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10 Ways To A Happy Life
10 Ways To A Happy Life

Happiness is one of the most pursued goals in life, yet a few found its true meaning. To some people, happiness is materialistic, while others find it in spirituality. Happiness is available for everyone. It does not lie in a big house, the latest sports cars, and high-paying jobs. Instead, we can find it in the giggles of a joyous kid, or in a¬† stary night spent with someone we love, or in the contented face of our old parents. Finding happiness is not that really hard. You do need to make a small effort, it is all around us. We have to find it. Here are 10 simple ways to a happier life ūüôā

"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim, and end of human existence."

Aristotle
  1. Follow your dreams

Following your passion will elevate your working quality, we can put it this way if you like arts, never go for any technical jobs they may pay you handsomely but will leave you empty from inside by the time. People who followed their dreams always find sublime positions in life, and above all, they find happiness and satisfaction. Learn and grow every day, take baby steps to find your destination in life.

  1. Be helpful

There is no harm in having life goals, but sometimes we are so busy following the goals that we leave emptiness inside us and find more time to help others. Now helping others never meant to be in physical means. It can be a word of kindness, a smile when needed, or helping someone learn new skills. Compassion and empathy cost nothing, but it is everything for one in need.

  1. Be thankful

The primary cause of unhappy life is that we don't count what we have and look for all the world carries and make a habit of counting other people's blessings. There are many things in life that we never count as a blessing until we lose them. You can make a journal and write down your blessings, and open it now and then, or whenever you feel down.

  1. Find your stress management ways

Often we see others how they cater to stress, but we forget that each soul has its healing, so it is our job to find our soul healing. It may be exercise, meditation, or praying but know that your happiness is connected with your soul, not with the body. If you get angry at something, try sitting down (if you are standing up) or lying down. Drink a glass of cool water. You'll notice the difference right away.

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  1. Eat healthily

It is proven that your thinking is directly connected with what you eat; junk food produces junk inside your body and mind. Avoid consuming food that contains preservatives; choose food that is organic and fresh and feel the difference. If you need help, check out this article on how to stop binging even when you want to clean your plate.

  1. Take a break from social media

In modern life, social media has created a boom, and it gave a window in the lives of people that we never meet, thus creating a void in our lives. You may be connected to a friend living on another continent, but you are not aware of one living next door. Make a habit of digital detox so you can focus on your life.

  1. Spend more time with loved ones

Having digital detox, we may spear some time for people we love, now go out with an old friend, arrange a family reunion or plan a trip to a distant relative. These are all forgotten joys of life we all miss in our lives.

  1. Be more in nature

Nature has a therapeutic effect. Take a break from your busy urban lifestyle and have a walk in a park. It's also good for your physical health. Observe nature, birds, trees, and whispering winds as they can take away your sorrows for a while.

Once you are connected with nature, there are a thousand reasons to smile.

  1. Be positive

Overthinking can be a killer to your happy life; always give a chance to people and situations. When you are having a panic attack, pause! (It's not easy, I know) but try to take one or two very deep breaths, count till 10 while deep breathing, and think about what is going on with a positive mind, you will see the difference.

  1. Be yourself

Never feel shy about what or who you are; you are perfect as you are, other's opinions can never define you. We spend most of the life to be fit on the standards society has made for us. If you spend this time on your self-improvement, you will be a much better version of yourself.

"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim, and end of human existence."
                                                                                                                                                         Aristotle (Quote)

Life can be simple. It offers you many unique blessings. Be grateful for it. Find your ways of happiness and never let the negativity of the world take over your beautiful life. Remember to smile! You have a new day to rewrite your life.

Hope you guys stay happy. Please do let us know what you do to be postive and happy in life in the comments below

11 Toys That Went To Space, Including Angry Birds
11 Toys That Went To Space, Including Angry Birds

With SpaceX's Crew-1 mission, Angry Birds and Baby Yoda joined a prominent list of toys that have been to space.

Over the years, an apparently endless list of significant objects ‚ÄĒ¬†from a¬†$23 million toilet¬†to equipment for zero gravity organ-growing¬†experiments‚ÄĒ have been launched up to the International Space Station (ISS).

Recently, social media feeds were bombarded by the discovery that one of SpaceX's historic Demo-1 mission astronauts had embarked with a special cargo: a Baby Yoda toy.

It becomes apparent that the Star Wars critter is one of a long list of questionably just-as-important toy companions to make it to space ‚ÄĒ because astronauts need a little of playtime too. Here are some of our favorite toys to have positioned aboard the ISS.

1. Baby Yoda

Baby Yoda, the super cute assistant from the Star Wars series The Mandalorian Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi and NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover, on a Sunday night as they made their way to the ISS after the takeoff of SpaceX's Crew-1 mission.

Baby Yoda floating on the ISS bound flight in Zero Gravity
Baby Yoda could be seen floating in Zero-G (top right) - Source: SpaceX YouTube

"Baby Yoda says you guys can revisit on board," astronaut Glover told SpaceX mission control shortly after launch, to notify them that they could turn the cameras back on inside the spacecraft.

2. Buzz Lightyear

In the well-known Pixar Toy Story movies, it was always Buzz Lightyear's dream to make it to space. Anyway, he finally reached that goal in 2008 when a toy Buzz Lightyear was sent to the International Space Station.

Astronaught Patrick Forrestor holding Toy Story's "Buzz Lightyear" on board the ISS
Astronaught Patrick Forrestor holding Toy Story's "Buzz Lightyear"

The toy was sent aboard the Discovery Space Shuttle two times and spent a total of 15 months on the ISS. After coming back to Earth, Buzz was put on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, US, where he still lives, recalling over his glory days no doubt.

3. Red Bird from Angry Birds

When developer Rovio launched Angry Birds Space back in 2012, NASA astronaut Don Pettit brought a plush toy form of Red Bird with him to the ISS as a help for explaining microgravity in an educational video.

Unluckily, the green piggy toy didn't make it, so Pettit had to make do with a roughly drawn form on a green balloon.

4. Earthy - A 'super high-tech Zero-G indicator'

A fluffy toy planet called 'Earthy' was blasted into space on a cargo test mission aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon in 2019, a forerunner to the current astronaut missions. This was the first ever toy to fly on the SpaceX.

As no humans were allowed onboard the Crew Dragon at the time 'Earthy' might be able to assert the title of the first toy passenger to fly a SpaceX rocket.

At the moment, Elon Musk pointed out in a Twitter post, a "super high tech zero g indicator was included just before the launch!"

5. Dino Plush

When astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken became the first humans to ever fly aboard a SpaceX rocket back in June 2020, they brought a cute friend along for the space ride.

Little Dino Plush toy called Tremor flying on board the ISS
Little Dino called Tremor flying on board the ISS

As both the astronauts have children who are big dinosaur fans, they chose Tremor, a glittery Apatosaurus, to take on their mission. Tremor became an instant internet sensation and quickly sold out after successively being listed on SpaceX's website.

6. Solo Space Baseball

It could be a query in a general knowledge quiz that almost no one would know the answer for: where is the only place that someone can be the batsman, pitcher and outfield player all in the same play? The answer, of course, is the ISS.

We'll let the pictures do the talking here:

JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa throws the ball.

JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa throws a baseball.

He gets in place on the base.

Astronaut Satoshi Furukawa races a baseball in space

He smashes it for a home run and, only a second later, stops his own attempt by catching himself out.

Satoshi Furukawa throws the catches the baseball in space (Zero G)
Source: NASA

7. Velcro chess in space

In 2008, NASA astronaut and Expedition 17 flight engineer, took a Velcro chessboard to the ISS and played a hard-fought chess match against an elementary school chess team.

Velcro Chess floating in space
Source: NASA

According to NASA, a move was played about once every two days, with the school chess team using an online system to let their members vote for a step online. Who won? The school chess team (on behalf of Earth) took the victory after Chamitoff reconciled when Earth set its eyes into a queen.

8. A Microgravity Yo-Yo

In an informative video about microgravity released by NASA, astronauts have a go at the usual school pastime yo-yo aboard the International Space Station.

In the video above, astronaut Peggy Whitson is showing how yo-yos work in microgravity in 2002 ‚ÄĒ pretty well it turns out.

9. Lego Model of ISS aboard the ISS

Satoshi Furukawa completed a Lego scale model of the International Space Station during his stay at the ISS in November 2011.

Satoshi Furukawa completed a LEGO model of ISS on board the ISS
Source: NASA

As NASA points out, the building of the ISS scale model onboard the ISS was assembled not just as a pastime, but also to show scientific concepts. That might be one of the most meta things we've ever heard.

10. Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear, a symbol for wildland fire prevention, was propelled aboard a Soyuz spacecraft with Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin and NASA astronaut Joe Acaba in 2012.

Stuff toy Smokey Bear floating in space abroad the ISS
Smoke Bear in the ISS

Images of wildfires, like this one, from the ISS are a well-timed reminder of the importance of fire prevention.

As NASA says, Smokey's "presence on the orbiting complex emphasizes the many areas of active space station research concerning Earth observations, plant growth, and materials sciences and combustion."

11. A made-in-space Dino Toy

This toy is rather of an outlier on this list, but for a brilliant reason. 

In 2013, astronaut Karen Nyberg (who happens to be married to Doug Hurley) stitched a toy dinosaur for her son Jack while she was positioned on the ISS. That makes it the only toy on this list that wasn't really launched from Earth.

First toy made in space
Toy Dino made in Space!

The toy dino was made out of a variety of materials on the ISS, including velcro-like fabric that outlines the Russian food containers and fragments from a used t-shirt as the stuffing, Nyberg told NASA. We have to confess we're pretty jealous of Jack Hurley.

It's encouraging to see that some of the most accomplished astronauts and scientists¬†out there also need a bit of downtime. If sports gear¬† and plush toys help them let their hair down ‚ÄĒ microgravity permitting ‚ÄĒ then more power to them. Is there any toy out there that you would want to see fly in Zero G? If yes, what would it be and why?

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