Good News Headlines 9/11/18

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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, center, celebrates victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the 7th Congressional House Democratic primary, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Boston.

 

Ayanna Pressley Upsets Incumbent In Primary; On Track To Become Massachusetts’ 1st Black Congresswoman

by Katharine Q. Seelye, New York Times/Good Black News

Ms. Pressley’s triumph was in sync with a restless political climate that has fueled victories for underdogs, women and minorities elsewhere this election season… Read More

 


 

Suicide Rate Among UK Men At Lowest Since 1981

from BBC News

Suicide rates among men in the UK are at their lowest for more than 30 years, official figures show… Read More

 


 

Low-Cost, Printable Solar Panels Offer Ray Of Hope Amid Energy Gridlock

by Michael McGowan, The Guardian

Australian physicist says technology could make signing up for energy accounts as easy as a mobile phone subscription… Read More

 


 

John Bunn, Wrongfully Incarcerated For 17 Years, Says Learning To Read Saved Him — Now He Builds Libraries In Prisons

by Alexandra King, CNN/Good Black News

The first book John Bunn fell in love with, curled up in his cell at a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, was Sister Souljah‘s novel “The Coldest Winter Ever.”… Read More

 


 

Istanbul’s ‘Reverse Vending Machines’ Trade Recyclables For Metro Fare

by Stephen Johnson, Big Think

The machines, dubbed “Smart Mobile Waste Transfer Centers,” are able to scan and assign a value to recyclables before crushing, shredding, and sorting the material… Read More

 


 

The Proven Health Benefits Of Positive News—And How To Deal With The Reality Today

from Good News Network

In a study of nearly 3000 healthy adults, a London University found that those who reported upbeat moods had lower levels of cortisol—the ‘stress’ hormone that leads to high blood pressure, weakened immune systems, and even abdominal obesity… Read More

 


 

Campaigners Celebrate As India Decriminalises Homosexuality

by Michael Safi, The Guardian

Celebrations have erupted in India after the supreme court unanimously ruled to decriminalise homosexual sex in a landmark judgment for gay rights… Read More

 

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