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Why Smiling Is Good for You – and Five Photos That Guarantee Grins on World Happiness Day

Never underestimate the power and impact of one simple facial gesture: your smile–the movement can create happy feelings—even when you're not feeling happy.

Good News in History, February 26

100 years ago today, the Grand Canyon was proclaimed a National Park by the US Congress. The steep-sided mile-deep canyon carved by the Colorado...

Answering Trivia Questions With This App Can Pay Off Other People’s Student Loans

Now you can use your trivia talent to crowdfund other people's student loans and mortgage debt from your phone for free – and you can get paid to do it.

Policeman Moved by Plea for Parenthood Adopts Baby of Drug-Addicted Homeless Woman

When a distressed homeless woman asked him to adopt her newborn daughter, this compassionate cop did not hesitate to oblige.

New Study Shows That Weight Loss Can Be Boosted Fivefold Thanks to Novel Mental Imagery Technique

This new research shows that visualizing weight loss may be just as beneficial as receiving professional dietary advice.

Hundreds of People Are Being Cured of Blindness Every Day With Cheap, Minutes-Long Surgery

There are millions of blind people around the world who are unable to see the gorgeous world before them – but this organization is...

Muslims Raise $250,000 for Pittsburgh Synagogue: ‘Whatever you need … let us know, we’ll be there’

Following the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh last week, these Muslim groups are rushing to help their Jewish neighbors.

When Single Mom Wins State’s Largest Ever Lotto Prize, She Shares the Fortune With Those Who Need It Most

51-year-old Lerynne West doesn't want to spend her fortune on frivolities – she wants to spend it on helping animals, veterans, and people living in poverty.

Watch Teen With Rare Skin Disease React to His Family Being Surprised With Handicap-Accessible Home

John Hudson, who is one of the “Butterfly Children” suffering from a rare skin condition, could barely contain his emotions over the new home.

World’s First Cell-Grown Steak Doesn’t Cause Harm to Animals

Scientists are rejoicing over their achievement in creating the world's first cell-based steak that is grown without causing harm to animals.

India Has Saved Thousands of Lives by Increasing Sanitation Coverage from 40% to 90% in Just Four Years

The nation's most significant cleanliness campaign has reportedly prevented thousands of children dying from sanitation-related causes in just 4 years.

Ben & Jerry’s Has Already Ditched Plastic Straws – And This Year They’re Going One Step Further

The ice cream brand has been using sustainable packaging since 2009 – but over the course of the next year, they're ditching plastic for good.

You Can Now Do Yoga in a Field Full of Cute Alpacas

Yoga is already soothing for the soul, but doing your downward dog alongside a fuzzy alpaca might be even more therapeutic.

Etsy Becomes the First Global eCommerce Company to Completely Offset Carbon Emissions from Shipping

With over 2.1 million sellers accounting for 98% of their carbon footprint, Etsy is now offsetting all of the emissions generated from their shipping.

Woman Quits Successful City Career So She Can Live in the Woods With Over 100 Rescued Animals

Even though she had been enjoying a successful career as a wedding photographer, Daria Pushkareva had always longed for something more.

Peep in On This Woman’s Livestream of a Nesting Bird Box She Designed to Look Like a Tiny Living Room

As a means of getting people more interested in local wildlife, this designer has been livestreaming a bird as it nests in a tiny living room box.

Listen to Dairy Farmer Explain His Sweet Friendship With ‘Allo Vera’: The Cow Who Thinks He’s Her Calf

This Australian dairy farmer has been adopted as a member of his herd after Vera the cow started treating him like her calf.

Teacher Brings Clippers to School So He Can Offer Free Haircuts to Fifth Graders Before ‘Graduation’

This fifth grade teacher had an inkling that some of his students would want to clean up their hair before attending the school's “Moving On Ceremony”.

Teen Girls Have Raised Over $1.5 Million for Clean Water Simply By Embracing Their Love of Origami

Thousands of people around the world now have clean water thanks to two teen girls who love the ancient art of origami.

Girl Makes Teddy Bears That Hide IV Bags for Young Hospital Patients – And She’ll Soon Give Them Away for Free

These ingenious little toys could soothe the anxious minds of hundreds of young hospital patients from across the country.