Good News Headlines 5/7/19

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Having Dogs Is Great For Your Social Life: Almost Half Of Owners Have Made Friends While On ‘Walkies’

from Good News Network

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but a new survey of 2,000 dog owners shows that they’re also good for helping their owners make new friends too… Read More



California Is Drought-free For The First Time In Nearly A Decade

by Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, Los Angeles Times

For the first time since 2011, the state shows no areas suffering from prolonged drought and illustrates almost entirely normal conditions, according to a map released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor… Read More



Beyond Meat Is Going Public. Meat Alternatives Are Going Mainstream.

by Kelsey Piper, Vox

Beyond Meat, the plant-based meat company, started publicly trading Thursday morning, and the stock more than doubled in value right out of the gate — it’s now trading at $60, when just last week the company was estimating it would start selling at $19 to $21… Read More



In Classic Children’s Books, A Window To Childhood In Past Centuries

by Perri Klass, M.D., New York Times

A hundred years ago, in 1919, the first Children’s Book Week was celebrated in the United States. Now, in honor of the centennial, the Library of Congress has made available a free online collection of a hundred children’s books from a century ago or more… Read More



No More Styrofoam: Igloo Is Releasing A $10 Biodegradable Cooler.

by Eric Pfeiffer, Good Magazine

The Igloo ReCool is "the world's first eco-sensitive cooler made from 100% biodegradable materials," and it only costs $10… Read More



Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced To Read Books. Here’s What One Learned.

by Christine Hauser, New York Times

A Virginia judge handed down an unusual sentence last year after five teenagers defaced a historic black schoolhouse with swastikas and the words “white power” and “black power.”… Read More



Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Rock – Forever

by Valeria Perasso, BBC

The Hellisheidi power station, 25km (15 miles) outside Reykjavik, is Iceland's main geothermal plant, and is one of the largest in the world… Read More



Mom Who Initially Struggled To Accept Her Gay Son Now Stands In At Same-Sex Weddings

by Yasmin Amer, WBUR

Sara says there are so many moments she regrets not being there for her son when he really needed her. But she’s here now and wants to help others in the gay community who are struggling with rejection from their families… Read More


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