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If you are like me, after you read or watch the news, you are downright depressed. But there are actually some very positive and wonderful things happening in the world- the media just finds they don't garner the same attention and readership. I actually read the other day that reading some bad news makes our brain release a tiny bit of dopamine, so it can even be addictive!

I've decided to post some good news as often as I can, and if it brightens someone's day, all the better. At least it will make me feel better!

Here is something Rob Olason posted- great news! Fewer young adults choosing to drive...

Here's another- in the Seattle Times today...

More riders hopping aboard Seattle light rail line

And surprise, we we can be happy without lots of stuff...whoda thunk it?

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Comment by Kate Clark on June 19, 2010 at 4:45pm
We all want to have health care even if we are living a simpler life...but hospitals are typically very dependent upon lots of energy. Here is some good news that there is research now going into how to reduce hospitals' energy use- making them more resilient to high energy prices...

UW wins $1.2M grant to reduce hospital energy use

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Comment by Kate Clark on June 15, 2010 at 11:03am
Here's a young artist who is raising money to help the birds injured by the oil in the gulf.

Girl raises thousands for Gulf birds
Comment by Kate Clark on June 14, 2010 at 10:45pm
Or how about LA discovering the joys of a good (enormous) swap meet? How's that for recycling on a massive scale?
Comment by Kate Clark on June 12, 2010 at 7:25pm
Oh yea! I almost forgot- this is an amazing 11 minute short film that Doug Banner Storyteller sent me- about empathy. Its fun and goes fast...

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