All too often, we focus on the world's bad news. And today, Sept. 11, is even more depressing than usual. Here, then, are a few pieces of good news, to offset the rest of your day.
From the Good News Network:
The Heimlich Maneuver, which was designed to help choking people, can also help prevent deaths from asthma.
Violent crime has been plummeting in recent years.
- There's a promising West Nile Virus vaccine in the works.
From the Positive Press:
Brazil recently opened the world's largest tropical national park (bigger than Maryland), which is likely to preserve many endangered species.
Learning comedy can make you a better businessperson.
- When you die, you can be transformed into an underwater reef.
From The Fool Community (our acclaimed discussion boards, which you can try free for 30 days):
Many Fools are successfully digging themselves out of crippling credit card debt. Just two days ago, Azotic explained how he paid off $20,000 in debt. A few days earlier, Fromagetorte did a happy dance after paying off $25,000. Tune in for support and to learn how others are succeeding.
On our Quitting Smoking board, folks like Markoose are kicking the habit and finding themselves amazed at how they feel and how much money they're saving. Read the board's Frequently Asked Questions for more insight and inspiration.
- On other boards, Fools are fighting weight gain, trading recipes, and discussing The Simpsons, great movies, photography, divorce, adoption, surviving cancer, current events, politics, golf, football, baseball, college, pets, women & investing, cars, weddings, parenting, travel, living below your means, and much more. Here's an eye-popping list of interesting boards (and one for investing-related boards) -- surely some will interest you!
You can read more cheery news at the sites above. Also, do your heart some good and read about the five amazing charitable organizations we supported last year in our Foolanthropy campaign. Each is doing an immeasurable amount of good in the world, in incredibly efficient ways, partly through our help.