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4 Ways to Keep a Positive Attitude

  By Zach Kratzsch | August 21, 2019 | 4 Ways to Keep a Positive Attitude Developing a positive attitude isn’t just new age “mumbo jumbo.” Being more positive, and grateful for what we have can have both physical and mental benefits. In fact, research from Indiana University, Bloomington discovered that when we’re more positive, thinking about the good things in life and what we appreciate, it stimulates the calming part of the nervous system. In turn, it results in protective benefits such as higher levels of “feel-good” hormones like oxytocin and lower cortisol levels. The difficult part can be maintaining that positive attitude during stressful situations, such as losing a job, going through a divorce or finding your ideal new home among the...

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Why Washing Your Clothes is Hurting The Ocean

The average person ingests over 5,800 particles of synthetic debris annually, instead of adding to the problem.  We also need to cut down on how many clothes we buy per year because An estimated 2,700 liters goes into making one cotton shirt, according to a blog on thats enough water for a person to drink for over 2  years  join The Stupid American in helping become part of the solution.

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Why Hemp was illegal in the US

 By Zach Kratzsch (The Stupid American)| June 30, 2019 | Why Hemp was Illegal in the US   Many people don't know Hemp was federally legal in the US until 1937 and up until the early 1900's it was widely used and respected for its versatility durability and rapid rate of growth. George Washington himself is quoted saying "Make the most of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere". Many of the founding fathers had vast hemp farms and the constitution itself was written on Hemp paper. it wasn't  until the early 1900's that Hemp started to become looked down upon by an onslaught of racist propaganda against mexican immigrants which associated crimes  committed by a select group of people with...

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The Science of Paying it Forward

I've grown up in a rough spot but was always intrigued by the idea of Paying it Forward ever since i heard the phrase in a movie i watched as a kid. If you  research examples in real life you'll find stories such as customers at food chains paying for the person behind them and starting a 226 person chain reaction of paying for those in line behind them. The basic idea behind Paying it forward and what studies have shown time and time again is that happiness and good deeds can cascade like a domino effect. Just by being nice to a random stranger you can potentially cause them to feel grateful and may go out of their way when they normally wouldn't have...

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