Let’s start the week off with some inspiring ‘Positive News’ and this stunning video is a good way to start.
From The Good News Network
If you’re looking for a humbling new travel destination—and you don’t suffer from vertigo or an aversion to heights—then take some inspiration from these breathtaking views of the Red Clouds Golden Summit.
The Summit is a pair of temples that rest at an elevation of 8,400 feet (2,500 meters) on top of Mount Fanjing—the highest peak of the Wuling Mountain range in southwestern China.
The temples are considered to be the “bodhimaṇḍa”—the place of enlightenment—of the Maitreya Buddha.
In addition to the temples recently being added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, they…
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovered an Earth-like planet circling a nearby star within the Goldilocks zone of our galaxy. Kepler-186f is around 500 light-years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation. The habitable zone, also identified as the Goldilocks zone, is the area around a star within which planetary-mass objects with enough atmospheric pressure can sustain liquid water at their surfaces. Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE.
While it has been projected that there are at least 40 billion Earth-sized planets circling in our Milky Way Galaxy, this specific finding is labelled the first Earth-sized planet to be discovered in the habitable zone of another star.
“We know of only one planet where life survives…
From CNN By Kendall Trammellthe 81-year-old told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “And so I decided to use my celebrity to try to raise the sense of urgency, and I moved to Washington, and I’m going to get arrested every Friday.” She…
Seems the #backyardbend work community has known this for some time. Isn’t that why so many are out playing on a weekday powder day.
From Business Insider by Lisa Eadicicco
An experiment that involved reducing the workweek by one day led to a 40% boost in productivity in a Microsoft subsidiary in Japan, the technology giant announced last week. Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE.
The trial was part of Microsoft’s “Work-Life Choice Challenge,” a summer project that examined work-life balance and aimed to help boost creativity and productivity by giving employees more flexible working hours.
Microsoft Japan closed its offices every Friday in August and found that labor productivity increased by 39.9% compared with August…
From CNN by Alaa Elassar
WEST GROVE, Pa. – A 14-year-old from West Grove, Pennsylvania, won a $25,000 prize for creating a prototype designed to eliminate a car’s blind spots.
Alaina Gassler told CNN she first noticed the problem when she realized her mom didn’t like driving their family’s Jeep Grand Cherokee because its A-pillars caused blind spots.
The A-pillar design in a car supports the windshield and provides protection in case of a crash. However, their size and angle also create blind spots, the area of the road not visible to drivers from their usual sitting position or rear-view and side mirrors.
“There are so many car accidents and injuries and deaths that could’ve been prevented from a pillar…
Here’s some “Heart Warming” Positive News that should help you feel good on this Wednesday.
From the Good News Network by McKinley Corbley
This compassionate nurse is responsible for saving the life of a 27-year-old man with autism after she volunteered to become his legal guardian just two days after meeting him. You can WATCH THE INSPIRING VIDEO HERE.
Lori Wood, who is an ICU nurse at Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Georgia, first met Jonathan Pinkard after she was assigned to his care back in December 2018.
Pinkard was in desperate need of a heart transplant—but since his grandmother passed away several years earlier and his mother was in rehab, he was ineligible for the transplant list. This is…
Here is your ‘Positive News’ to start the week off on a ‘Positive Note’.
From The Mind Unleashed
Canada will no longer allow whales, dolphins and porpoises to be bred and held in captivity for the purpose of entertainment.
In a big win for animal rights advocates, Canada will no longer allow whales, dolphins and porpoises to be bred and held in captivity for the purpose of entertainment.
The Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, which was passed by Canada’s parliament on Monday, will ensure that cetaceans—or aquatic mammals—will no longer be subject to the trauma of confinement in aquatic entertainment parks, which animal rights activists have blasted as amounting to a system of animal cruelty.
From KUOW Seattle by Eilis O’Neil
The Snoqualmie Tribe announced Friday that it has purchased the land surrounding Snoqualmie Falls, its traditional territory.
The tribe made the purchase — which includes the surrounding land and nearby hotel —from the Muckleshoot Tribe for $125 million.
The falls are sacred to the Snoqualmie people, and their traditional burial site is right above the falls.
The Snoqualmie lost their land in the 1800s, when white settlers moved in and took over Snoqualmie lands.
Known as the People of the Moon, the Snoqualmie were signatories to the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855. Tribes around Puget Sound were pressured to sign and give up the vast majority of their land.
Some tribes were given…
In mid-September, Pearl Johnson, age 9, climbed the Triple Direct route on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, earning her the title as the youngest person to climb the 3,000-foot granite wall.
Pearl originally wanted to climb The Nose, but it was crowded, so they switched to the much less-preferred but equally extended Triple Direct route, which parallels the Nose just before joining it for the upper third of the climb.
Taking 4 days and 3 nights, Pearl climbed with her mother, Janet, and family friend Nick Sullens, of Yosemite Search and Rescue. Pearl’s dad, Philip, a law enforcement ranger in the park, met them at the major.
“Someone asked me if I was nervous, and I stated…
A team of MIT engineers claims to have figured out how to scrub harmful carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, potentially giving the world a new weapon in the fight against climate change.
While many scientists argue that carbon capture technology is a necessary part of preventing the worst effects of climate change, current approaches to the tech have never scaled enough to be practical. Now, the team — which founded a company called Verdox to commercialize its system — thinks it may have cracked the code. By sending air past an electrically-charged plate of carbon nanotubes, they say, the system can literally suck CO2 out of the…