How to be hAPPier -- Six Apps To Make You Happy!
Does your iPhone make you happy? It can! Here are six apps sure to make you happier. Smile!
"Live a Measurably Happier Life With Cloud Nine - The Virtual Life Coach That Fits in The Palm of Your Hand! Based on the growing field of "Positive Psychology", the Cloud Nine app simplifies and combines research from the world's leading universities and psychology experts to help users from every walk of life reach measurably higher levels of happiness."
Hmm . . . I haven't tried this one out myself yet but how can you resist a promo like that?!
"Write down five things you are grateful for each day in your gratitude journal.
Do this for at least one month and your life will change forever.
"The gratitude journal truly changed my life." - Oprah Winfrey"
Gratitude, it's been shown, can make you happier. Be grateful, and use your iPhone to help you remember to be!
"Carbon Footprint is an application for the iPhone and iPod touch that allows you to track fuel usage for multiple cars. By entering a few pieces of data every time you put fuel in your tank, Carbon Footprint is able to collect and calculate a number of useful statistics."
Everyone feels guilty about global warming (and if you don't, you should!) . . . Doing something about helping our planet, even a baby step, can help you feel good about where we're heading.
WORDS WITH FRIENDS
Use your technology to stay connected to your friends, and to your playful side. Words with Friends describes themselves as a movement, not just a game, and it's true! Join the movement!
"The Amble application by Louis Vuitton offers new ways of capturing your travel memories and sharing them with your friends. Create your own unique tours: the Ambles. Take personal pictures, notes, videos and sounds along your way. And save the spots you like most, anywhere in the world. Let augmented reality lead you, record your travel experiences, visit your favorite celebrity’s spots—it’s everything you need to create unforgettable journeys. Whether you want to remember a walk you particularly enjoyed or need to prepare a visit to a new destination, with Amble you will always be ready to explore the world." Not everyone can afford Louis Vuitton luggage, but you can probably afford the Louis Vuitton app! Exploring the wonders of the world, and enjoying every moment, is a great way to be happy! Amble and enjoy!
Yes, that's right, Instagram! The best way to make someone happy, including yourself, is to share a smile. Studies show that smiling can actually make you feel happier! So find some fun things to share, including the smiles of those around you, point, shoot, and share! Smile! You'll feel happier, and so will those you're sharing those Instagrams with!
The Ivy Girl Academy is a leadership training program for teenage girls in South Jordan, Utah, and it culminates with a pageant that's a little different from the typical kind of beauty contest. At the Ivy Girl pageants, the contestants showcase leadership skills that they've developed over the course of their time with the Academy. Leading up to the pageant is a four-month intensive program consisting of 30 hours of service, character-building challenges, and mentorship of younger Ivy Girls through community clubs.
Started as a social experiment in Venice Beach, California, the Community Healing Gardens has grown into so much more. Co-founder Nicole Landers initially wanted to develop a framework for introducing new and long-standing residents of her neighborhood to one another, and her mind made a natural leap.
Most people know them for their coffee, but that's not why we're celebrating Starbucks today. Because coffee is not what brought a young Kenyarah Williams to Starbucks' doors. What she wanted was a solid job, and that's what Starbucks offered her. Kenyarah had her first child at eighteen, and she quickly found herself working three jobs to support a growing family. When she started at Starbucks as a barista 9 years ago, her place of employment was outside of her neighborhood of Englewood in Chicago. Today, Kenyarah is thriving as a store manager at a shop in Englewood, and is helping to bring opportunities like the one she grabbed to other young people in her community.
We've met a lot of amazing organizations and non-profits over the years, especially ones that do amazing things to help shelter dogs, who are close to euthanasia, find love and forever homes. Some of these organizations are small and community based, while others cover a larger regional or national footprint. No matter their size, what they do to support these dogs is nothing short of inspirational.
The Trenton Thunder, a minor league baseball affiliate of the NY Yankees, has an unusual way of getting through the dog days of summer. If you attend their home games, you will find Golden Retrievers serving as the "bat dogs" and mascots for the minor league baseball team.
Air Hollywood is the world's largest aviation-themed entertainment studio, but that's not the only feature that makes it special. Every year, for one night only, Air Hollywood opens its hangar to the public for a special event called Open Sky for Autism.
Do you ever wonder how veterans cope with life once they come home from combat? After being trained to be on high-alert 24/7, what's it like for them to integrate back into everyday society? It raises the question: our military members protect us, but who protects them?
Jack Cunningham is a normal kid. He does well in school. He loves playing sports and hanging out with friends and family. He also happens to be missing both of his legs... But he hasn't let his condition stop him from living life to the fullest.