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In this two-minute read, we bring you four news stories to lift your spirits and make you smile.

You can’t lose if you snooze

If you often nod off mid-afternoon, we have good news – a new study suggests napping can sharpen your mind and help ward off dementia. A survey of 2,214 people, published in General Psychiatry, found post-lunch snoozers had better memory recall and improved emotional stability and verbal fluency. 

In this two-minute read, we look at seven reasons people are upping sticks and moving out, on, and upwards. Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of people across Cheltenham move home successfully.

The reasons why people move are varied, but in our experience, they tend to be one of the seven ‘L’s. What are the seven ‘L’s? Fear not, dear reader, because we’re about to reveal them below.

A 60-second speed read on the games people are playing in lockdown. One of the few positives of the lockdowns has been that families living in the same home have spent more quality time together.

This ‘together time’ has seen a surge in the number of board games sold. Amazon has just released the top ten games that families across the UK have been buying in the battle to banish boredom.

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In this two-minute read, we share tales of triumph and generosity from around the UK.

 Postcards of Kindness

The pandemic has been tough on us all, but particularly so for care home residents. To ease the sense of isolation that many people in care homes feel, an army of postcard writers has sprung up across the UK.

 Each week, thousands of people write to people they have never met as part of the Postcards of Kindness scheme.

 

Here we'd like to share ten tunes to put a spring in your step despite what’s going on in the world. What do you get when you cross a fashion magazine with a scientist? And no this isn’t a joke from an open mic Zoom event from your local comedy club.

Vogue Magazine reported back in the first lockdown that a neuroscientist, Dr Jacob Jolij, claims to have discovered the perfect feelgood song formula. And here’s his top ten.

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