The Surest Way To Get Happy? Give Something Away.

‘Tis the season of generosity, and research published in Nature Communications shows you’ll want to get in the spirit. When people were told they’d receive $25 for four weeks, those who agreed to give it away felt significantly happier and had greater activity in the brain’s reward regions than those who agreed to use it on themselves. To reap brain […]

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Boy Who is Allergic to Sunlight Gets Big Surprise

Peyton Madden is just your average 11-year-old who likes superheroes, playing with his friends, and biking around his neighborhood. The difference between him and his friends, however, is that Peyton is allergic to sunlight. The youngster from El Dorado, Kansas was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called xeroderma pigmentosum when he was just 3 years old. The condition, which […]

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Coffee and a Muffin at Restaurant Drive-thru Saves a Stranger’s Life

Every day that Glen Oliver orders his morning coffee at the Tim Horton’s drive-thru window, he insists on paying for the order of the person behind him. He also asks the restaurant workers to tell the customer to have a great day “in case they’re not already having one”.  Oliver has never made a big deal out of his own generous […]

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Can Money Buy Happiness After All?

Read the original article here. The Very Best Christmas Money Can’t Buy By Gary Thomas One Christmas, about 20 years ago, our oldest daughter wanted a doll that was absurdly expensive. It cost over $100, and we lived on a ministry budget. This wasn’t a passing infatuation, however. Allison had been talking about that doll for months, even occasionally sleeping […]

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Are We Wrong About Global Warming?

Global warming has not accelerated temperature rise in the bulk atmosphere in more than two decades, according to a new study funded by the Department of Energy. University of Alabama-Huntsville climate scientists John Christy and Richard McNider found that by removing the climate effects of volcanic eruptions early on in the satellite temperature record it showed virtually no change in […]

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Are (Hum)Bugs Hiding In Your Christmas Tree?

A warning from pest control company Safer Brand might have even die-hard Christmas tree lovers opting for a fake one this year. As many as 25,000 bugs are lurking on the average Christmas tree, according to an infographic posted on Safer’s website. These pests, according to the Pennsylvania-based company, commonly include aphids, spiders, mites, adelgids, pine needle scale, sawflies, praying […]

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Flying American Airlines This Holiday Season? You Might Not Have A Pilot!

Are you scheduled to fly American Airlines over the holidays? You might what to confirm your flight. A technical glitch has reportedly left thousands of December American Airlines flights without scheduled pilots — a mistake that, if left unsolved, could imperil the status of thousands of flights during one of the year’s busiest holiday travel periods. The Allied Pilots Association, […]

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