Sometimes, it feels good to leave a great tip. Perhaps, you let your awesome waitress know that she did a great job or perhaps you choose to leave a huge anonymous tip for your attentive waiter. No matter, we, at GoodNews Notebook, hope you left a good tip. Is there a science or an Art to Tipping properly. We would like to think so.
A social psychologist Deborah Serani of Long Island, New York, reported, “People with cash to burn see a “pay it forward” case on the news and realize they can also help.”
“There is a social contagion factor to this generous kind of behavior, but I think it goes way deeper than that,” Serani said. “On an evolutionary level, generosity has been a key to the survival of the species. What this does is it allows those who are struggling to have some success and as a result we are all better for it.”
Huge tips are also sometimes seen as easy charity and a “quick and powerful way to give,” Serani said.
Random acts of kindness, like paying for the car behind you in a fast food drive-thru line, are common after tragedies, she added.
“There is such struggle and tragedy in our days – I just saw another shooting happen. What this does is give people the ability to do something of impact,” Serani said. “From tragedy comes urges to be generous and helpful.”
And the good feeling works both ways, as both parties experience a “high return.”
In other words, the person leaving a huge tip feels just as good as the person who receives it, Serani said.
Many real-life Peter Pans, like the man behind Hidden Cash and the big tipper who stamped “Tips for Jesus” on his receipts, chose to remain anonymous.
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Global Tipping Guide (or World Tip Guide) is currently the top leading app in providing tipping information to make your next trip a pleasant one. It also provides a fully featured tip calculator, and an expense report for you to use during your next trips.
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New Apple Ingredient Discovery Keeps Muscles Strong!
by: Michael Clonts
The subjects given ursolic acid also became leaner and had lower blood levels of glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides. The findings therefore suggest that ursolic acid may be responsible for some of the overall benefits of healthy eating.
“We know if you eat a balanced diet like mom told us to eat you get this material,” the researchers explained “People who eat junk food don’t get this.”
It is not yet clear whether the findings will translate to human patients, but the goal now is to “figure out if this can help people.” If so, they don’t yet know whether Ursolic Acid at levels that might be consumed as part of a normal diet might or might not be enough.
mRNA Expression Signatures of Human Skeletal Muscle Atrophy Identify a Natural Compound that Increases Muscle Mass. Cell Metabolism
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By Connie Alsobrook
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4. Lemonade Stand
5. Pet Sit/House Sit
7. Yard Sale
8. Donate Your Sperm/Eggs
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13. Sell your photos with Foap
14. Rent out your house for filming
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Time management is hard! I know, I still have to make a conscious decision everyday to be sure I am using my time wisely. First thing in the morning is not bad. I spend the first couple of hours reading my bible and in prayer. But afterwards, when I should be working, my mind and body wants to sit in front of the television and watch I Love Lucy.
This wouldn’t be problem except that my most productive hours are in the morning. So I can’t waste time watching television, surfing the internet, or checking emails. I know that after 2pm my body and mind start winding down and nothing is getting done. This may not be your particular situation. You may be at your best in the afternoon. Or maybe you want and are trying to carve out time for yourself and/or your family. Whatever the particular situation, we know we need to take control of our time. Below are some tips to help you manage time stealers:
1) Turn off the television. With TiVo, internet, etc., there is no excuse for not being able to watch your favorite television shows at a later time. You may have to re-train your body and emotions if they are used to watching television at a certain time during the day. Yes, there may be withdrawal but you will overcome.
2) Prioritize. Block off time in your day to do what is most important. Make this uninterrupted time. Turn off the phone. If necessary, let family and friends know that this time is for your family, when you are working, or your quiet time.
3) Limit your cell phone and computer use. These are the true time stealers. I know that there are emails and alerts you must check, but if you are checking these several times within the hour, that is too much of your time that you could be using for more important things. Prioritize your calls and check you emails twice a day, preferably around lunch and after your workday.
Time is the one thing we cannot get back. Remember: “Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.” ~Alan Lakein.
Wallette V. McCall is an author, speaker and Life Transition Strategist for women. Wallette publishes the “Breakthrough to Change” Ezine on how to navigate significant change in your personal and professional life at: www.AnotherLevelCoaching.com
By Connie Alsobrook
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By Connie Alsobrook
October is here and many people, celebrities, companies are “Going Pink” in honor of Breast Cancer Month. The Good News Notebook found a gentleman by the name of Dwight Pope from Tennessee Valley that was doing something totally different. He create an event hosted by a group of men to honor women that were affect by Breast Cancer, named, “Men in Honor of Women in the Fight against Breast Cancer.”
Pope was his mother’s caretaker for 3 years when she was battling the disease. “It drains you emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, and financially on every level,” stated Pope. During the fight
Pope said he learned a lot when caring for his mother such as, using the energy should be focused on people suffering from cancer, not the cancer itself. “It offers us the opportunity as human beings to show compassion for each other, to listen to each other, and be willing to care and uplift each other.” said Pope
The Genesis of the event was given to Dwight Pope, It’s an event that will totally be produced by men, décor, food, hosting, entertainment, affirmations. Men will buy all tickets as a gift for women that they want to affirm. The event will focus less on Breast Cancer as a whole and more on Honoring and affirming our women.
Throughout history our women have shouldered the burden as backbone of our communities, they often carry so much pain to keep their loved ones from worry. Men for the most part have been silent in their struggle; we support them in non-verbal ways, but they need to hear from us, they need us to open up about how we feel about them.
This event will serve as a formal acknowledgement to all of them, our Mothers , Grandmothers, Aunts, Sisters and friends that we are here, we see their sacrifice and we Love them.
“IN HER NAME” is an Affirmation Event produced strictly by Men in Honor of Women in the Fight against Breast Cancer. It will take place Sunday October 12th 4-6p.m at Bob Harrison Senior Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
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Pumpkins, like other squash, are native to North America. Pumpkins are widely grown for commercial use, and are used both in food and recreation. Pumpkin pie, for instance, is a traditional part of Thanksgiving meals in the United States, although commercially canned pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie fillings are usually made from different kinds of winter squash than the pumpkins frequently carved as jack o’lanterns for decoration around Halloween.
By Connie Alsobrook
Driving an older car gives the perception of not having any money to
purchase a new car. Why else would you be driving an car over 10 years
old. There are tons of reasons to drive your vintage car until, as they
“until the wheels fall off”.
Some individuals hold on to their older model cars for sentimental purposes. Automobiles are sometimes passed down to another family member and even gifted in a will. When this happens it makes giving up your vehicle very difficult because of all the precious memories that were experienced in that particular car.
While most of us love our old cars, and bragging rights as to who has the most miles, sometimes we do have to let go. Weigh your options and make the best decision for you and your family, not because someone else thinks you look better in a new car.
Here are a few things to consider……………………..
SAVINGS If you have had your car for more than 10 years, chances are you do not
have a car payment. Car payments minimum are about 250.00 per month, so
let say you have not made a vehicle payment for the last 5 years. You
would have saved at least 15,000. Throwing money into a new car just for the sake of having a newer model is not always the best decision. Again with a new car comes extra expenses, the up keep along is pricey.
INSURANCE The longer you have your automobile the less you pay for car insurance, and taxes. In some states if you keep your vehicle over 20 years it
is considered to be an antique and you are eligible for a tag that represents that.
MAINTENANCE When you have been driving your car for a number of years
you become very familiar with it and know immediately when there is a
problem. Parts for an older cars can be easily found at savage/junk yards.
Regular mechanic shops can service your vehicle, they are not required to visit a dealer, which will charge you twice as much for repairs.
RELIABILITY/SAFETY This is the most important thing when considering keeping your car.
Here is a list of estimates for common replaced car parts to give you an idea of car payment vs repairs.
Spark Plugs $4.00 – $30.00
Alternator $120.00 – 300.00
Fuel Pump $179.00 -$226.00
Water pump $80.00 – $600.00
Clutch $15.00- $500.00
Starter $150.00 – $450.00
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By Connie Alsobrook
Recently many states have legalize medical marijuana (MM), some individuals
are happy and other do not understand the benefits.
So far there are 21 states that have legalized MM, and 8 more states
are pending legislation to legalize.
1.Seizures Marijuana is defined as a muscle relaxant and has
“antispasmodic” ( a drug or an herb that suppresses muscle spasms)
effective treatment for seizures. Many Georgia residents that have
children with multiple daily seizures are moving to Colorado for
2.Multiple Sclerosis Former talk show host Montel Williams made it
know to the world he use marijuana to treat his MS. It works to
stop the neurological effects and muscle spasms that accompany the
3.Alzheimer’s In 2006 The Scipps Institute, proved that the THC
that is found in marijuana works to prevent Alzheimer’s. They
discovered by blocking the deposits in the brain that cause the
4.Premenstrual Syndrome Medical Marijuana can be used to help
with cramps and discomfort that causes monthly PMS symptoms.
History shows marijuana and PMS go far back to Queen Victoria.
5. ADD and ADHD A study by USC showed marijuana is an excellent
alternative for Ritalin. MM also has no negative side effects
like prescribed pharmaceutical.
By Connie Alsobrook
Sitting in the house not eating, crying to friends, or moving around
is not good for your body. Do the opposite of what you want to do and
you will immediate feel better.
2. Think Of All The Good Things You Have. The loss is anything is painful,
especially when it is someone you once loved and thought you would
spend the rest of you life with.
After the breakup you focus of the negative things instead of all the
positive things in your life, because somehow we feel rejected. We
all have great things in our life, think of those and be grateful. Each
day when you get up think of one thing you are grateful for, and say it
3. Give Back. Charity work always feel good, when you are able to do
something for someone else. Once you see you have helped another person
you get that warm fuzzy feeling back. Believe it, helping others does
4. Eat Your Favorite Food. Just the mere thought of our favorite food
sometimes makes us feel better. There are “feel good” foods that could be
your favorite as well. Here are a few of those: Grapefruit,blueberries
lettuce, and cranberries So go ahead and indulge on whatever it is you love (do not over do it).
5. Candles. Try not to think of candles for only romance. Candles are
used for many purposes, including relaxation. Light a few scent candles,
for aroma therapy and feel the calmness come over you.