Recently, I just stumbled upon this eye-opening article:
Since moving to the NYC area, I’ve noticed that many companies are asking so much of employees – TOO much. So many of my friends are overworked; working late hours, over the weekend, and are expected to essentially dedicate their lives to their job…and are completely underpaid for it. And it’s expected.
After reading that, I decided I need to spread some happiness. Here we go!
Is yours a happy state? I was extremely excited to see my home state of Iowa ranked as the 9th happiest state, for reasons like “feeling safe walking alone at night” and “access to clean water”. Iowans also report feeling like they can afford food and shelter. “Iowans are also among the happiest with their work environments, generally feeling that they are satisfied by their jobs, treated well by their bosses, and using their strengths.” Great to see after that last article!
Perfect article to follow that last one, right?
What could life be like without social media? Take a look!
I’ve been following this column in the New York Times for a few months now; it’s written from the viewpoint of a 20-something’s experiences with leukemia. Sidenote: there’s something you can do to help. Visit BeTheMatch.org (operated by the National Marrow Donor Program) and request a swab kit. If you meet the basic guidelines, you’ll receive a kit in the mail to swab your cheek cells. You send it back and they add you to the registry. If anyone ever needs a bone marrow transplant and you’re a match, you’ll receive a call. Even if you receive a call, you aren’t required to donate. It’s always voluntary.
I love Lora’s post about how her nutritionist has helped her increase her energy and improve her workouts. Hint: eating new foods and MORE calories has her feeling happier!
And now for another hysterical “goats screaming like humans” video (can’t get enough):
What’s your favorite funny online video? How do you de-stress? Is your state “happy”? Fill me in! Make me laugh!
Cheers to a happy weekend!