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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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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is great. Here in Brazil, supermarkets and restaurants avoid donating food even when they actually wanted to because the food donated continues to be the donor's responsibility, so if, for example, it' poorly transported or stored and goes bad and someone eats it and gets sick, it's your store that will get in trouble even if it was fine when you donated, so they're all scared of donating.

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    5 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    The name of the Brewery is Saltwater Brewery. All of the rings are made out of the barley and grains used in the brewing process. So they are completely edible by humans and sea creatures.

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    huh in Poland several cities decided to ban fireworks on new year because of animals.

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    If more people would recycle plastic, that would be a good start. I'm appalled at all the trash I see thrown away, that could have been recycled. And not just plastic. My son and I were discussing today the problem of plastic straws. Why couldn't they be made of a fast-degrading material, or even paper? They are only going to be used one time, and can end up in the sea or landfills, taking who knows how long to degrade.

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    More farmers are keeping bees to benefit crop production, or are allowing beekeepers to keep hives on their property.

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Serious question, does that sugar tax include high fructose corn syrup? If not, it should. Sodas were unhealthy before, but when soft drink companies switched to HFCS they became even worse.

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    The main function of today prisons is to transform problematic people into professional criminals, the whole concept need to be reworked IMHO

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Ugh, doesn't it disgust people to know that their comfort comes from something ripped off of something else's body?

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    we need to make ocean plastic profitable, if companies start using it and poor people can harvest it and sell it , it is a win win. Stop creating plastic,reuse.

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Unfortunately, E-Cigarette smoking is on the rise, especially among teens due to the flavors that comes in them that teens like :(

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I wasn't diagnosed until I was in my 40s. It's really hard to detect in girls for the simple reason that all the emphasis is placed on boys' symptoms. It's the same with heart attacks. Everybody knows about classic male symptoms. Fewer people know how differently it presents in women.

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    @Jeff: I so agree. In almost every case of school shootings, and other mass shootings, the shooter had significant mental health issues. Often, they had stopped getting treatment, stopped taking their meds, etc. Mass shootings are as much a mental health issue, as a gun control issue.

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    They've done a great job of slowing their population growth by giving out free condoms

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Tbh it's kind of unfair that solar power is currently such a niche product, and easy, affordable solar panels for people to buy would really make a difference

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Good news from a purely ecological point of view. Bad news for the people who make a living in the coal-mining industry. Ironically, it's exactly today that the last coal-mine in my area closes, leaving many unemployed. Maybe someone should finance projects that help these people get new jobs.

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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?

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Burning Coal to produce the electricity to power electric vehicles, produces more emissions than a gas powered vehicle.

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    FACT: if you throw money and fame at the problem for long enough, it will solve itself

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Yeah, and, to no-one's surprise, closely followed by Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand and Sweden. I was initially shocked to see Sweden so low on the list, but when I saw the actual figures, I realised these countries are statistically so close together, that they'll just keep rotating for the No.1 spot for the foreseeable future. Or, of course, you can take Fox News' word for it that these are in fact hell-holes where Muslim refugees rape anything in sight and where Sharia law will be introduced any day now...

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Just walk around Chicago and you'll see what a great system it is! It's been there for years and it's so great to see so many bikers!

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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