Good News Headlines 1/17/17


The Latest ‘Shark Tank’ Success Story Is A Line Of Natural Hair Dolls

by Jennifer Ford, Essence

The collection was created to help redefine societal standards of beauty, and offer girls with kinky/curly hair, wider noses and fuller lips a doll that reflects their unique beauty… Read More



5 Successful Corporations Show What Can Happen When Employees Are Paid A Living Wage

from Upworthy

Luckily, many companies are choosing to do better by their employees — not only becoming great places to work but also proving the “trickle-down” theory of business wrong… Read More



Huge Scientific Study Refutes The Federal Government’s Stance On Marijuana

by Laurel Raymond, ThinkProgress

The review states quite clearly that there is “conclusive or substantial evidence” that marijuana is effective for the treatment of chronic pain, as a tonic for nausea and vomiting in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, and in treating spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients… Read More



First Ever Study Shows Chair Yoga Is Effective Arthritic Treatment

from Good News Network

For the millions of older adults who suffer from osteoarthritis in their lower extremities (hip, knee, ankle or foot), chair yoga is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life while avoiding pharmacologic treatment or adverse events… Read More



CVS Now Selling Generic Competitor To EpiPen At A 6th Of The Price

from CBS Boston

CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its soaring cost to consumers… Read More



The Majority Of America Is Now Pro-Choice

by Maureen Shaw, Think Progress

Recent research from the Pew Research Center indicates that 69 percent of Americans — or 7 in 10 — say Roe v. Wade should not be completely overturned. This represents a 6-point increase in the number of individuals who expressed this sentiment just a few years ago… Read More



Obama Adds Southern Civil Rights Sites To National Monuments Legacy

by Ellen Powell, The Christian Science Monitor

On Thursday, President Obama proclaimed three new sites as national monuments. In Beaufort, S.C., the Reconstruction Era National Monument became the first monument to highlight the work of freed slaves to start schools and forge community. Two other monuments in Alabama focus on those who fought for inclusivity during the civil rights movement… Read More



Air China Makes History With Shark Fin Ban

by Dominique Mosbergen, The Huffington Post

In what has been hailed as a far-reaching victory for global shark conservation, Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo on its flights… Read More


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