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Four Feelgood Stories to Help You Make it Through Friday

Four Feelgood Stories to Help You Make it Through Friday

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

A survey of 2,214 people, published in General
, found
post-lunch snoozers had better memory recall and improved emotional stability
and verbal fluency.

All this comes with a few conditions, however.
Scientists say it’s best to get your head down after lunch but before 2pm and sleep
for no more than 40 minutes.

Napping too late in the day or for too long could
interfere with your night-time sleep patterns.

Love and cheerfulness

Love was in the air on Monday when couples across
Wales celebrated St Dwynwen’s Day by exchanging flowers, chocolates, and cheeky
cwtches (cuddles).

So, who was St Dwynwen? According to Welsh legend,
she was a 5th century princess who ran away and became a nun after having her
heart broken.

It doesn’t sound like a very romantic story, we
know, but St Dwynwen then dedicated her life to helping the course of true love
run smooth for others.

The Welsh patron saint of lovers was an upbeat soul,
apparently, and fond of saying: “Nothing wins hearts like cheerfulness”. Hear! Hear!

Bright ideas

In the future, our cities and towns may be swept and
tidied by a fleet of autonomous robots called Pixies.

The prototype for this advanced litter-picker is
just one of the bright ideas shortlisted for a Green Alley Award.

The awards recognise the innovative start-ups that
are working to make the planet greener.

Other shortlisted innovations include waterproof
clothing made from biodegradable polymers (often outdoor kit is hard to
recycle, so it winds up in landfill), and an organic alternative to plastic
that is made from fish waste.

Big cats are back

Environmentalists have released a jaguar and her two
four-month-old cubs into the Gran Iberá Park in north-eastern Argentina as part
of an ambitious re-wilding project.

It’s been 70 years since jaguars – the third largest
cat species in the world – roamed the region. Unfortunately, due to hunting and
human activity, they became extinct locally seven decades ago.

To reverse this loss, a group of conservationists
have implemented a carefully considered strategy to revive the ecosystem. They
started by reintroducing giant anteaters and pampas deer, before bringing in
the big cats.

It’s hoped that eventually 100 jaguars will make the
Gran Iberá Park their home.

Thanks for reading, stay safe, stay hopeful and from
all of us here at
CWB Property, have a great weekend inKent.

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