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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.

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

I am so happy for their victory, but just find it bonkers that an indigenous tribe had to fight a legal battle to protect their land in the first place.

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

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

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

Hopefully supermarkets worldwide can implement more eco friendly alternatives also.

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

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

Hm, I think Sweden must have forgot to apply then. We dont have stray dogs, at least for decades. Any lost dog gets collected, if no owner is found it gets adopted via Animal Protection. I have seen one or two lost dogs, where we found the owner, but never a genuine stray.

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

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

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

SOOOO not against this! But....shouldn't it be equal pay for equal skill? (meaning, no race, gender, age, or any discrimination at all!) If you have more skill in the task, you get paid more, if you have less you get paid less. Plain and simple (yet I know it is more difficult to prove wrong-doing that way too)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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