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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1 year 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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So all new generations will be inbred as fuck then?

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Rose the Cook
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1 year ago

This was long overdue.

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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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1 year ago

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

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

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

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

That is awesome news, hopefully it stays that way.

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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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1 year ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Hopefully supermarkets worldwide can implement more eco friendly alternatives also.

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Foxxy
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1 year 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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1 year ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
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1 year 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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Magpie
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1 year ago

THANK YOU

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Nea
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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

This should be worldwide. Adopt don’t shop.

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

I love this initiative.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Australia has had the legislation equal pay for equal work since 1969 and Anti-discrimination laws based on sex was introduced in 1984.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

IN my state in Australia, the rspca will allow adoptions ( they quiz the humans very carefully, and you have to sign a contract to be kind ) of elder animals free. Cats and dogs over ten years..... i adopted a 14 year old cat and just love him.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

* cries*

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1 year ago

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

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Wait, what? Google here I come.

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Marc
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1 year ago

Luckily, most animals in german circus are forbidden these days.

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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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1 year ago

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

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Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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1 year ago

95% is very impressive.

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European other
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1 year 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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1 year ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Fingers crossed they follow through.

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Do all elephants take in orphaned babies?

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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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1 year ago

This is wonderful news!

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Zach Tan
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1 year 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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1 year ago

Now let's build Jurassic Park!

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

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The trick is to find dogs that are willing to do the same thing over and over and over.

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

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White Raven
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1 year ago

Cool

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The answer to most problems is an increase in living standards.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

YES !!!! thank you for this info. !!!

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

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It's ironic that climate change has actually increased the amount of carbon sucking plants exist. Yay global warming!

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In Canada they'd say that destroys jobs.

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John
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1 year ago

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

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It is common in Germany too. Blind people are trained to find breast cancer and a session can take up to several hours.

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1 year ago

We still have a long way to go.

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blugeagua
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1 year ago

Finally! Women are obviously just as good at math and science as men are. We are human beings too after all.

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

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