I'm honestly fed up with all the bad and fake news everywhere. I am not a journalist or an influencer, but I want to use my art to spread some positivity.

I wanted to create an almanac of positive as an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. That's why I want to share some of this year's positive news from around the world in the hope that it brings you some happiness and inspires you to spread some good news yourself!

Art, technology, food, science, animal rights, human rights... we have progressed in so many categories, and it's necessary to let the world know that, despite having much more to do, we've accomplished some amazing things in 2018. So although it is hard - stay positive.

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miten sasmita
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2 years ago

whoa this is a life saver!

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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2 years ago

Nice!

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Annabell
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2 years ago

France is on a good way!

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Harrison Rose
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2 years ago

Yes! I hate the argument that "sanitary products are a luxury." They are not, do you want blood all over your pants? All over your house?

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Meowton Mewsk
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2 years ago

Cute!

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Yanna Cubacub
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2 years ago

This is amazing

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Neha
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2 years ago

That is incredible!

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2 years ago

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Hopefully, all the barely legal restaurants will close. But I think it will take time... Indeed, although most Koreans are against this, the tradition remains. Some restaurants manage to still operate by breeding their own meat (i.e. dogs) in remote areas...

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Alia G.
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2 years ago

Taken long enough! I was so happy when Covergirl became cruelty free. I love wearing makeup and stuff, but so many of the big brands still test on animals.

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

I have mixed feelings about pandas.... because people mostly only care about protecting "cute" animals like them. I've read and watched so many times about how "ugly" animals like bugs and amphibians are always getting worse off because all the conservation funds and efforts go towards the ones the public likes... But I guess helping some animals is still better than no animals.

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

That's the cutest boob I have ever seen

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bob
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2 years ago

Which town? It is also noteworthy that more and more towns in Italy have restricted the use of cars drastically. For example, I used to live in Siena and driving there was next to impossible. You needed a special (and costly) licence to do so. Result: the air of town centers is very clean and walking is much less stressful. Perfect!

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

New Jersey has become the first state in the USA to ban elephants and other exotic animals from traveling performances

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Bumble
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2 years ago

This made me depressed more than happy. I get it is a step in the right direction but the journey is taking way too long. Even in the West, the last Magdalene laundry closed in the 90's. When will equality truly arrive?

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CCL_2018
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2 years ago

There's a lot of the scientific community that do not believe Ocean Cleanup Project will be successful. Apparently there hasn't been enough testing on the methods they plan to use, and the device misses a lot of plastic, especially the micro-plastic.

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

That's great! I hope the wasps are fine too, nobody ever talks about them.

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Kubu
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2 years ago

Sugar taxes and production limits in EU led to closing many sugar factories in Poland increasing unemployment and poverty in many rural areas and communities.

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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2 years ago

I love Holland

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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2 years ago

Good!

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Person2638
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2 years ago

This is adorable!

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Hristina Boncheva
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2 years ago

So cool

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Yanna Cubacub
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2 years ago

A simple act can really save lives ♥

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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2 years ago

This is good, correct? The crying is confusing. He should be small and happy.

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CCL_2018
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2 years ago

But how does compare to the number of people who are now vaping instead?

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Mimi
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2 years ago

That is the largest inheritance of a single person I've EVER heard of.

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

I hope that that is true..

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Carol Emory
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2 years ago

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And sons..boys get autism too.

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They've also taken a giant hit to their sales and are expected to close multiple stores, because of this.

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

I just hope this is an actual fact... Because I know that here we have a very fake literacy rate made out of people who can pretty much only write their own names and maybe a few words but are already considered literate for statistic purposes.

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

Hope theirs actually work. We have one in Brazil, but unfortunately it fails people way too often.

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Carol Emory
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2 years ago

I got metal re-usable ones for my family! They're only about 5-7 bucks and usually come with a carrying sleeve and a pipe cleaner.

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

Goats are the true GOAT (get it)

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Kubu
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2 years ago

Important stuff always mentioned twice ;)

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Carol Emory
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2 years ago

And they do it using a mixture of mud and vegetation..so it's environmentally conscious too.

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TheDivineMs.M
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2 years ago

OR you could just send the leftover bread to a homeless shelter instead of turning it into alcohol. Probably saves time and money.

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Full Name
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2 years ago

I 100% guarantee the decision is not morally based. If they could make serious margins, they'd still do it. I'm not saying that's bad nor good, I'm just saying...

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago

Give peace a chance

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Carrots help too.

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

Yes, but this is worded a bit poorly, imo. I mean, are they drinking less, or are other countries actually just worse than them now?

Agnes Jekyll
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2 years ago

No, this is a very specific program instituted by the government to change the Icelandic attitude toward drinking, especially underage drinking

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Jo Choto
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2 years ago

It's actually a very interesting public program. They found that drinking occurred because kids didn't have anything else to do. Iceland instituted all kinds of programs to involve students in sports and after-school activities and clubs. They gave kids all kinds of reasons to occupy themselves with positive things, and in a relatively short amount of time, the drinking statistics plummeted.

BusLady
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2 years ago

That is terrific! Good to hear.

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Chicken_dude1
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2 years ago

Iceland just has very strict drinking laws and alcohol is only available from government shops and it is very expensive

BusLady
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2 years ago

Well, that's certainly a deterrent.

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Huib van Wees (hvwees)
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2 years ago

Did the rest of the younths in Europe start to drink more? Or did the icelandic teen start to drink less?

Grace Wiebe
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2 years ago

Yeah, because the youths that grew up drinking too much are now adults that drink too much.

Anita Holleufer
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2 years ago

Good news!

sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

Excellent, I would like to hear how it happened !!!

Pattie Kelly
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2 years ago

What are they drinking less of? Alcohol or sodas? That makes a big difference.

Maggie Collins
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2 years ago

Ditto. I don't quite get it either!

Michael Poindexter
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2 years ago

They are all smoking weed now.

Ailen Fernandez
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2 years ago

Lazytown generation

Juan Pérez
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2 years ago

the are playing fornite xd

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Kubu
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2 years ago

They'll all end in Poland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and so forth.

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Peter Bear
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2 years ago

Not possible. Good intentions with bad science behind them are what lead to Godzilla. Just saying.

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Full Name
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2 years ago

Thanks to democratization and capitalism. Please world, let's keep on the path of progress!

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Yanna Cubacub
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2 years ago

Now this is generosity

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

Plus they make nice socks.

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

Are these good news?

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2 years ago

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I don't see how this is good or bad news. Females are well represented in music and always have been so who cares if this festival is gender equal?

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2 years ago

How is this "good" news? A country will always be at the top of any list of countries.

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

Wished I was good enough to actually use a bike as a means of transport. São Paulo is still way too dangerous for someone who just learned to ride a bike a couple of years ago.

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years ago

Not really sure how much weight we should put on Kim Jong-Un's promises....

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miten sasmita
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2 years ago

and more affordable meat for the less fortunate! yay!

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