We are often bombarded with fear-mongering and shocking headlines that make us feel that the world is falling apart.

However, while it’s important to report on problems and issues, I believe there is so much good in this world that it needs to be found and promoted just as widely.

Because of that, I started The Happy Broadcast. It's an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. Also, this year, I’ve illustrated even more happy news than in 2018.

We need more positive news to acknowledge that the world is actually getting better little by little.

More info: Instagram

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago

Child marriage should not be tolerated anywhere.

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When I'm working on The Happy Broadcast, I try to pick news that has an international appeal and touches themes like animal rights, climate change and science. News that shows how much we’re progressing on many fronts despite being often bombarded with few-mongering headlines.

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Ania O
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2 years ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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Marc
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2 years ago

Yet big parts of the Rainforest are burning these days...

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I think there are many reasons why negative news is dominating the media. It's like a sudden disaster a, it's more compelling than, for example, little improvements. Bad things can happen quickly, but good things aren’t built in a day, and as they unfold, they're out of sync with the news cycle.

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Nea
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2 years ago

This must make many people happy due to one act. Lovely initiative.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

I had read about this in the news earlier this year. Good job, mate!

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Marc
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2 years ago

Thank you Norway!

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As humans, we have this thing called “negative bias” that make us respond quicker to bad or dangerous situations. Nowadays, this bias is getting in the way of our happiness and well-being, and even our productivity because most of the narrative surrounding us (print, online or mobile) is that the “world is ending".

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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2 years ago

It is getting more and more common in some countries and supermarkets. Loose fruits and vegetables and also non-perfect ones. It's a good trend!

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Foxxy
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2 years ago (edited)

More funding is needed for stem cell research. They have already discovered some incredible ways stem cells can help with paralysis and other movement disorders etc. Imagine what else they can discover.

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I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it's very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is amazing! The Netherlands are an amazing example when it comes to society and community. We all can learn from them!

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Lucas
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2 years ago

Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

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Nea
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2 years ago

Steps like these show the power of the State in achieving large scale sustainable results if there is a will.

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Sonja
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2 years ago

Oh...thats sooo sweet, that should be everywhere..

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is especially important in the fight against so called puppy mills.

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Iggy
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2 years ago

Or buzz stops, as they should now be known.

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Marc
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2 years ago

It's sad that in 2019 equal pay has to be enforced. It should be just normal... should.

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Sonja
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2 years ago

Oooh.love this...why it is not everywhere...

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

I love this picture! So cute!

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Full Name
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2 years ago

This is a great contrast to all the negativity we hear about women's value in India.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The bees thank you, and I thank you.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

I have always hated circuses. Even when I was so young I did not have the words to explain why I was crying. So good to see this!!!

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Full Name
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2 years ago

I'll believe it when I see it. There have been stories of oil eating bacteria, and all sorts of magical things that eat the bad stuff. I hope to see it, but until then....

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Full Name
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2 years ago

This is fantastic. Sooooo many people end up in jail or dead because we fail them as a society.

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Full Name
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2 years ago

Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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2 years ago

95% is very impressive.

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European other
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2 years ago

Yes but they are in danger of climate change now like many species

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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Marc
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2 years ago

Palm oil is in so many products. I try to avoid them but it is not always easy. Palm tree farms did destroy a lot of animal habits and nature environments.

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Jon Garrett
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2 years ago

Nairobi has a baby elephant orphanage. So I guess not. Of course, if they are brought up in the orphanage, which is by Nairobi National Park, then they are not sold to a zoo or circus.

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Full Name
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2 years ago

That's adorable. Not sure how something involving grown adults and the most massive terrestrial animals can be adorable, but somehow it is.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

This is wonderful news!

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Zach Tan
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2 years ago

Great for packaging! For almost everything else, not so much. But still a great step forward!

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Pedro Hasashi
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2 years ago

Now let's build Jurassic Park!

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Magpie
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2 years ago

That is brilliant! And this research has taken a very long time to bear fruit. Thank god for scientists ;p

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Magpie
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2 years ago

This is great! This is what us grown ups need to do for the climate strike kids.

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Lucas
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2 years ago

The best snoots on the planet's best critters.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

So wonderful to see compassion making the law. * cries just a bit *

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Juliana Kessler
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2 years ago

This is definitely a good thing, but be careful to remember that fortnite is known for an especially toxic crunch culture. Employees are expected to work insane hours with no pay. Planting forests is good, but he should also be held responsible for the unfair and harmful working conditions his company creates.

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is a good sign. Break the circle! That is the only way.

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arjelio mas
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2 years ago

The rabid, right-wingers still spewing their nonsense that renewables will drive prices up so high no one will be able to have electricity will not be noticing this development. The belief disconfirmation paradigm is too powerful for some people to overcome.

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Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

Glad to see them come back. Sad that they died out there in the first place.

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Slinkman
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2 years ago

Ironic to place greenery on the exact place where ice and snow should be.

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Nia Loves Art
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2 years ago

This is nice, but it would be better if children being educated wasn’t contingent on their parents paying any sort of fee.

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John
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2 years ago

Sweet! Now they just need to do something about the cattle ranchers.

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Rosie Hamilton
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2 years ago

Dogs are pretty good at this too!

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

We still have a long way to go.

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Alethia Nyx
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2 years ago

*one of mathematics most prestigious awards. The Abel prize for mathematics. The most prestigious is the fields medal, was first (and so far only) won by a woman in 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani.

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Maybe so but what research has been made to find out the effects seaweed has on the cows body. We already know that corn isn’t very good for them yet they are still fed a high corn diet in some countries (US particularly).

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Lucas
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2 years ago

Although the use of solar panels is green, many solar panel manufacturing processes are not. To create a solar panel, caustic materials will emit greenhouse gases. Plus less than 11% of each panel has salvageable metals so they're not very recyclable once they're usable life has expired. Most people aren't aware that the 'green' alternatives often aren't.

miten sasmita
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2 years ago

But compared to burning fossil fuel this is definitely better option

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Kaitlin Smith
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2 years ago

Thank you so much for making this list. I know from personal experience that being bombarded with bad news can make the world feel much scarier than it really is. The world needs more people like you.

Mary Huber
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2 years ago

Absolutely love this good news! Keep it coming!

Full Name
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2 years ago

The things people burn to create light are often toxic. Cleaner air in the home is wonderful.

Hayden Van Meeteren
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2 years ago

But they really hate the gays.

Mooncut
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2 years ago

Great no energy poverty, bit there's still food poverty, sanitation poverty etc.

Manjo
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1 year ago

You must check out the Amazing developments hapening in india since last 5 years including - increasing the number of bank accounts of individuals from 45% of population to 85% --- which is approx 450million people --- greater than the population of entire Europe within 2 years of inception!! Many more such huge statistics of development to include here!!!

Henry Saravia-Melara
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1 year ago

So, how do they pay for the electricy?Nothing is free

Jhonny Lutchmaya
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2 years ago

Is it possible that solar panels can be manufactured to last longer ?

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 years ago

The Chinese use plastics and composites in their solar panels all these components are dangerous and break down into the air and the ozone. The only viable option is the way it was designed in the first place with Glass.

Sonya Muhl
Community Member
2 years ago

Super amazing. If everyone reading this could start looking for the positive around us - imagine the change we can make in life!! Thanks for posting this. Hugs to you!

Renée Guercia
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank goodness

Marianne Kalashian
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2 years ago

See my comment for #41.

Otso Laine
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2 years ago

How will this help when they have regular blackouts every day? They break transformers to steal their toxic oil - to cook!

Steven Lidkea
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2 years ago

It can aim all it wants, but what about nighttime?

Mariah Schauf
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2 years ago

😄

John Underwood
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2 years ago

It was great to read such a huge collection of good news. Well done.

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
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2 years ago

Fantastic! There are brilliant minds in Africa and being connected to electricity will broaden their horizons, and the worlds!

Mike Pazda
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2 years ago

200m Stray dogs in the world: https://www.npr.org/2017/12/29/574598877/no-easy-answer-to-growing-number-of-stray-dogs-in-the-u-s-advocate-says?t=1576442695670

Johan Lorentzen
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2 years ago

Wonderfull

Marg Smith
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2 years ago

Just terrific

Marie Cederman
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2 years ago

Wonderful

Goldie MG
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2 years ago

Well done! GreAt news.

Yvonne Gate
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2 years ago

Here comes the sun....

Sue Clifford
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2 years ago

Every new home in Florida should have solar. If more people had solar they would develop a green panel.

Sunzilla
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2 years ago

Electricity? What electricity? 👀 #Loadshedding.

Martha Spurlock
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2 years ago

That will not lift them out of poverty--poverty is the result of oppressive political regimes. Africa's love affairs with Communist dictatorships is the reason Africans are mired in poverty.

nala simba
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2 years ago

Give them water! Give them the means to grow food. Help them to help themselves. Too many heartbreaking adverts on TV.

Dana L. Stewart
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2 years ago

Loved it all - except for propeller wind turbines which are killing Nature's pest control - migratory birds and bats. They run on gas motors and self-combust and explode. They are very environmentally counterproductive and will never make up in energy the energy it takes to produce them. Huge upstream AND downstream costs! Helix and vertical-axis turbines are far safer and more efficient.

Mike Harnett
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm just going to put this out there, since birds are the biggest argument people use against propeller turbines: Wind turbines kill between 214,000 and 368,000 birds annually — a small fraction compared with the estimated 6.8 million fatalities from collisions with cell and radio towers and the 1.4 billion to 3.7 billion deaths from cats.

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Lou Schonder
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2 years ago

The cartoons alone are fantastic! Thank you!

Maria Elisabeth
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2 years ago

If only these adorable cartoons linked to the article behind the headline...

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2 years ago

Funny how it shows all of Africa

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