Good News Headlines 4/16/19


LeBron James Opened School For District’s Most Hopeless Students — Their Latest Test Scores Are Astonishing

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

All of the students at this experimental Ohio school had been declared “irredeemable” because of their behavioral issues or social circumstances – but their latest test scores showed that they just needed a little bit of love… Read More



The ‘Attenborough Effect’ Has Made People More Conscious About Plastic Use

by Katherine Martinko, Treehugger

A new report by Global Web Index found that the ‘Attenborough Effect’ (named after Blue Planet II’s narrator David Attenborough) has led to a 53 percent reduction in single-use plastic usage over the past 12 months… Read More



Willie Nelson Rescued 70 Horses From Slaughterhouse To Roam On His Ranch In Texas

by Michael Wing, The Epoch Times

For the country music legend, who is approaching his 87th birthday, the ranch represents his love of country music as well as horses in need… Read More



When A Laundromat Becomes A Library

from PBS NewsHour

The first five years of a child’s life are critical for language exposure, but studies suggest children in lower-income families often don’t experience the rich literary environment wealthier kids do… Read More



How Sharing Can Bring Japan’s Elderly And Youth Together

by Louise George Kittaka, Shareable

According to Fujiwara, research indicates that intergenerational exchange can help the elderly to build interpersonal relations and develop greater social capital within their communities… Read More



Ancient Irish ‘Healing Soil,’ Once Used By Druids, Really Works

by Bryan Nelson, Mother Nature Network 

Folk remedies aren’t always taken seriously by scientists, but occasionally age-old wisdom can surprise… Read More



How A Team Of Researchers And High School Students In California Are Working Together To Reduce Pesticide Exposure In Children

by Alessandra Bergamin, Ensia

A decades-long study in California is shining a light on the impact of pesticides on childhood brain development, while getting young people directly involved in the research… Read More


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