Good News Headlines 12/26/17


Sesame Street Just Landed A $100 Million Grant To Help Refugee Kids

by Chris Morris, Fortune

The MacArthur Foundation has awarded Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) a five-year, $100 million grant to educate displaced children in the Middle East, specifically those affected by conflict and persecution… Read More



This Group Is Tackling LGBTQ Youth Suicide Rates, One Text Message At A Time

by Britni Danielle, Good Magazine

Growing up can be tough. Between school, parental pressure, raging adolescent hormones, and trying to fit in, young people often feel overwhelmed and unable to cope… Read More



The Last Known Dancing Bears Of Nepal Have Been Rescued

by Hilary Hanson, HuffPost

On Tuesday, conservation nonprofit Jane Goodall Institute of Nepal, with help from international nonprofit World Animal Protection and local police, confiscated the two sloth bears, named Rangila and Sridevi, from their handlers in the town of Iharbari… Read More



Tea Company Exchanges Fair Trade Status For Giving Back Directly To Their Farmers

from Good News Network

Tiesta Tea’s co-founders and marketing director just got back from installing a water well for our company’s hibiscus farmers in Nigeria… Read More



Boy Who Gave Up Xbox To Help Homeless Gets Christmas Wish Directly From Microsoft

by Natalie Dreier, AJC

One boy’s selfless act has been rewarded by tech giant Microsoft. Mikah Frye decided that the money that would have been spent to get him an Xbox for Christmas would go to better use this year… Read More



Norway Becomes First Scandinavian Country To Decriminalise Drugs In Historic Vote

by Rebecca Flood, Independent

Nicolas Wilkinson, the SV party’s health spokesman, told VG that parliament’s goal was to “stop punishing people who struggle, but instead give them help and treatment”. He added the aim is to transfer responsibility for drug policy from the justice system to the health system… Read More



5 Environmental Triumphs Over Trump In 2017

by onEarth, EcoWatch

In the name of making spirits bright, here are five times Trump's environmental actions didn't succeed at trashing planet Earth in the past year… Read More



Cell Phone Radiation Risks: California Issues Groundbreaking Guidelines

by Olga Naidenko, Environmental Working Group

This week, California officially issued groundbreaking guidelines advising cell phone users to keep phones away from their bodies and limit use when reception is weak… Read More



The Nutrition Wars And Downfall Of Big Food


As consumer food preferences are rapidly changing, with more people looking for and buying healthier foods, the food industry is struggling to come up with a coordinated response to win back consumer confidence and recoup sagging sales… Read More


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