A Smile To Make You Happy!

Did you know that smiling is supposed to make us feel happy! This is the finding from a study by shoe brand Moshulu: Having studied 2000 people, they found that seven in ten believed that smiling at others made them feel happy. Smiling Makes Us Happy? If smiles and happiness go hand in hand, then…

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A Swing…A See-Saw…And A Heart That Is Full

Today, my heart was full! Allow me to explain… A Little One To Love It’s seems that it was just yesterday that I sat through the night with the woman of my dreams, my wife of 21 years, and waited for the arrival of our third daughter. That ‘just yesterday’ was actually 8 years ago. Then I…

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Turning $300 into $1.6 billion…and it’s not all about business!

    Some of the largest trees grow from the smallest seeds. The size of this ‘tree’ is no exception!  Small beginnings The beginnings of Deluxe would hardly have been noticed back in 1915. Then, a certain W.R. Hotchkiss borrowed $300. His idea: The first personalised flat-pocket check book and holder. Outstanding growth One hundred…

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In Praise Of Every Homes Unsung Hero

One of the most common of human frailties is taking for granted the gifts we’ve become accustomed to. As a husband of nearly 21 years, and a father of just over 16, one such gift, perhaps my most precious, is my wife. But if taking her for granted was a crime, I’d have to plead guilty…

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Education, Persil’s New And Noble Objective

Is there a link between poverty and education? The numbers don’t lie! Go anywhere in the world and you will find that the children who suffer most from a lack of adequate education are those who are poor. Share This:

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Wealth, Health AND Happiness!

You’d think that the more ‘blings’ and ‘things’ we had, the more satisfied we’d be, wouldn’t you? And that, when we’re able to stave off sickness and ageing, we’d arrive at happiness? While wealth and health may be great, on their own, they can be a bit of a two-legged chair. Wealth and Health are on the…

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When Retire Means Re-Tyre

Ever had to re-tyre your vehicle? It can be costly, but its important! I don’t always check the tread on my tyres, but those times when I do, it’s usually before I take a long journey with my family. To re-tyre could actually affect the distance I make, and the pleasure I get from it.…

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Not So Easy…Jet!

£6.5 million…That’s how much Easy Jet has raised for Unicef through its “Change for Good” partnership since July 2012. “Change for Good”, or variations thereof, is used by numerous airline companies to encourage travellers to donate the ‘change’ they have at the end of their holidays to charity. If you’ve travelled abroad, you will probably have…

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ScottishPower: Powering Cancer Research

Looking for a gas and electricity supplier? If ScottishPower is available in your area, give them serious consideration. I can’t vouch for their service, efficiency or costs compared to other providers, but I can vouch for their heart. I would love to know what triggered it, but all I know at present is that they…

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The January Dilemma: Offering A Lift On An Empty Tank

If there’s one month when you might be forgiven for putting generosity on sabbatical, it’s this one. January probably has you holding your breath BIG time. Christmas has come and gone and left you with serious doubts on how to cover any known expenses. And if any ‘curve balls’ happen to head in your direction,…

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