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 months 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 months ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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Marc
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2 months 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 months ago

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

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Raine Soo
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2 months 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 months 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 months ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
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2 months 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 months ago

Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

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Nea
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2 months 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 months ago

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

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Marc
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2 months ago

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

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Iggy
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2 months ago

Or buzz stops, as they should now be known.

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Marc
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2 months 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 months ago

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

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Pamela24
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2 months ago

I love this picture! So cute!

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Full Name
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2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago

Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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2 months ago

95% is very impressive.

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European other
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2 months 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 months ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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Marc
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2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago

This is wonderful news!

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Zach Tan
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2 months 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 months ago

Now let's build Jurassic Park!

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Magpie
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2 months 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 months 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 months ago

The best snoots on the planet's best critters.

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Magpie
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2 months ago

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

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Juliana Kessler
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2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago

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

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Rosie Hamilton
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2 months ago

Dogs are pretty good at this too!

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Foxxy
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2 months ago

We still have a long way to go.

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Alethia Nyx
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2 months 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 months 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 months 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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2 months ago

This should be much higher up.

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Ania O
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2 months ago

We should all follow suit

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Magpie
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2 months ago

This is why we need to preserve as much old growth forest as possible. We have no idea what is in there.

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Lucas
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2 months ago

For those saying who reads newspapers - lots of people still don't have access to the internet on a regular or reliable basis. Estimated 3.8 billion still offline.

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Heidi Geary
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2 months ago

And hopefully some of those students will become politicians.

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Magpie
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2 months ago

It is a great start, we still need to do more.

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Pretty Pangolin
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2 months ago

Now that's a wall I can support!

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Heidi Geary
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2 months ago

Never understood the appeal of fur anyways. Fake fur seems to have the same affect for me than real fur, so I don't really seem the point of killing animals for it.

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Alusair Alustriel
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2 months ago

By then all elephants will be dead, cause hey, they have to sell before it's banned.

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Marc
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2 months ago

As someone close to the age of 40, I am very proud of those kids, teens and students. Yes, not everything is perfect with the movement and sometimes it's polemic and not perfectly based on facts. But that is not important. The important thing is, that young people stand up for something and fight for it. That is a good sign. My generation watched the world going down for way too long. It is the young generation who has to fix it now and they are on a good way. Even if not everything is perfect.

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Lizzy Potter
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2 months ago

*after changing my default engine to Ecosia and finding out something special...* HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY Ecosia!!!

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Lucas
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2 months ago

The UK should be prefectly capable of producing sufficient renewable energy from wind, solar and water. It doesn't need to be sunny, it's frequently very windy and the UK is surrounded by water as it's a pretty small island.

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Nea
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2 months ago

Lovely how highlighting the progress made paves way for addressing the challenges that remain. If few deaths could be prevented, many more are possible.

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2 months ago

Where can I donate?

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ZANDA
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2 months ago

giving a new meaning to the German idiom "Baumschule"

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Sill Marien
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2 months ago

Now? How come it's only now available for humans when it has been available for pet animals for years. (google bionic vet)

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European other
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2 months ago

Sounds complicated.

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Heidi Geary
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2 months ago

Why shouldn't schools teach sign language?

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Heidi Geary
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2 months ago

Hey, didn't BP have an article about that a few months ago?

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Keisha Washington
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2 months ago

I call dibs on the tomatoes :-)

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2 months ago

Pirates are pirates because they feel it's the best, or only way to put food on the table. It's not because they are evil. This is a much better solution than locking people up.

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