY OVERLOOKED OR EVEN UNDISCOVERED BY MOST PARENTS IN THIS DAY and GENERATION.
I HOPE YOU GIVE IT SOME THOUGHT - IT COULD MAKE A LOT OF DIFFERENCE FOR YOUR CHILDREN. SO MANY PARENTS THESE DAYS, HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP ON HOURS OF TV ETC AND AN ABSCENCE OF NATURE. IT HAS NOT EVEN BEEN CONSIDERED BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE. IF WE DON'T HAVE THAT BACKGROUND TO PASS ON, WE NEED TO LEARN FROM THOSE WHO DO and BRING THEIR KIDS UP THAT WAY. SHALL WE GO?

From Rain Or Shine Mamma

When we think of learning, our mind immediately tends to conjure up images of classrooms, desks and text books. After all, school is the epitome of learning and an institution that most of us send our kids to in order to gain essential skills.…

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Hi Folks, thought I would place something Interesting; Fun Loving; Engaging here for THIS YEAR - it's amazing what you find in this list.
See how many you would like to try, hey?

Would you like more Health and Happiness without having to work too hard at it?
Here are some tried and tested tweaks that can lead to big improvements.
These people have some really great ideas.
Here's 40+ from different professions and walks in life!

From The Guardian

Putting a smile on my face the moment I wake up.
It tricks the brain into thinking: ooh, I feel quite good about today!
It’s such a simple thing and it really works.
Gaby Roslin author of Spread the Joy

Leaving my phone downstairs at night.
I bought a Lumie alarm clock to wake me up instead.
It’s helped me to avoid scrolling through news or social media late at night.…

EVERY SO OFTEN THERE IS SOMEONE WHO HAS A VISION TO TAKE ON PERSONALLY TO BE A CONSERVATIONIST TO PRESERVE SOMETHING, AND I THINK THIS SHOULD INTEREST MY OF YOU. ENJOY!

From Positive.News

Tom Brown has spent most of his retirement tracking down all-but-extinct Apple Varieties that once thrived throughout Appalachia, US.

There’s no such thing as a bad apple in Tom Brown’s book, only ones that have lost their way.

The 79-year-old, from Clemmons in the south-eastern US state of North Carolina, has spent the 20-odd years of his retirement tracking down all-but-extinct Apple Varieties that once thrived throughout Appalachia.

Coaxing them back from obscurity in his own Orchards, he is giving new life to Apple Heirlooms with the kind of evocative names you might find in a Tolkien novel: Brushy Mountain Limbertwig, Mule Face and Tucker’s Everbearing are just a few fruits of his considerable labour.

Tom Brown at the Brushy Mountain Festival

“One so-called expert said I should only be trying to find the really outstanding varieties,” he told Positive News.…

I DOUBT THAT ANYONE WILL BE A CANDIDATE TO BREAK HER RECORD, HEY? IT'S 38c TODAY, SO I AM RELAXING AND LOOKING FOR MORE GOOD NEWS ITEMS FOR YOU WHEN I FOUND THIS! THE MORE THE BETTER, HEY???

From the TODAY Program and Associated Press

A 104-year-old Chicago woman is hoping to be certified as the oldest person to ever skydive after leaving her walker on the ground and making a tandem jump in northern Illinois.

Chicago Lady 104 Skydives In Tandem With Instructor Breaks Record

“Age is just a number,” Dorothy Hoffner told a cheering crowd moments after touching the ground Sunday at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, about 85 miles (140 kilometers) southwest of Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The Guinness World Record for oldest skydiver was set in May 2022 by 103-year-old Linnéa Ingegärd Larsson from Sweden. But Skydive Chicago is working to have Guinness World Records certify Hoffner’s jump as a record, WLS-TV reported.…

HERE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE RECENT GOOD NEWS STORIES OF A PERSON WITH A GENEROUS SPIRIT AND VERY CARING TOWARDS HIS FELLOWMAN. SO REFRESHING TO FIND IN A TIME OF GREED and ADVERSITY. SO MANY NICE PEOPLE I MEET IN SHOPPING CENTRES COMMENT ON HOW THE "Money and Greed" PHENONEMA IS GETTING OUT OF HAND. EVERY COMPANY OUT THERE EXPECTS US TO BE THEIR MONEY TREE. WELL HAVE A READ OF THIS.

Millionaire Builds 99 Tiny Homes to Cut Homelessness in His Community – He Even Provides Work On Site for Them

By Andy Corbley -Oct 30, 2023

After selling his company for eight figures to a competitor, one Canadian Entrepreneur is using his profit to build a community of tiny homes for those who need it most.

In the New Brunswick city of Fredericton, his factory is now churning out 1 tiny home every 4 business days in a bid to create the 12 Neighbours gated community of 99 homes and an enterprise center to give homeless Frederictonians a real second chance.…

The Americans just love our Kookaburras - they're simply wrapped in them. This time it's our Maggies! Our Scientists carried out a well thought-out plan because they know the Maggies are such a Smart Intelligent Bird. Yes, they put a lot of thought into it and the Maggies still Won!!!

By Anthony Ham - New York Times

The magpies showed their smarts by helping one another remove tracking harnesses that scientists carefully placed on them.

The Australian magpie is one of the cleverest birds on earth. It has a beautiful song of extraordinary complexity. It can recognize and remember up to 30 different human faces.

But Australians know magpies best for their penchant for mischief. An enduring rite of passage of an Australian childhood is dodging the birds every spring as they swoop down to attack those they view as a threat.…

By Knowable Magazine

Bodies lose their vigor with the passing of the years, but in the emotional realm, older people seem to rule supreme.

For the past 20 years, Susan Turk Charles, a psychologist at the University of California, Irvine, has been monitoring the shifting moods, the sense of satisfaction, and the outbursts of anger and sadness in people of all ages—with a special interest in how we handle and experience emotions as we grow older.

Emotionally Adjusted In Later Years - Happier

She fell in love with the idea of studying a process related to aging that is not defined by a decline. Unlike physical fitness or cognition, where you may see slowing or declines, emotional regulation and experience are often as good, if not better, as we age.

What is the secret behind this grizzled levelheadedness? How can we make sure that as many people as possible can benefit from it?…

By Science Daily

Study shows the dynamics of people's emotions mold otherwise neutral experiences into memorable events

Time flows in a continuous stream -- yet our memories are divided into separate episodes, all of which become part of our personal narrative. How emotions shape this memory formation process is a mystery that science has only recently begun to unravel. The latest clue comes from UCLA psychologists, who have discovered that fluctuating emotions elicited by music helps form separate and durable memories.

The study, published in Nature Communications, used music to manipulate the emotions of volunteers performing simple tasks on a computer. The researchers found that the dynamics of people's emotions molded otherwise neutral experiences into memorable events.

"Changes in emotion evoked by music created boundaries between episodes that made it easier for people to remember what they had seen and when they had seen it," said lead author Mason McClay, a doctoral student in psychology at UCLA.…