Happiness

Tareen Dermatology Sponsors 9th Annual Palentine's Event for Minnesota's Big Brother, Big Sister Organization, with Momento in St. Paul

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Friday, February 16, 2024

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Tareen Dermatology sponsored its 9th annual Palentine's event for Minnesota's Big Brother, Big Sister organization.

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  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Tareen Dermatology sponsored its 9th annual Palentine's event for Minnesota's Big Brother, Big Sister organization.
  • This year, Momento, owned by Morrissey Hospitality, was the official catering partner for the event, which added an extra touch of culinary excellence to the occasion.
  • Each year, the Palentine's event is a testament to Tareen Dermatology's commitment to community engagement and supporting organizations that positively impact young individuals' lives.
  • By sponsoring this event, Tareen Dermatology allows "Bigs" and "Littles" to come together and enjoy a special dinner in a warm and friendly environment, expertly catered by Momento.

XanEdu Announces the Release of Unlocking the Potential for Student Success

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Unlocking the Potential for Student Success teaches the science of resilience and happiness by fostering mental well-being to improve the quality of life.

Key Points: 
  • Unlocking the Potential for Student Success teaches the science of resilience and happiness by fostering mental well-being to improve the quality of life.
  • The textbook takes a holistic approach to student success, including cognitive, emotional, social, nutritional, physical, and spiritual aspects of well-being.
  • Unlocking the Potential for Student Success was written to show students how to build resilience to be able to thrive and succeed academically.
  • After reading Unlocking the Potential for Student Success, students will:
    Enhance their well-being by tapping into the six pillars of resilience.

AI will let us read ‘lost’ ancient works in the library at Herculaneum for the first time

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Friday, February 16, 2024

It was soon discovered the carbonised lumps they thought were rolled-up hunting or fishing nets, or bolts of cloth, in fact contained writing.

Key Points: 
  • It was soon discovered the carbonised lumps they thought were rolled-up hunting or fishing nets, or bolts of cloth, in fact contained writing.
  • What these peasants had found turned out to be a huge building from the ancient Roman age, when the town was known as Herculaneum.
  • I have worked on the scrolls in the Herculaneum library since 2010, when I began my PhD thesis on Philodemus’s text On Poems.
  • This means no one alive has ever read the first sentence of a Herculaneum text, only the first visible, surviving sentence.

Unrolling and reading the library

  • In 1753, Italian priest and scholar Antonio Piaggio, on loan from the Vatican library, invented a machine to unroll the papyri by slowly pulling the outer layer off.
  • Hundreds of Herculaneum papyri were thus unrolled, though their harder outer bits were cut off to get at the better preserved insides.
  • Philodemus of Gadara is the most common author in the library.
  • Epicurus makes up a substantial proportion of the library too – especially On Nature, his magnum opus.

What will we find?

  • The chances of finding lost Ancient Greek literature are slim because none has so far been found in the Herculaneum library, though it would be thrilling.
  • But there’s real hope for more Latin literature at Herculaneum – lost works from the first centuries BC and AD.
  • There will be more Philodemus and, as a scholar of his work, I am over the moon about this.


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Michael McOsker does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Report: Beyoncé, Mr. T, Carl Weathers Were Most Engaging Super Bowl LVIII Ad Celebrities

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Queen Bey topped our charts by generating 2,876% more engagement than the median Super Bowl LVIII celebrity.

Key Points: 
  • Queen Bey topped our charts by generating 2,876% more engagement than the median Super Bowl LVIII celebrity.
  • Usher drives major engagement across multiple appearances: Super Bowl LVIII was the Usher show — and not just during halftime.
  • All three appearances landed in our top 25 most engaging celebrity activations, with Usher’s halftime show generating 539% more engagement than the median Super Bowl celebrity.
  • Viewers were moved by FanDuel’s tribune to the late, great Carl Weathers: Beloved Rocky, Happy Gilmore, and Arrested Development actor Carl Weathers sadly passed away before his planned appearance in FanDuel’s Super Bowl ad.

Automotive Interiors Market Size to Grow USD 194 Billion by 2029 at a CAGR of 6.2% | Valuates Reports

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

The global Automotive Interiors Market size was valued at 138 billion USD in 2022 and is projected to reach 194 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2029.

Key Points: 
  • The global Automotive Interiors Market size was valued at 138 billion USD in 2022 and is projected to reach 194 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2029.
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    The market for automobile interiors is expanding due to rising consumer demand for vehicles with improved comfort, style, and functionality.
  • The incorporation of cutting-edge safety measures, ergonomic design principles, and interior technology advancements are the main drivers of market growth.
  • Developments in car interior technologies are driving the growth of the automotive interiors market.

Automotive Interiors Market Size to Grow USD 194 Billion by 2029 at a CAGR of 6.2% | Valuates Reports

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

The global Automotive Interiors Market size was valued at 138 billion USD in 2022 and is projected to reach 194 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2029.

Key Points: 
  • The global Automotive Interiors Market size was valued at 138 billion USD in 2022 and is projected to reach 194 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2029.
  • Claim Your Free Sample Now:
    The market for automobile interiors is expanding due to rising consumer demand for vehicles with improved comfort, style, and functionality.
  • The incorporation of cutting-edge safety measures, ergonomic design principles, and interior technology advancements are the main drivers of market growth.
  • Developments in car interior technologies are driving the growth of the automotive interiors market.

New study reveals four critical barriers to building healthier Canadian cities

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The 15-minute city is all about accessibility, time efficiency and expanding options for everyone, not just the most well-off.

Key Points: 
  • The 15-minute city is all about accessibility, time efficiency and expanding options for everyone, not just the most well-off.
  • Achieving this goal, and designing healthier spaces, begins with a comprehensive understanding of how urban environments impact our health and well-being — along with a realistic look at the current barriers to healthier urban design.

Designing better spaces

  • Neighbourhoods with accessible public and community spaces and social events have been shown to improve mental health, increase happiness, and offer a sense of belonging and community.
  • At the same time, readily accessible grocery stores, community gardens and farmers’ markets have been shown to enhance mental, social and physical health.
  • This is where urban planning comes in as municipal policy-makers develop and implement policies, which can alter the structure, use and regulations of public spaces in cities.

Day-to-day challenges

  • While the importance of physical and mental health was widely acknowledged, a glaring gap exists in the recognition of the social dimension of health.
  • Administrative roadblocks, such as a lack of co-ordination between, and within, provincial and municipal governments, can prevent access to crucial data needed for policy making.
  • Meanwhile, technical barriers — including the use of jargon and overly-technical language by the academic community — can interfere with the accessibility of academic literature.
  • This lack of co-ordination among different branches and divisions within a municipality can result in missed opportunities for collaboration.
  • Differences in the use of terminology can exacerbate the problem, causing confusion and impeding cross-sectoral work.
  • Conflicts between the objectives of various divisions, such as those between active transportation planners and traffic engineers, underscore the challenges posed by siloed governance.
  • 4 – Political ideologies get in the way Beyond bureaucratic challenges, differing political ideologies present a formidable barrier.

Overcoming these barriers

  • The journey towards creating healthier and more equitable cities is riddled with challenges.
  • From a lack of shared understanding, to inaccessible evidence, fragmented governance and legal limitations of municipalities and differing political ideologies, the barriers are multifaceted.
  • Akram Mahani holds funding from SHRF (Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation) and CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research).
  • Nazeem Muhajarine receives funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Finding joy in the little things really can benefit your wellbeing – a scientist explains

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

This piece of folk advice has been around for aeons, and is one that many of us try to live by.

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  • This piece of folk advice has been around for aeons, and is one that many of us try to live by.
  • But is there actually any real benefit to this practice?
  • According to research, yes, there is indeed some benefit to savouring fleeting moments of joy – also known as “micro-joys”.
  • Some studies suggest a magic number: five positive emotions to one negative emotion for optimal wellbeing.


Better self-regulation has a ripple effect on various aspects of our lives – such as preventing addiction or self-defeating behaviours (including procrastination, blame and perfectionism). Making time to do even just small, personal tasks such as making lists, tracking daily budgets and even working on your posture each day can help strengthen your self-regulation and ward off against failures.

Finding micro-joy

  • First, research suggests that some people’s genetics may make them more likely to benefit from micro-joys than others.
  • Studies show that people who are highly sensitive to their environment may disproportionately benefit from engaging in positive activities, such as micro-joys.
  • Here are a few ways you can practice finding joy in the little things:


Change your routine. Trying adding a 10-minute burst of joy into your normal morning, afternoon or evening routine which can give you a moment of delight to look forward to. For example, savouring a cup of tea.
Look out for moments of humour. Humour can be a great way to find joy each day. But if you find it hard to see joy in your day, try to imagine how your favourite comedian might hilariously interpret the events of your day.
Be spontaneous. Challenge your routine by introducing spontaneity into your day – even if you’re typically a meticulous planner. Embrace the unexpected – even if just for a rejuvenating, five-minute break to call a friend you haven’t spoken with in a while.
Pursue moments of connection and shared laughter with strangers, neighbour or acquaintances. Strengthening these social bonds can add a joy to your day.
Pause and appreciate. Taking regular breaks to savour the simple act of being alive throughout your day can bring a renewed sense of mindfulness and gratitude that result in joy. For example, listen to the birds singing, or allow yourself to laugh out loud when someone says something funny.
Engaging in small moments of joy daily holds the potential to elevate both short- and long-term wellbeing for many – though for some the impact of these activities will be more subtle than for others.
Jolanta Burke does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

CITY Furniture Celebrates a Year of Remarkable Achievements in 2023, Focused on Corporate Social Responsibility

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

TAMARAC, Fla., Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- CITY Furniture ("CITY" or "the Company"), a family-owned American furniture and mattress retailer, fine upholstery manufacturer, and one of America's Top 20 furniture retailers, is proud to announce its outstanding achievements in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for the year 2023.

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  • "In the past year, we remained true to our Corporate Social Responsibility goals, reaching significant milestones across various initiatives," noted Andrew Koenig, CEO of CITY Furniture.
  • In 2023, CITY Furniture launched their sixth and newest ERG "CITY Heroes," dedicated to supporting CITY Veterans and active service members.
  • CITY Furniture achieved a remarkable feat in safety by reducing its average injury frequency rate for the last five years consecutively.
  • To download CITY's complete 2023 Corporate Social Responsibility Report and learn more about the organizational benefits of adopting socially conscious policies, please visit here: CITY Furniture CSR Report .

AppOmni Earns 2024 Great Place To Work Certification

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

AppOmni , the pioneer of SaaS security posture management (SSPM), is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place To Work® .

Key Points: 
  • AppOmni , the pioneer of SaaS security posture management (SSPM), is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place To Work® .
  • This year, 86% of employees said it’s a great place to work – 31 points higher than the average U.S. company.
  • “Great Place To Work Certification is a highly coveted achievement that requires consistent and intentional dedication to the overall employee experience,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, the Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place To Work.
  • According to Great Place To Work research , job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace.