Here are some things this week that put a smile on my face…. 

Ninja NC301 CREAMi Ice Cream Maker

Ice cream makers at home: I heard that the Ninja NC301 ($179) is very good, fast, and loud. One of the best things about this ice cream maker is that it is very easy to use. It comes with a simple control panel that allows you to adjust the settings and create ice cream in just minutes. I highly recommend it.

Your Personal Bodyguard: Take Care of Your Immune System 

Your best line of defense is to lead a healthy lifestyle. Sticking to overall good advice is the best thing you can do to naturally maintain a strong immune system. Your immune system, like every other organ in your body, functions better when it is protected from outside irritants and reinforced by healthy lifestyle habits like these:

Don’t smoke.

Eat fruit and vegetables.

Exercise regularly.

Maintain a healthy weight.

Drink in moderation.

Get adequate sleep.

wash your hands frequently to avoid infections.

Minimize stress.

Friendship in the Age of Loneliness: An Optimist’s Guide to Connection 

After a year of social distancing and lockdown measures during the pandemic, it’s clearer than ever that our friendships and social bonds are vital to our health and happiness. This refreshing, positive guide helps you take care of your people and form deep connections in the digital age. Written in short, digestible sections, this book reminds us that nurturing old and new friendships is a ritual, a necessity, and one of the most worthwhile things we can do in life.