Good news!

Good news!

Wouldn’t it be delightful to hear nothing but good news and inspiring stories once in a while? Nowadays with the constant onslaught of 24 hours news, everything seems to be ‘breaking news’ and the nature of news is it’s usually bad news! Interestingly in the New York Times John Tierney wrote an article entitled ‘ Good News Beats Bad on Social Networks’ the article cites ‘Now that information is being spread and monitored in different ways, researchers are discovering new rules. By scanning people’s brains and tracking their e-mails and online posts, neuroscientists and psychologists have found that good news can spread faster and farther than disasters and sob stories’.

Here’s some news feeds which focus on the more upbeat side to reporting:

Positive News
From their website: ‘Positive News is the world’s first publication dedicated to reporting positive developments. We take a solution-focused perspective on the challenges facing society.’

Optimist World
A brief description from their website: ‘Seven-and-a-half years ago we began our mission to highlight the positive things happening in our world. We sensed that, like us, there were many of you out there hungry to read good news. Our hunch was that in a media weary with negative headlines and dire tales of the things going wrong, there was a place for uplifting stories; somewhere we could celebrate the best of life and be inspired by the joy around us’

The Americans seem to embrace the good news phenomenon more easily than most, with the NBC Today programme producing this daily on their website, check it out at:

The Daily Good
DailyGood, founded in 1998, when a college student started sharing inspiration with a half a dozen of his friends by sending them an enriching quote every day.

Huffington Post
From the Huffington Post a daily section dedicated to the more uplifting stories out there:<