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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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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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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2 years ago

Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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2 years ago

95% is very impressive.

Emily
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2 years ago

Not as impressive as %100 though...

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Lenka Smetanová
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2 years ago

well, Im from village, we also recicled most of our food, for as long as I can remeber... Its called: Feeding animals and kompost :) :) go South Korea

miten sasmita
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2 years ago

I watched a video about it. They must pay to dispose food waste into a certain bin, the more they dump the more they pay. Then the food waste got recycled into compost, animal feed, etc

Ellen Mandris
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2 years ago

...but we won't talk about South Koreans eating dogs!!

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

The dogs and cats are deliberately heinously tortured, boiled alive, burned with a torch to death - no carbon monoxide fumes to render animal unconscious, their limbs cut off when alive. Those atrocities are "illegal" but this vile business is thriving in every oriental country. Nothing will make me to appreciate these sub-human evil monsters, except for few compassionate who fight against these abominable atrocities.

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Gay Abarbanell
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2 years ago

And when will WE wake up?

Alex Eyler
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2 years ago

fuckin' right! LOVED the food recycling in South Korea. Taiwan does it to an extreme degree too.

Jodie Patricia
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2 years ago

Australia could learn a lot. We have so far to go here when it comes to recycling effectively.

Rose Fagan
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2 years ago

Now if they could do away with eating dogs!

Sally Spelbring
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2 years ago

WAKE UP AMERICA

Mooncut
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2 years ago

Wow! That's incredible!

Steve Cruz
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2 years ago

Denver has a composting program. When I was house-sitting, I was instructed to put food waste in the green bags and when they were full, put them in a special bin. In warm weather they put the bags into their deep freezer until the night before pickup. Also compostable: tissues and paper towels, pet and human hair/nail trimmings, small bones or large bones that have been crushed, pet droppings, lawn clippings, leaves, weeds, flowers…

elfin
Community Member
2 years ago

So ironic that many Americans think that we are automatically #1. Though we are tops in number of people per capita in prison.

Thin Mint
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2 years ago

I've been to South Korea and trash lines the streets 3-4ft high in a lot of places...

Karin Downs
Community Member
2 years ago

How can we spread this to the USA?

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
2 years ago

a working solution

Auntie Depressant
Community Member
2 years ago

THE U.K. NEEDS TO GET ONBOARD WITH EVEN A FRACTION OF ALL OF THIS WONDERFUL PROGRESS! I’m moving!

Naomi
Community Member
2 years ago

That is great! This is what I call an INPROVEMENT.

Renée Guercia
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful

Denise Ward
Community Member
2 years ago

Awesome! It CAN be done!

Nickki Rubin
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2 years ago

Great news

Diane Pannesco
Community Member
2 years ago

Thumbs up

Susan Henry
Community Member
2 years ago

Good news

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
Community Member
2 years ago

Impressive! The U.S. could use their model!

Katherine Treat
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2 years ago

We in the US could do so much more...

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

Incredible news !!!

Johan Lorentzen
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderfull

Marg Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Giant steps

Charlie Mercier
Community Member
2 years ago

Now this is good news! This should be much higher up.

Julie Lynch
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s a wonderful percentage, good one, South Korea

Sherry Stafford
Community Member
2 years ago

yea why cant America do that. We are not educated enough to produce such things?

Vivien Counsell Mitchell
Community Member
2 years ago

I want to read more about this.....food should not be wasted. Take no more than you need. Recycle the waste. Healthier people, healthier community.

Goldie MG
Community Member
2 years ago

Well done👏👏👏❗️

Gowthami Arun
Community Member
2 years ago

US needs to implement something like this. Food wastage generated here is humongous.

Ethan Collard
Community Member
2 years ago

there's still room for improvement!

Anne Temple
Community Member
2 years ago

I recycle 100% in my back yard. Compost.

nala simba
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2 years ago

Why is so much food being wasted?

Anna McHugh
Community Member
2 years ago

Fantastic!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

Excellent Korea !!!

Sarawyn
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s incredible.

Diane Joines
Community Member
2 years ago

Do we not have the research, is the money made not enough for billionaires.

Laura Baldwin
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2 years ago

If they can do it, why can’t the UK?

Freya the Wanderer
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2 years ago

It's obscene and criminal that so much food gets wasted worldwide while so many go hungry.

Roxy Eastland
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2 years ago

Uneaten food is so easy to deal with. There are microorganisms which will turn it into compost. Every country with a good infrastructure should be collecting all uneaten food, composting it, and selling fertiliser for use on crops to raise money for the local community.

Sue Pellant
Community Member
2 years ago

So why can't we do this?

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Convenience is the key. More people would recycle if it was easier for them (e.g. people in rural areas who don’t even have garbage pickup and have to haul their own to the dump—already a chore, so adding recycling just piles more work on top of it).

m. b
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2 years ago

Yep, i remember the looks as i say i want my left overs packed in China...

m. b
Community Member
2 years ago

As if i'm poor or trash

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Jon S.
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2 years ago

I have been told they also create jobs for seniors by making them recycling wardens, making sure everyone knows what and how to recycle.

Craymoss
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2 years ago

So, who’s eating all this ‘recycled food’? Let me guess, North Korea? That must be why it's at 95%.

KT Trondsen
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2 years ago

I don't believe it's 95%

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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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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.

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