Good News Headlines 3/7/17


New Study Finds Reading Can Help With Chronic Pain

by Good News Network

Hold onto your hats, book club fans: researchers have found that shared reading can be a useful therapy for chronic pain sufferers… Read More



Jews And Arabs Come Together For Backgammon Championship In Jerusalem

by Luke Baker, Reuters

The gathering is the latest in a series of events organized by Double Yerushalmi, a group trying to build closer ties between Arabs and Jews through cultural activities like singing, dancing and the increasingly popular shesh besh championship… Read More



State Approves Charter School At Old Sturbridge Village

by Craig S. Semon, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Two essential design elements of the proposed Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School are that it would be located inside the living history museum and that it would have a partnership with Expeditionary Learning. He said those two elements would make it a unique learning experience… Read More



Rep. Jared Polis Proposes Task Force To Highlight Immigrant Contributions In The U.S.

by John Aguilar, The Denver Post

To counter a plan by President Donald Trump to create a Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement office, or VOICE, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis this week introduced the Saved by American Immigrants National Taskforce, or SAINT, to document heroic achievements by those living in this country illegally… Read More



Global Plan Launched To Save Coral Reefs From Extinction

from Good News Network

The initiative called 50 Reefs is the first global plan to save the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet… Read More



‘Professor Trash Wheel’ Makes Its Debut In Canton

by Andrea K. McDaniels, The Baltimore Sun

A water wheel named "Mr. Trash Wheel" that pulls rubbish out of the Inner Harbor has become so widely popular — and so good at its job, to boot — that it now has a partner to help clean up Baltimore waters… Read More



How A Mother-Daughter Duo Has Helped Inmates Read With Their Kids

by Clara Germani, The Christian Science Monitor

Elizabeth Handel and her daughter Jane have collected some 30,000 books that have then been distributed to prisons in the Boston area. When inmates share the books with their children, it can strengthen family bonds… Read More



Garbage Collector Rescues Books From The Trash For Low-Income Kids

by Carolina Moreno, The Huffington Post

The garbage collector, featured in an AJ+ video posted Monday, takes discarded books from wealthy neighborhoods and adds them to a makeshift library in his home… Read More



Women Of NASA To Be Immortalized — In Lego Form

by Merrit Kennedy, NPR

The Danish company announced on Tuesday that it would produce the Women of NASA set, submitted by science writer Maia Weinstock… Read More



‘Beauty And The Beast’ Set To Make Disney History With Gay Character

from Attitude

While the reimagined romantic classic, featuring Emma Watson and former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens, might seem like the ultimate celebration of heterosexual love, it’s actually harbouring a treasure trove of gay secrets – and is set to make history with Disney’s first ever “exclusively gay moment” on film… Read More


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