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Dedicate one day of a three-day weekend to community action.

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When a holiday gives you an unexpected third day off in a week, try dedicating one day of the long weekend to volunteerism, neighboring, activism, impact art, or any form of community action that speaks to you. You're still getting two weekend rest days, and when you go back to your full-time job after the long weekend, you'll feel more fulfilled.

That's not just wishful thinking. Research shows that volunteering more can insulate you against the negative health effects of stress, build your social network, and ward off depression. Plus, the older you are and the more you volunteer, the greater the benefits you reap! Read more research here: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/07_0506_hbr_brief.pdf

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  • Jelena Woehr

    I attended a work day at Polo Pony Rescue in Glendale! We scrubbed the stalls, reorganized the tack room, and cleaned all the tack. We had a tasty BBQ lunch together, and I took some leftovers home to make a casserole... hmm, that sounds like another Do, doesn't it?

  • ram-z

    Area burnt,found baby coyote in back of area leg cought in wire,dont know how long it was there,helped from distance started pulling wire away from bushy dry area inhabited by desert life,hope cops wont arrest me for god only knows whathey come up with these days gotta go heat is up in the eastern side of coachellavalley.Hope this cause will join the effort for change in the world lots of wire still im gonna be very busy and alert for police hope they understand im doing good.