Good News Headlines 10/16/18

 

9 Things Parents Can Say To Defuse A Meltdown With Compassion

by Evan Porter, Upworthy

As tempting as it may be to raise your voice, yell, and keep ramping up the punishment to ridiculous levels, some parenting experts say there’s a much better option… Read More

 


 

Drag Queens And Jesus: A Somerville Church’s Way To Show God’s Love

by Quincy Walters, WBUR

Drag Gospel has been one of the church’s most popular services since 2011, attendance is nearly tied with Easter… Read More

 


 

Brown University Renames Building To Honor Inman Edward Page And Ethel Tremaine Robinson, Two Early Black Graduates

by O’rya Hyde-Keller, Good Black News

The six-story academic and administrative facility currently known as the J. Walter Wilson building, will be renamed for Inman Edward Page — who, with a classmate, became one of the first two black graduates of Brown in 1877 — and Ethel Tremaine Robinson, who earned her degree in 1905 as the first black woman to graduate from the University… Read More

 


 

A Record 800,000 People Registered To Vote In A Single Day

by Spencer Parlier and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN

Voters’ excitement surrounding the midterm elections is as high as ever. 2018’s National Voter Registration Day broke its previous record of 771,321 new registered voters last week, as more than 800,000 people registered in preparation for the midterms… Read More

 


 

Acupuncture Could Be A Non-Pharmaceutical Source Of Pain Relief For Those Resisting Opioids

from Good News Network

Acupuncture has been used as a form of Eastern medicine for thousands of years – and now, these organizations are pushing for it to be elevated as a source of non-pharmaceutical pain relief, especially for recovering drug addicts… Read More

 


 

Clonakilty Named As Ireland’s First Autism Friendly Town As Community Bands Together For Training And Organisational Changes

by Fionnuala Walsh, The Irish Sun

Measures such as staff training, becoming service dog friendly and developing sensory activities, such as relaxation boxes and quiet rooms are being rolled out… Read More

 


 

US Bans New Mining Claims On Public Land Near Yellowstone

by Matthew Brown, AP

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the towering mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, after two proposed gold mines raised concerns that an area drawing tourists from the around the globe could be spoiled… Read More

 


 

Inside The ‘Nicest Place In America,’ A Refugee-Owned Falafel Shop In Tennessee

by Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News

A falafel restaurant opened by a Syrian refugee in Tennessee has become a pillar in his community, and a gathering place for people from all backgrounds and walks of life to come together over food… Read More

 


 

London Outdoor Gym Made From Melted-Down Knives

by Katerina Vittozzi, Sky News

The Steel Warriors charity hopes the climbing and sport facilities will help draw young people away from gangs… Read More

 


 

Artists Invite Refugees To Transform Their Prison Shelter Into Bright Community Of Color

from Good News Network

Is it possible to transform a prison, using only paint, into a welcoming space? A creative team in Amsterdam proved it can be done brilliantly… Read More

 

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