Good News Headlines 6/23/15


Reading, Writing, Required Silence: How Meditation Is Changing Schools And Students

by Jaweed Kaleem, The Huffington Post

The David Lynch Foundation is bringing meditation to middle schools and high schools with higher-than-average rates of absenteeism, teacher turnover, and gaps in grades and graduation rates…  Read more



Walmart, Sears And Kmart Are No Longer Selling The Confederate Flag

by Lily Kuo,

Retailers and state governments across the United States are moving to ban the Confederate flag, a southern battle flag used during the American Civil War that has since become associated with white supremacist groups…  Read more



Environmental Movement Is Achieving Cleaner Air In Key States

by Damian Carrington, Alternet

The environmental movement is making a real difference in the U.S., according to a new research that shows states with strong green voices have significantly lower emissions of the gases that drive global warming…  Read more



Columbia University Will Divest From Private Prison Companies

by Tyler Kingkade, Huffington Post

Columbia University trustees voted Monday to divest from for-profit prison companies because of concerns about mass incarceration, becoming the first major university to do so…  Read more



Green Spaces In Schools Improve Children's Memory And Attention

by Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post

A yearlong study, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that elementary school children who were exposed to more green spaces within or directly outside their school showed improved learning and memory…  Read more



This CEO Knows How Hard It Is To Be A New Dad. So He Changed One Company Policy In A Big Way.

by Eric March, Upworthy

Virgin CEO Richard Branson just dropped an extraordinarily generous parental leave policy…  Read more



See A Company That Only Hires People Deemed 'Unemployable'

by Morgan Shoaff, Upworthy

Finding a job with a criminal record is now a little easier thanks to one Kansas company. I think they are onto something…  Read more


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