Good News Headlines 10/2/18


The Ocean Cleanup Dispatches “Giant Pac-Man” To Remove Plastic From The Pacific

by Dan Howarth, Dezeen

The first large-scale operation to scoop waste plastic from the Pacific Ocean has set off from San Francisco… Read More



California Passes First U.S. Ban On Animal-Tested Cosmetics

by Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch

The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act stipulates that manufacturers cannot "import for profit, sell or offer for sale" any cosmetics tested on animals once the law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020… Read More



Seattle Throws Out 15 Years Of Marijuana Convictions

by Michael Harriot, The Root

Citing the war on drugs’ disproportionate impact on people of color, judges in Seattle have agreed to vacate the marijuana convictions of hundreds of people who were punished for pot possession before the state made weed legal… Read More



Being Near Water Can Improve Your Mental Health

by Brittney McNamara, Teen Vogue

Water is considered the elixir and source of life. It covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, makes up nearly 70% of our bodies, and constitutes over 70% of our heart and brains… Read More



7-Year-Old Barber Offers Free Haircuts To Neighborhood Kids

from CBS Philly

The girl actually passed barber training school before she started second grade. She was 7 years old when she passed. She is now giving free haircuts to neighborhood kids as community service… Read More



India Strikes Down Sexist Adultery Law: ‘Husband Is Not The Master Of The Wife’

by Mary McDougall, CNN

India's top court has abolished a colonial-era law criminalizing extramarital sex, in a landmark ruling campaigners have hailed as a victory for women's rights… Read More


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