by Team Henné <3 / 4.12.22

The Happiness Report (4.12.22)

In the Netherlands people with dementia can work on care farms

For many people, the later years of life are spent in an institutional setting, their daily choices and activities determined by what they can no longer do. But in the Netherlands, those who develop dementia are offered a different path forward: meaningful, fulfilling work on farms, where they can stay active while continuing to contribute to society.

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Source: BrightVibes

Preschooler shows up to the fire department with a resume. Of course, he got the job.

Sure, tons of little kids might say they want to be a firefighter when they grow up, but for 3-year old Oliver Lipinski, there was no time like the present.

When his parents Courtney and Chris drove by the Parksville Fire Department on volunteer recruiting day, it was as if destiny itself had called. Oliver wanted to be a firefighter. And he wanted to be one now!

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Source: Upworthy

Skateboarding bulldog finds his passion

Chowder the bulldog's family said he seemed a little sad and remote during the first two years of his life. They struggled to find something he enjoyed – until they brought home a skateboard. Chowder was beyond happy, and over the past three and a half years, he's gotten better at it. He now shares his passion on TikTok.

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Source: CBS

New research opens our eyes to the healing power of blueberries

Scientists at the University of Maine uncovered a new and surprising use for blueberries that goes way beyond smoothies and healthy breakfasts — healing chronic wounds, particularly ulcers from diabetes-related skin pressure.

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Source: The Optimist Daily

What Do You Get When You Combine Picture Day With St. Patrick’s Day? Comedy Gold!

When St. Patrick’s Day rolled around, tons of students at Indiana Elementary School were decked out in their best green clothes to celebrate… only to find out that it was also picture day.

Normally, parents are upset when they realize they’ve sent their kid to school in an outfit that’s not picture-day-worthy, but when they got their kid’s proof photos back, all they could do was laugh. Because the photographers used a green screen, any clothing that was green totally disappeared!

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Source: Inspire More

Adorable Baby Kookaburra Swings By For Friendly Conversation With Human

Kookaburras are known for their signature "laugh" but they also have the ability to recognize human faces.

This adorable little guy comes to visit his human friend for friendly chats.

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Source: Sunny Skyz

Dad sets a record pushing his quintuplets in half marathon: 'Anything is possible'

Chad Kempel ran the 13.1-mile race in 2 hours and 19 minutes while his 4-year-olds enjoyed the ride.

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Source: TODAY