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All we want for christmas is...

All we want for christmas is...

In a CensusWide survey, nearly half of the women surveyed said they want jewelry for Christmas. The next lower percentage said they’d like a weekend break or holiday. Gift vouchers to a favorite store are third on the list followed by handmade presents. For men, a third of them want gift vouchers, but only around 20% get them. Another third want clothing, but way more than a third (almost half) gets clothing. What do you want for Christmas this year?

Kindness

Kindness

We know kindness begets kindness, but one observational study showed that one act of kindness can actually triple the effect in social networks. During the experiment, when one person acted generously, the next person did too, and so on and so on, even when it didn’t seem to be in their best interest. The explanation? People mimic the behavior they observe. Well, there you go. Kindness is contagious. Be kind.

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Make it bigger

Make it bigger

More studies confirm that exercise is not just good for your body; it’s good for your brain. In fact, it actually makes your brain bigger – specifically the hippocampus, the region of the brain associated with learning and memory. Any kind of exercise is beneficial, including simply stretching, but heart-pumping aerobic exercise showed more growth. Well, don’t just sit there. Get moving!

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OVER SharentING

OVER SharentING

Social media is a powerful tool that can connect people all over the world. But, as parents we really need to think before we post too much about our children. Obviously our accounts should be set to private, but in addition to that, we should keep details vague in our posts. Pictures for family to see are great, but names, birthdays, locations, etc. don’t need to be there. It puts our children’s privacy, and potential safety, at risk. It’s estimated that by 2030, nearly two-thirds of identity fraud cases will have resulted from sharenting.

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