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Ella Fitzgerald Dies at 79

Known as the “First Lady of Song” and the “Queen of Jazz”, Ella Fitzgerald was an American Jazz vocal powerhouse. She had complete mastery over three octaves in her vocal range! Some of her most famous songs are “Summertime”, “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, and “Cheek to Cheek”.

Throughout her career, Ella Fitzgerald sold over 40 million album copies, won 13 Grammy awards, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush.

Legendary songstress Ella Fitzgerald died on June 15, 1996 in her home in Beverly Hills, California.

Sources: Wikipedia, Biography

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Happy Smile Power Day!

Smiles make the world a happy place.

Facts about smiling:

1. Smiling can put you in a good mood – studies have shown that even if you’re in a bad mood that smiling will instantly lift your mood.

2. Smiling can improve your health – Your body is more relaxed when you smile which contributes to better health and a stronger immune system

3. Smiles are contagious – people really do have trouble maintaining their frowns when looking at others who are smiling

4. Smiles relieve stress – when you smile the muscles in your face are pulled and this activity triggers something in the brain that releases endorphins. Endorphins are natural pain killers and help to relieve stress

5. Smiles are universal signs of happiness – Smiling is known the world around as a sign of happiness and acceptance

6. Babies are born with the ability to smile – Most doctors say that real smiles occur when babies are awake at about four to six weeks but babies start smiling in their sleep as soon as they are born.

How to celebrate?

A few smiling faces from our office

Smile at everyone you see all day long.

Have a “Biggest Smile Contest” at work or home.

Use some paint and paper plates to make smiley faces

Use your power today and make your own day AND someone else’s, SMILE!

Read more about Smile Power Day.

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Smile Power Day

Senegalese boy smilingJune 15 is National Smile Power Day! Haven’t your heard? Not only is smiling contagious, but it has super powers, too! Flash a friendly (not fake or creepy) smile to all the friends, family, co-workers acquaintances and strangers that you cross paths with today and, instantly, people are happier, relationships are improved, fights are avoided, life is brighter, thoughts are positive and you’re happier than ever. You never know whose day you might brighten, so share your smile and spread the cheer!

1, 2, 3…Smile Power!

Find out how smiling leads to a healthier mind and body by clicking here.

Sources: holidayinsights.com, theultimateholidaysite.com
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