Across the Houston area, there is a need for parents wanting to adopt older children. In this month’s Finding Families, Sally MacDonald introduces you to Jacob, a 15 year-old boy who has been in foster care for about half of his life. If you would like to adopt Jacob or any other child email email@example.com
Can you catch a bad mood?
Happify is an organization with experts and scientist who study happiness. They have determined that 50% of how happy a person feels is genetic. However, that leaves 50% up to us to decide. Emotions can be contagious just like the common cold. It’s no secret that certain people can make you feel more joyful and bring out a playful part of yourself that you like much better. In the same way, there are people who make you feel overwhelmed, anxious, and bring out a cynical side of yourself that puts you in a bad mood.
Our emotions synchronize with each other. That means people in your social circle influence your wellbeing AND mood. With so many sources of information available today, we are inundated with people influencing our moods at all times. Our minds replay thoughts and moods of others we’ve come into contact with throughout the day. You may be an upbeat person most of the time, but if you’ve heard a lot of dismal, gloomy news between colleagues, news reports, and social media, it’s enough to turn what was a good day into a very bad, sleepless night. You wake up the next morning tired and crabby. Your mood may be more of a reflection of who you spent time with rather than what’s going on in your life.
If you want to improve and regulate your mood, these suggestions can help:Read the full article
Making the Grade - Keyshon Limbrick (Thurgood Marshall High School)
MISSOURI CITY, Texas (FOX 26) — Smart, athletic, and driven — three outstanding traits all belonging to Thurgood Marshall student-athlete Keyshon Limbrick. He’s a busy young man. Limbrick boasts a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, putting him in the top 14 percent of his class.
In addition to his athletic endeavors, Limbrick belongs to eleven different organizations and clubs.Read the full article
Oliver the African Watusi is a social media star after trip inside Petco
Oliver the African Watusi is a 1,600-pound social media star.
Oliver made headlines when he walked into the Petco in Atascocita, testing the store policy that any pet on a leash is welcome. The staff welcomed the 14-year-old steer with open arms.
The video gathered millions of views on social media, and Oliver gained thousands of followers.Read the full article