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DailyGood7 Ways To Exercise Your Brain & Why You ShouldResearchers believe that your brain performance peaks in your 50's and then begins decreasing. The good news is that the brain is highly adaptable. Repetitive brain exercises practiced both early and later in life keeps the brain strong and helps it combat the reduced memory, thinking speed, problem solving, and reasoning that can set in later in life. Read on to learn about seven easy, scientifically proven, results-oriented brain exercises that will help keep your brain healthy today and tomorrow. [Full Story on DailyGood.org]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

36 Acts of Kindness, ohadinte
Oct 18 -- A few days ago I celebrated my 36th birthday. I decided to do 36 anonymous acts of kindness that day. So I bought 36 ... Full Story

A Cake For The Man Who Waves, xenahugs
Oct 16 -- I baked two cakes last night - one for my children and another to give away today.  When I have the ... Full Story

Kindness Ninja Saturday! , kaya63
Oct 15 -- Happy weekend, RAOKtivists! It's Kindness Ninja Saturday!! My sweet class of 23 second graders absolutely love ... Full Story

An Angel In The Check-out Line, kellyg724
Oct 14 -- It was a busy day at the grocery store and two young ladies were in line behind me with birthday balloons.  ... Full Story

Small Acts

"I made a zen tangling card today and wrote "Have a great day" on it. I addressed it to dear stranger and will leave it on a bench at the bus stop. " kvpsummer, Oct 16

"I had a lot of diapers (new, unopened) to get rid of since my daughter is potty trained. I gave them to a woman in need today for much less than the original cost!" shasha, Oct 17

"Laying here alone in a room right now giving myself 15 minutes of silence. I feel like crying for some reason? I don't know why but I just need the release." kaylawilborn, Oct 18

"Today I am going to bake a new pumpkin muffin recipe that encompasses the fall season for a friends birthday party on Saturday! Hope she enjoys them!" rebeccadhamer, Oct 16

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The way attorney and UCLA lecturer Tony Tolbert figures it: you don’t have to have money to be generous. Tony became inspired by Kevin and Hannah Salwen, who sold their 6,500 square foot home, and donated $800,000 to charity. He decided to loan his home to Felicia Dukes, a single parent of four, for a full year. After giving birth to her fourth child, Felicia fell behind on payments, and became homeless. Thanks to Tony’s generosity, Felicia could recuperate financially and emotionally. As for Tony? He’s planning to donate his home again to another family in need. [Source: KarmaTube]

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Words of Wisdomimage

image Conscious Simplicity, by Duane Elgin
Here are three major ways that I see the idea of simplicity presented in today’s popular media: 1) Crude or Regressive Simplicity: The mainstream media often shows simplicity as a path of regress instead of progress. Simplicity is frequently presented as anti-­â€technology... Read more on iJourney.org

image Kitchen Teachings: Conversation with Cherri Farrell, by Richard Whittaker
Cherri Farrell teaches consumer and family science, a subject that used to be called home economics. She teaches at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, California. Her curriculum is devoted largely to cooking and nutrition and it's also. Read More on Conversations.org

Today's Quote

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous. Carl Sagan

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