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August 2018 - What's Happening @ LWLC: Admit You Are Happy Month

National Smile Week - Week 2 of August


The second week of August is National Smile Week!

While dentists use this week to promote good dental health, smiles also provide good mental health.

Why's that? Check the following websites for answers:

7 Benefits of Smiling and Laughing that You Didn't Know About -

7 Good Reasons to Smile -

15 Health Benefits of Smiling -

How To Smile for Better Health -

National Smile Week Fun Facts - AcceleDent

Top 10 Reasons to Smile -

What Does Your Smile Say About You? -

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Be Kind to Humankind Week - Week 4 of August


This week is held on the 4th week of August.

A single citizen (Ms. Lorraine Jara) created this holiday in 1988 in response to a newspaper article that disturbed her.

Be Kind To Humankind: Just One Week of Kindness Can Improve Your Mood and Change Your Brain - Medical Daily 

History of the Holiday

Each day within this week has a theme:   The Days

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Weeks 1 and 3 of August

Week 1 - National Simplify Your Life Week

5 Secrets to Simplify Your Life - Huffington Post

7 Ways to Simplify Your Life -

Simplify Your Life Week - North Carolina Cooperative Extension

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Week 3 - Friendship Week

Friendship Day has been celebrated on the first Sunday of August (August 5, 2018) in many countries. In the U.S., this was established by a 1935 U.S. Congressional proclamation.

Friendship Day -

Friendship Day 2018 - Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India (SCFI)


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Books & eBooks

Here are a few books related to happiness, smiling, kindness, and friendship.

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