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In a study of more than 1,200 people, researchers found that daily weather factors such as temperature, precipitation and length of day can alter a person’s emotional state. Of all the weather factors, however, “sunshine” can have the most profound effect.
The most likely reason is because sunshine affects people in a physiological manner.
When the human brain detects sunlight, our bodies produce serotonin, a chemical which promotes happiness and well-being. By contrast, when the brain detect darkness, our bodies produce melatonin, a chemical which promotes sleep cycles.
Sunlight — quite literally — leads to happiness.
Understanding the effect of sunlight on human mood, therefore, we must consider the nation’s “sunniest cities” as more than just a novelty list. It may be a link to personal well-being, too.
From the National Climactic Data Center, these are the Top 10 Sunniest Cities in the United States :
- Yuma, AZ : Sunny on 90% of all days
- Redding, CA : Sunny on 88% of all days
- Las Vegas, NV : Sunny on 85% of all days
- Phoenix, AZ : Sunny on 85% of all days
- Tucson, AZ : Sunny on 85% of all days
- El Paso, TX : Sunny on 84% of all days
- Fresno, CA : Sunny on 79% of all days
- Reno, NV : Sunny on 79% of all days
- Flagstaff, AZ : Sunny on 78% of all days
- Sacramento, CA : Sunny on 78% of all days
The sunshine rankings of other noteworthy cities include Key West, FL (#12 with 76% sunshine); San Diego and Denver, CO (#30 with 68% sunshine); and Seattle, WA (#165 with 43% sunshine).
At the bottom of the list is Juneau. Just 30 percent of the Alaskan capital city’s days are sunny.
The complete Sunshine Rankings as listed by Metropolitan Area is available on the NCDC website.
February is SOUP & BEANS Month at The Angel’s Depot.
Please join me in helping to make their 2012 SOUP & BEANS Drive a huge
The Angels Depot provides FREE monthly nutritious, non-perishable
“Senior-Food-for-a-Week” 21-Meal Emergency Food Boxes with 3
cans of SOUP and 2 cans of BEANS (that’s 5,000 cans of SOUP & BEANS each
month) to local senior citizens living in poverty. For more information on The
Angel’s Depot, please visit The Angles Depot website.
How can you help us? Please donate:
- Any brand of SOUP in 10.75 oz. cans (please no Cup Of Soup)
- Any brand of Baked Beans
- Any brand of Pork & Beans
It is that simple!
You can drop off your donation to our collection bin at my
office any time throughout the month of February:
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Two important events are occurring within a week apart - one is Halloween and the other is Daylight Saving Time. Please feel free to share the valuable information below with friends and neighbors.
Halloween is this Sunday. Below are some valuable tips to keep it a fun and safe holiday:
If you have a trick-or-treater,please make sure your trick-or-treater:
1) Stays on the sidewalk for safety measures
2) Wears a non-flammable costume
3) Carries a flashlight
4) Does not eat any candy until you have a chance to examine it.
Replace any candles in Jack-o-lanterns with illuminating lights. A child’s outfit and our homes can easily burn when there is an unattended lit candle
If you are concerned regarding the candy, the Cosmetic & Famly Dentist Care, located by the Albertsons in RB (12405 RB Road) is offering FREE Halloween candy X-ray on Halloween (7-10 pm) as well as the following week (7 am – 8pm). You can call the office for more information at: 858-385-1838.
Daylight Saving Time is next weekend (November 7).
It’s that time of year again when we set our clocks back (November 7) for daylight savings time. As the old saying goes, ‘Spring forward, Fall back’.
There are many other things we should do around our home twice a year when resetting our clocks for daylight saving time. This is an excellent time to test and change the batteries not only in all your smoke alarms, but also in your carbon monoxide alarms. According to national statistics, fire strikes a home once every minute. It can take less than two minutes for a child and adult to be overcome by smoke. If you are 55 years and older, own your own home and do not currently have a working smoke alarm, you can contact the local Burn Institute at 858-541-2277 for a free smoke alarm installation.
If you do not have a carbon monoxide detector and do not plan on purchasing one, educate yourself and your family on some common, early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. (Can be caused by fuel burning appliances which are not installed properly or are not burning the fuel efficiently) Symptoms include: headache, dizziness, nausea. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms and you feel it may be due to carbon monoxide poisoning, professionals recommend you leave your home immediately, call 911 or have someone take you to an emergency room. Read the rest of this entry »
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Do you ever wonder just how healthy the fruits and vegetables are that you purchase from market shelves? Have you tried to buy organic produce but discovered it’s hard to find?
If you are looking for an easier way to eat healthier and make sure your family is getting the freshest and best tasting produce available, sans pesticides or other chemicals, you are in luck. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs can be found in many areas, and membership has wonderful benefits.
For more information go to: http://www.rachellamarrealestate.com/blog/2010/08/17/fresh-organic-produce-every-week/.
Wednesday July 21st is opening day of the 71st season of iconic Del Mar Thoroughbred Racing. The legendary Del Mar Racetrack Season is something every local and visitor must experience first-hand. Seven jam-packed weeks of world-class Thoroughbred horse racing and weekly free concerts and events.
Check out the opening day festivities at the website below. Included are the 10th Annual Opening Day Party at Jimmy O’s, the Opening Day After-Party at L’Auberge and many more. Click on the link below to see more events and details.
Opening day is expected to have upwards of 40,000 decked out attendees. Take these events as an opportunity to meet new clients, take out existing ones, or head out and have fun. You never know what opportunity awaits you!
Del Mar Betting Terminology
-Win Collect if your horse wins.
-Place Collect if your horse wins or is 2nd.
-Show Collect if your horse wins or is 2nd or 3rd.
-Exacta Collect if you select two horses to finish 1st and 2nd in exact order.
-Quinella Collect if you select the first 2 finishers in either order.
-Trifecta Collect if you select three horses to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in exact order.
-Superfecta You collect if you select four horses to finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in exact order.
-Box Term indicates that all selections, in all possible finish orders, are covered.
-Daily Double You collect if you pick the horses who win each of two designated races.
-Pick 3 You collect if you pick the horses who win each of three designated races.
-Pick 4 You collect if you pick the horses who win each of four designated races.
-Super High 5 You collect if you pick the horses who run 1st through 5th in exact order.
-Pick 6 You collect if you pick the horses who win each of six designated races.