by Team Henné <3 / May 18, 2021

THE HAPPINESS REPORT (5.18.21)

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THIS 101-YEAR-OLD HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR CALLS HIMSELF 'THE HAPPIEST MAN ON EARTH'

After surviving Auschwitz, Eddie Jaku is inspiring others to live their happiest lives.

At 101 years old, Eddie Jaku has over a century of wisdom and life experience to draw from — and he's trying to use it to help others see the world in a more positive light.

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https://www.today.com/news/holocaust-survivor-eddie-jaku-happiest-man-earth-t218054

Source: TODAY


ANIMALS LAUGH TOO, SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS SUGGESTS

Human laughter is common, but it’s a somewhat mysterious part of our evolution; writes Jessica Wolf, for a UCLA Newsroom report dated 6 May, 2021.

It’s clear to evolutionary scholars that we laugh as a part of play, signaling our cooperation or friendliness. But how did laughter evolve? And are humans the only ones who do it? Not a chance: Animals laugh too, researchers have observed.

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https://www.brightvibes.com/2306/en/animals-laugh-too-scientific-analysis-suggests

Source: BrightVibes


78-YEAR-OLD GRADUATE FULFILLS LIFELONG DREAM OF EARNING COLLEGE DEGREE

Vivian Cunningham is a grandmother, great-grandmother and now a college graduate.

The 78-year-old graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, on May 8.

Cunningham, who was a single mom of two in the 1960s, worked as a custodian and then in the mailroom at the Alabama Power Company. The company offered to reimburse her college tuition.

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https://abcnews.go.com/US/78-year-graduate-fulfills-lifelong-dream-earning-college/story?id=77655585

Source: ABC News


CUSTODIAN BECOMES A TEACHER AT THE SAME SCHOOL SHE ONCE WORKED

Nothing can stop a determined person in pursuing life’s dreams — not age, and not even financial limitations.

Wanda Smith, 48, is a living proof that no matter how difficult the journey toward one’s goals is, if the will is strong, it will happen, just like how she fulfilled her long-time dream of being a teacher.

Continue reading:
https://healthyhappynews.com/custodian-becomes-a-teacher-at-the-same-school-she-once-worked-video/

Source: Healthy Happy News


NEW AUSTRALIAN MARINE PARKS PROTECT AREA TWICE GREAT BARRIER REEF’S SIZE

The Australian government has moved to create two new marine protected areas that cover an expanse of ocean twice the size of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

The two parks will be established around Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean to the northwest of continental Australia. The new parks cover 740,000 square kilometers (286,000 square miles) of ocean.

Continue reading:
https://news.mongabay.com/2021/05/two-new-australian-marine-parks-protect-area-twice-the-size-the-great-barrier-reef/

Source: Mongobay