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10 Things You Forgot To Be Thankful For

Coffee, Millennials, Nickleback … here’s why you should be giving thanks for these seemingly random things, and more

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1. Opposable thumbs

Behold the humble thumb, tacked on to the end of your hand like an afterthought. You may not realize how much you need that stubby meat tube but it’s exactly the thing that divides us from our greatest enemies: new world monkeys.

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It turns out that the one tried and true way of becoming happier, and building stronger relationships and communities, is to train ourselves into habits of gratitude. Gratitude, much like a muscle, can be conditioned, trained, and exercised, and the results are astounding. Recent research has been confirming that gratitude is the surest path to happiness; experience confirms these findings, and virtually every faith set in world history is rooted in gratitude. If we learn to appreciate and recognize the people we have in our lives that build us up and make our days even just a little bit better, we will be happier.

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The Anti-Groupon: New App Lets Repeat Customers Say Thanks New App We&Co Lets Customers Say Thanks, Get Free Stuff

Part Yelp, part FourSquare, this new app will help you become a regular at local businesses by actually getting to know the people who work there.


People like to brag about where they go, and they dig the idea of competing to "check in" more: FourSquare grew 3,400 percent last year. A new app is betting people will want to say thanks as much as they like saying, "I'm here."

GOOD got a sneak peek at We&Co, which launches publicly today after a test run in Atlanta. “Instead of the check in, our central action is the thank you,” We&Co's Creative Director Meggan Wood tells GOOD. "We want to take the emphasis off the place and put it on the people." This one is for the employees, the beloved barista, inventive mixologist and dependable hairstylist. Now the people who make up one-tenth of the labor force finally have a public pedestal. There's even a thank-o-meter.

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