Good News Headlines 4/25/17

 

Homeless Girls Find Girl Scout Troop To Call Their Own

by Scott Stump, Today

The members of Girl Scout Troop 6000 can be often be found dancing, working with arts and crafts and building bonds of sisterhood like any other Girl Scout troop, but their connection goes beyond friendship… Read More

 


 

Dorchester Educator Is National Teacher Of The Year

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

Sydney Chaffee, a teacher at Codman Academy Charter Public School, has been named the 2017 National Teacher of the Year… Read More

 


 

80-Year Study Shows Happiness Is The Driving Force In Our Health

by Karen Foster, Prevent Disease

When scientists began tracking the health of 268 Harvard sophomores in 1938 during the Great Depression, they hoped the longitudinal study would reveal clues to leading healthy and happy lives. They got more than they wanted… Read More

 


 

David Egan Is Changing The Way Our Society Looks At Down Syndrome

from USA Today

"I want to make it a trend, in our society, that people with disabilities, people with Down syndrome, can do those things that I've done"… Read More

 


 

Kentucky Coal Museum Goes Solar (And Miners Made It Happen)

by Sami Grover, Treehugger

This isn't the first time that we've seen coal mining unions become powerful and unexpected advocates for a renewables revolution… Read More

 


 

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets NASA Record For Most Days In Space

by Bill Chappell, NPR

Nearly 15 years after her first space launch, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has now spent more time off-planet than any other American, at more than 534 days… Read More

 


 

Rutgers Medical Students Care For Area Poor And Homeless

by Patti Verbanas, Rutgers Today

Student-doctors lead an interdisciplinary team of health students in providing care for underserved New Brunswick residents… Read More

 

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