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Study reveals volunteering makes positive impact on people's health | SIGN UP TODAY, your health may depend on it!

Study reveals volunteering makes positive impact on people's health | SIGN UP TODAY, your health may depend on it! | It Matters | Scoop.it
A new study released today by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) and the Optum Institute finds that volunteering is linked to better physical, mental and emotional health.

Via TEAM Mike Lopez Memorial Foundation |Find us on Twitter:@TEAMCUREALS
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Giving of yourself to something worthy benefits us all -- especially the giver!

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Kristymay's curator insight, March 28, 1:51 AM

Volunteering is important in nourishing healthy communities. People who generously give up their time for a cause they are willing to support will not only strengthen our communities, but also provide self-fulfilment. This article states that volunteering can have health benefits for the volunteer, including positive impacts to a person’s physical, mental and emotional health, as well purpose. I currently volunteer for a not for profit emergency services organisation where I have been volunteering for the past six years and have progressed within this organisation from a community member to a deputy group leader. As volunteering is a choice and a choice of what a person can chose to do for their volunteering, I believe this article is correct in stating that there are positive health benefits for both the community and the individual. For myself, volunteering definitely gives me a sense of purpose and a sense of community. The right match can also help volunteers find friends, learn new skills, and even advance their career. Part of this article was drawing on a study that was conducted by two health organisations researching health benefits for volunteers in America. The findings stated 78% of volunteers reported a decrease in their stress levels through volunteering and 76% felt physically healthier. These findings also showed the benefits of volunteering to furthermore help strengthen the communities as well as having “real” positive health benefits for the volunteer. I chose this article because I value volunteering in our community and within the next five years, I would personally like to be a group leader. The health benefits of volunteering are positive for myself and this article reflects these health benefits. I wish everyone would look into helping strengthen our community through volunteering and the benefits to yourself will show in you newfound health.

GiveGo Travel's curator insight, April 6, 6:33 AM

We already knew the benefits of volunteering included the boosting of your career options, personal development and learning of new skills all while helping others. NOW, HEALTH BENEFITS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO ARISE FROM VOLUNTEERING TOO!

Volunteer Centre Lewisham's curator insight, May 12, 8:06 AM

Volunteering linked to better emotional and mental health. So why not start by registering to volunteer with us http://www.volunteercentrelewisham.org.uk/registration_form.php  or join one of our workshops https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-volunteering-workshop-tickets-15742771052

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Idaho Girl Rosie Moran Spots House Fire, Helps Save Family - NBC News - NBCNews.com

Idaho Girl Rosie Moran Spots House Fire, Helps Save Family - NBC News - NBCNews.com | It Matters | Scoop.it
A 4-year-old was enjoying a ride on her bike when she noticed a home on fire and alerted her dad.
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Quick thinking!  Good for her!

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Great Western Malting to expand Pocatello plant - Idaho State Journal

Great Western Malting to expand Pocatello plant - Idaho State Journal | It Matters | Scoop.it
POCATELLO — Dirt flew in the air as state and local elected officials joined Great Western Malting leadership to celebrate a $75 million expansion of the plant in Pocatello on
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Pocatello council adopts new child care law, OKs connector loan, paves way for ... - Idaho State Journal

Pocatello council adopts new child care law, OKs connector loan, paves way for ... - Idaho State Journal | It Matters | Scoop.it
POCATELLO — A shorthanded City Council passed a new ordinance on child care facilities in the Gate City, set the stage for a hearing on selling the Hoku property to
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Pocatello Development Authority Asking for Title of the Hoku Property - KPVI News 6

Pocatello Development Authority Asking for Title of the Hoku Property - KPVI News 6 | It Matters | Scoop.it
The Pocatello Development Authority is asking the City of Pocatello for the title to the Hoku property.
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This is important for everyone to understand.

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Microsurfacing project extends Pocatello street life - LocalNews8.com

Microsurfacing project extends Pocatello street life - LocalNews8.com | It Matters | Scoop.it
The city of Pocatello said taxpayers can expect a long-term savings following a massive summer-long microsurfacing project on streets across the Gate City.
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Pocatello council to consider fee increases - Idaho State Journal

Pocatello council to consider fee increases - Idaho State Journal | It Matters | Scoop.it
POCATELLO — The cost of many city services — ranging from monthly fees for garbage containers to adoption fees at the animal shelter — will increase slightly if the City
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Another increase for Pocatello?  Are things going back to status quo?

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Police in desperate search for toddler who disappeared from Idaho campsite 6 ... - MyFox Chicago

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Authorities were scouring the area around a remote mountainous campground in Idaho Thursday for any sign of a 2-year-old boy who disappeared from the site nearly one week ago.
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Bannock Co. Search and Rescue team does it all - Idaho State Journal

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Normally search and rescue teams concentrate on just those two endeavors, but for the Bannock County group, it goes much further than that. The organization assists with traffic control during
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NORAD Returns to Cheyenne, Warns of EMP Attack

NORAD Returns to Cheyenne, Warns of EMP Attack | It Matters | Scoop.it
The potential of a devastating attack to the US power grid by nuclear states such as North Korea or Iran has prompted the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to return to its former location inside Cheyenne Mountain near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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It's frightening that the Obama administration has not done defensive recommendations that are not confrontational to anyone.  

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Conversations for Inquiring Minds: Enough is Enough - Who wants a 12 cent increase in Federal Gas Tax?

Conversations for Inquiring Minds: Enough is Enough - Who wants a 12 cent increase in Federal Gas Tax? | It Matters | Scoop.it
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I don't know about you, but I've had enough.  No more second chances, no more excuses.  Our elected representatives at all levels need to do what's right or go home.  It's time they become Statesmen. 

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News from Ken Andrus

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This post has links to more information on Ken and his positions.  Please consider voting for him and pass this along to all your lists.

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Chicago Activists Unchained, Destroy Black Leadership - YouTube

www.RebelPundit.com Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward recently went on the record with RebelPundit to del...
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Everyone should share this powerful message.  We need jobs!  Minimum wage on $0 is still $0.  These courageous men are from Chicago but what they're saying applies to any community throughout the country.  Whether you live in Cook County, IL or the coal country of Kentucky the same thing is being said - "Give us jobs not welfare!"  Amen from me.

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IRS Seizing Bank Accounts of Innocent Americans

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The Internal Revenue Service has been seizing money from the bank accounts of individuals and businesses with no proof, or even charges filed, that they are guilty of any crime.
Now, the IRS claims that it will stop - but will it?
Using a law, the Civil Asset Forfeiture... #youdecide
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Is it time for the IRS to go away?  With recent scandals the faith in IRS  fairness has eroded to the point where there is real fear of the agency.  Americans are now at risk of losing their accounts without any due process.  This should strike fear in the heart of any American.

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Bannock County looks at possible bond to expand jail | Members ... - Idaho State Journal

Bannock County looks at possible bond to expand jail | Members ... - Idaho State Journal | It Matters | Scoop.it
POCATELLO — With the number of people spending time behind bars in Bannock County increasing — especially female inmates — the county commissioners and Sheriff Lorin Nielsen are looking at
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KPVI Tours The Portneuf Wellness Complex - KPVI News 6 - Pocatello, ID - KPVI News 6

KPVI Tours The Portneuf Wellness Complex - KPVI News 6 - Pocatello, ID - KPVI News 6 | It Matters | Scoop.it
The Portneuf Wellness Complex is just about ready for showtime. KPVI got a tour of the complex with the highly anticipated Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre.
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Fremont County Officials Search for Missing Calves - KPVI News 6 - Pocatello, ID - KPVI News 6

Fremont County Officials Search for Missing Calves - KPVI News 6 - Pocatello, ID - KPVI News 6 | It Matters | Scoop.it
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office by Idaho State Brand Inspector Deputy Davis that 19 calves were missing from the Sand Creek area.
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You would think the days of cattle wrestling were done but this year in particular Idaho ranches have seen significant numbers of their livestock go missing.

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Pocatello considers moving money to fund connector project - LocalNews8.com

Pocatello considers moving money to fund connector project - LocalNews8.com | It Matters | Scoop.it
The city's finance department has come up with an internal solution to help pay for one of its biggest capital projects.
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Here we go again.  It only took a decade for the City of Pocatello to decide to raid the street fund to "pay for the connector."  Does the city need the connector?  Yes and it's been on the books for about 20 years so it's time to get it done.  However, and it's a big but, the street fund gets its money from the State which has continually lowered the amount cities get for street repair.  Does the Council really believe they will have the funds to pay back $2M + in loans to sanitation.  If they do pay it back you can probably kiss paving projects goodbye until it's paid off.  Hopefully it won't take another decade so that the roads don't turn to dirt.

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Postcard Scam Targets Idaho Businesses - Twin Falls Times-News

Postcard Scam Targets Idaho Businesses - Twin Falls Times-News | It Matters | Scoop.it
BOISE • Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney are warning business owners to protect themselves against a new scam targeting Idaho businesses.
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FYI

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In Idaho's Medicaid gap? Group wants to hear from you | Idaho Politics ... - The Idaho Statesman

Get local news from Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell and more at Idaho Statesman and IdahoStatesman.com
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'Exercise in disguise' — New Zumba studio opens in Pocatello | Members ... - Idaho State Journal

'Exercise in disguise' — New Zumba studio opens in Pocatello | Members ... - Idaho State Journal | It Matters | Scoop.it
POCATELLO — A new Zumba fitness studio, Club Z, opened on July 1 in Pocatello. Zumba is an exercise that combines all the fun and motions of dance, with aerobics
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Therapy Dogs Visit Pocatello Park - KPVI News 6

Therapy Dogs Visit Pocatello Park - KPVI News 6 | It Matters | Scoop.it
Children in one East Idaho city were introduced to some unique dogs Wednesday -- dogs with jobs.
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It's interesting that arguably Sigmund Freud had the first therapy dog.  After being diagnosed with cancer in the jaw he had surgery that afterwards left him with debilitating pain.  His daughter suggested that he get a dog and he followed her advise.  He got a chow and the two became inseparable until his death.  The dog not only helped him with his pain but Freud noted that with the dog in his therapy sessions his patients were more open and shared more freely during therapy.  

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Five Curious Facts about Music and Brain Damage

Five Curious Facts about Music and Brain Damage | It Matters | Scoop.it
What happens if a musician experiences some sort of brain damage?

Via Gina Paschalidou, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Suvi Salo, Lon Woodbury
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For the first time I understand why music helps students so well.  I know that playing piano literally saved my life growing up because I could dump all my feelings into the music.  

Although some of the conditions were unknown to me, the article kept my interest through it's analysis of the how the brain works with music and examples like Ravel and Freud.   

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 2, 2:03 AM

Interesting possibilities here.  If music is active in many areas of the brain, it makes sense that it would potentially heal those areas also. -Lon


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Obamacare Architect: We Passed the Law Thanks to the ‘Stupidity of the American Voter’

Obamacare Architect: We Passed the Law Thanks to the ‘Stupidity of the American Voter’ | It Matters | Scoop.it

And thOne of the architects of Obamacare said the law was written in a deliberately "tortured" way and relied on the "stupidity of the American voter" to ensure its passage. In a newly unearthed 2013 clip, Jonathan Gruber, the MIT health economist who helped craft parts of the Affordable...

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And they wonder why they got voted out . . . Talk about stupid!

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News from Ken Andrus: VOTE November 4th!

News from Ken Andrus: VOTE November 4th! | It Matters | Scoop.it
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The Election is fast approaching.  Ken is asking for your support and to share this post with everyone on your lists, pages, twitters . . .  Thanks for your help.

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Conversations for Inquiring Minds: Why I'll Vote for Ken Andrus

Conversations for Inquiring Minds: Why I'll Vote for Ken Andrus | It Matters | Scoop.it
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Ken Andrus is running for Idaho House position 28A.  I hope you will support him and share this information with friends and family.  In a world where we are looking for honest leaders who put the welfare of their constituents ahead of their own interest, Ken Andrus stands tall.  You can get more information about Ken from his website www.kenandrus.com .  Again, please share this with friends and family.

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