The Hidden Power of Smiles

Ron Gutman highlights some research into the study of smiling.

… lots of smiling can actually make you healthier. Smiling can help reduce the level of stress-enhancing hormones like cortisol, adrenaline and dopamine, increase the level of mood-enhancing hormones like endorphin and reduce overall blood pressure.

via TED

Animal Friends

Cat and Owl are friends

Fum (Smoke in Catalan) the cat and Gebra (Frost) the owl are friends living in Tarragona, Spain. See, even natural enemies can be friends and play.

Fum is a lovely black cat and Gebra a kind barn owl. This bird of prey fly far away but lands everytime near Fum, its faithful friend.

They even have a Facebook page now too!

Animal Friends

Goose Looks After Blind Dog

Lublin, Poland: Buttons the goose helps Bak the boxer around after he lost his sight in an accident. An amazing story of animal friendship.

‘… gradually Buttons got him up on his feet and starting walking him around. They’re inseparable now – they even chase the postman together,’ she said.