Novellas

I am enjoying a short much-needed/deserved vacation, which will include READING!!

reading

Novellas are making a comeback, if they ever even went away, the beauty of novellas is that they are longer than a short story and shorter than a novel.

No more excuses for not reading a great classic!

I’ve chosen a few Novellas to enjoy which can be read easily in a day.

 The Aspern Papers – Henry James – 1888

Three Blind Mice – Agatha Christie – 1950

Passing – Nella Larsen – 1929

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley – 1831

 

Happy Reading!!!

 

The Yawns

Do you ever wonder why when someone yawns it often makes you yawn as well?

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If you yawn and the person next to you follows suit, not to worry…you’re not boring them, it may be a good sign, it may even mean they really like you!

Much of yawning is due to suggestibility.

Chances are you’ll yawn at least once while reading this.

Science suggests that contagious yawns are a sign of deep empathy.
They are caused by an irrepressible need to share and understand the emotions and feelings of others.

You don’t need to actually see a person yawn to involuntarily yawn yourself; hearing someone yawn or even reading about yawning can cause the same reaction – it’s infectious.

Science suggests that contagious yawns are a sign of deep empathy.
They are caused by an irreprssible need to share and understand the emotions and feelings of others.

The “emotional bridge” created by the shared experience enhances social bonding, according to scientists.  In an experiment, they found that a yawn was far more likely to spread among groups of friends than a group of strangers.

So there you have it….
yawning could mean
“I’m liking you” or “hey I’d really like to get to know you”

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We cannot give up.

Originally posted on Quotes for Kirty:

“We decide the first day of our cancer diagnosis whether we are going to be victims or survivors.
We decide to muster up all our strength to fight to win.
We decide to stay positive and not let cancer define us.
We decide how we are going to handle each day.
Yes, there are good days and bad days, but our attitudes determine each day.
Hold on to your hopes, dreams, faith and determination, and gather strength from your support systems, because in the fight against cancer, we cannot give up.”

~Ann, Lymphoma Survivor and Founder of The Lymphoma Club

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