The Fact’s of Life !!

It’s nearly that time of year again when we start to think about christmas. Presents, food,  drinks and hopefully some good stories and jokes. But if the conversation is starting to wane with that aunt you only see once a year, here are a few facts that can keep the evening intersting and put the awkward moments along with wrapping paper in the bin!

1 40 percent of all bottled water sold in the world is bottled tap water.

2 27,000 trees are felled each day for toilet paper.

3 Cat originally means ‘dog.’ The word comes from the Latin catulus, a small dog or puppy.

4 Humans and elephants are the only animals with chins.

5 Octopuses have three hearts.

6 Dolphins shed the top layer of their skin every two hours.

 

Homeless Man developes App

A man called Leo who worked for MetLife, in America lost his job in 2011. He was subsequently priced out of his area and found himself homeless.

A gentleman called Mr McConlogue offered Leo two choices – $100 or a free laptop, coding books and daily coding lessons. Leo decided to take opportunity over cash.

McConlogue struck a deal with Leo. He would happily provide him with a Samsung Chromebook, three coding books, a wireless hotspot, a solar charger and something to hide the laptop in while Leo was on the streets, as well as one hour coding lessons every day. The rest, he said was up to Leo.

So Leo’s opportunity began, lessons started outside every morning at 8am sharp. After four weeks Leo went from having no idea what coding was to finishing creating his first app.

‘Yeah! I mean, I thought coding was something that went over like, a dessert,’ Leo told an American paper.

Now Leo has developed an app, set to launch very soon, which will address global warming and other environmental issues that are close to his heart.

Leo would not divulge the exact details of his new app!! It just shows time and a coding book and anyone can start a buiness!

Gratitude

imageThere’s an old saying that if you’ve forgotten the language of gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with happiness.
Apparently, positive vibes aren’t just for hippies. If you want in on the fun, here are some simple things you can do to build positive momentum toward a more happy and fulfilling life:

1) Keep a daily journal of three things you are thankful for. This works well first thing in the morning, or just before you go to bed.

2) Make it a practice to tell a spouse, partner or friend something you appreciate about them every day.

3) Look in the mirror when you are brushing your teeth, and think about something you have done well recently or something you like about yourself.

Be grateful for what you have