4 great reasons to smile more

first_imgThe smiley face was created by Harvey Ball in 1963. Ball later decided that we should all devote one day a year to smiles and acts of kindness. He declared that the first Friday in October should be that day. Today on the 19th annual World Smile Day, make it your mission to do something kind for someone. It’ll make you feel good. This holiday is a great reason to smile, and here are 4 other reasons you should smile more every day.To make a better first impression: When you’re meeting someone for the first time, you want to be warm and friendly. If you’re not smiling, good luck. As they say, “you only get one chance at a first impression.” Make your first impression a good one.To be more attractive: Whether you’re at happy hour or a networking event, you want to be attractive. If you’re looking to meet someone for romantic reasons, you obviously want to be as attractive as possible, but even if it’s a business event, the more attractive and approachable you appear, the better your chance of making a connection.To make you happier: You may be thinking that happiness causes smiles. While that’s true, smiles may also cause happiness. Putting a smile on your face (whether real or not) can actually trick your brain into putting you in a good mood and reduce stress. To me, that seems totally worth the energy it takes to smile.To make someone else’s day: You never know when your smile can completely turn someone else’s day around. If even fake smiles can make your mood better, why wouldn’t you want to pass this gift on to someone else? A smile usually gets a smile in return and that might be just what a stranger needs to brighten up an awful day. 45SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Richard E. Byrd, 86

first_imgRichard E. Byrd, 86, Greensburg, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Our Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus. Born, June 24, 1932 in Connersville, Indiana, he was the son of John and Stella (Grimme) Byrd.  He was a 42-year employee of Bohn Aluminum in Greensburg.  He was a member of the Wyaloosing Creek Golf Course and a former member of the North Branch Golf Course.  Richard was an avid golfer and bowler. He was married to Bonita J. Ray on December 14, 1956 and she preceded him in death on April 23, 2005. He is survived by two sons, Tim (Carlene) Byrd, Walton, KY, John Byrd, Milford; one daughter, Terry Lynn (Dan) Dinsmore, Greensburg; seven grandchildren, Shannan (David) Fields, Columbus, Brandi (Brian) AmRhein, Greensburg,  Jennifer Phelps, Westport, Trent Green, Blake (Alayna) Byrd, Franklin, Josh Byrd, Milford, Chris (Joy Stagge) Byrd, Greensburg; 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, Voley Richard Byrd; two brothers, Gordon Byrd and Charles Grimme; one grandchild, Isabella Byrd. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg with Rev. Doug Preston officiating. Internment with full military graveside rites will be held in the South Park Cemetery in Greensburg. Memorials may be made to the Decatur County Animal Shelter.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Finalists Emerge in MRS Kids Cup

first_imgFinalists have emerged in both Boys Under-12 & Girls Under-16 of 4th MRS Kids Cup slated for today, May 27th at the Campos mini Stadium,Ajele,Lagos,after the completion of semi-final matches.K&B Ace, Dopemu trounced YS Ace, Apapa 4-2 in the first semi-final to set up a final clash against Young Boys Ace,Ajah who defeated Tao United, Oke Afa 3-1 in the second semi-final of the Boys category at Ojo Oniyun playing ground,Ebute-Meta,LagosThe Girls Under-16 final will be between Mary Ace,Sabo and Alara Girls,Epe, after both teams eliminated their respective opponents in the semi-finals. Mary Ace secured their place in the final,after defeating MM Queens,Igando 5-4 on penalties after both sides their tie goalless at the end of regulation time,whileAlaro Girls managed a 2-1 win over Gbemi Queens,Ilasamaja.Speaking ahead of the final,Managing Director of MRS Oil of Nigeria Plc,Andrew Gbodume has assured participants and spectators of a good final to look forward to.“Our organisation was excited with the level of awareness the competition has created among the kids for the past four years and the company will continue to support the children for them to achieve their dreams”,he said.The eventual winners in both categories will go home with N250,000, runners-up N150,000 and the third place finishers N100,000.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Robin, Brook Lopez teaming up with Bucks

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Brook Lopez to sign 4-year, $52M deal with Bucks “It’s invaluable to have a guy who honors his role as an example to the team, a guy who speaks up when a situation needs to be addressed,” Boylen said then, via the Chicago Tribune. “What I want is guys who take ownership of our play and mistakes and coach each other and help each other and hold each other accountable. RoLo has done that.” NBA free agency rumors: Khris Middleton returning to Bucks on 5-year, $178M contract Sources: Lopez agrees to a two-year deal at the full room exception with the second year being a player option. https://t.co/0qkFkRNc0r— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 1, 2019The 31-year-old big man averaged 9.5 points and 3.9 rebounds for the Bulls last season.Bulls coach Jim Boylen praised Lopez’s leadership earlier in the year. Related News NBA free agency 2019 rumor roundup: A complete list of reported deals from action-packed first day Robin Lopez will join his brother, Brook, for the first time since the two played together in college.According to a report from Yahoo Sports, which cited unidentified league sources, the Bucks and Lopez agreed to a two-year deal Sunday. The second season of the contract is a player option. Lopez reportedly had interest from other teams, including the Knicks, who were heavily targeting him, and the Warriors.last_img read more

Slack competed with broken elbow

first_imgDoctors last month discovered that Jamaican heptathlete Salcia Slack had been competing with a broken elbow since last April. During the period, she competed at a number of major events including the NCAA Division II Championships and the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.She is, however, breathing a huge sigh of relief since doctors said the injury has healed on its own and she won’t require surgery.Slack, 26, withdrew midway competition in Beijing because of the injury, and an ankle injury that hampered her ability to be competitive.Then just last month, doctors examining her painful elbow told her she had been competing with a broken bone which would have required surgery. However, further scans showed that the injury was now healed. She now has to undergo rehabilitation therapy which might last six to eight weeks. This was welcome news to the athlete who is hoping to make Jamaica’s team to the Summer Olympics in Rio in August 2016.Online postingIn celebration, she posted on her Facebook page, “On April 8, 2015 I was throwing the javelin and after my second throw, I hurt my elbow while throwing. I had horrible pain after that. I never knew that it was broken twice, so I have been throwing with a broken elbow for months. I did an MRI in September that showed that it was broken, and this had me so worried because it was a high possibility that I would have to have surgery that would rule me out for a year. I have been stressing for weeks now, but the Lord had a different plan for me. The CT scan and the X-Ray came back that it is healed with some swelling to it. Now, it’s time for rehab on this arm”.Slack, who is in her penultimate semester at the New Mexico Highlands University where she is majoring in psychology, is hoping to be able to heal in time to compete in what will be her final indoor season. She also harbours ambitions of being selected to compete for Jamaica at the World Indoor Championships in Poland early next year.On reflection, she said the pain she suffered last season was the worst she had ever experienced.”I am always competing in pain, but this elbow pain was my worst pain ever. This injury only allowed me to throw one throw after it happened, especially in the javelin. I couldn’t even do arm work in the gym after it happened,” she said.Despite the pain, Slack dominated NCAA Division II last season during which she won a handful of awards including Athlete of the Year, and led her team to a third-place finish at the NCAA Division II Championships in Michigan in May. She was also inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.last_img read more