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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...

Parents Have Perfect Solution to Daughter Sneakily Ordering $350 Worth of Barbies From Amazon

This mischievous 6-year-old learned a valuable lesson from her online heist earlier this month.

Squirrel Rescued From Roadside Now Hides Nuts in His Human’s Hair as He Prepares for Winter

When Horatio the squirrel refused to leave Mandy McKenna's house, he went ahead and made himself at home by doing what squirrels do best.

You Should Finally Learn to Love Yourself: A ‘How To’ Manifesto For Depression Awareness Month

If you struggle with self-esteem issues, then there is a question that you should ask yourself to examine the cause and effects of your issues.

Growing Up Surrounded by Books Could Have Powerful, Lasting Effect on the Mind

This new study shows that teens who grew up around books had a lot of the same mental capabilities as university students who weren't exposed to books.

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GNN Founder Talks About Her New Book of Good News in Thanksgiving Day Video

A Thanksgiving Day message from GNN Founder, Geri Weis-Corbley: We have a new book coming out—a collection of 28 of the most inspiring stories published...

Mom With Rubber Glove Christmas Tree Turns Down Strangers’ Gifts, Asking People to Donate to Charity Instead

When this mom couldn't afford a tree, she made one out of rubber gloves because “you don’t have to spend loads of money to make Christmas special.”

Child With ‘Nothing to Give’ Sacrifices the ‘Best Part of Her Breakfast’ as Gift for Her Teacher

This youngster's gift for her teacher is the modern equivalent to “The Gift of the Magi” – except this version was more like “The Gift of the Marshmallows”.

‘Game-Changing’ Approval of Liver Transplant Procedure Expected to Halve the Waiting List

After its successful assessment and approval, this “ground-breaking” procedure is expected to halve the amount of people waiting for liver transplants.

Metal Brought to Earth by Asteroid That Wiped Out Dinosaurs Could Be Harmless Cure for Cancer

This rare material was brought to Earth by the massive asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 millions years ago – and now, it could cure cancer.

How Acupuncture May Ease Symptoms of Menopause

Studies have been conducted on the effects of acupuncture on menopausal women, but this research offers new evidence on its “realistic” efficacy.

After Saving Money for Two Years, Teen Finally Gets to Surprise His Friend With New Electric Wheelchair

This teenager has been squirreling away all of his paychecks from the last two years so he could buy his friend a new motorized wheelchair.

Instead of Depressing News, Here Are 5 Big, BIG Reasons to Applaud Humanity

Are you tired of seeing gloom and doom on your news feed? Then here are five stories to restore your faith in humanity.

After Parents Died, 20-Year-old Has Been Raising Her 5 Siblings—and People Are Now Rallying Behind Her

This sweet little family has received an unexpected financial windfall after their story was publicized by their local police department.

When Bird Rescuers Ask for Help During Nesting Season, Thousands of People Donate Hand-Knitted Nests

When bird rescuers were scrambling to take care of all their feathered patients, thousands of people came together to help.

Restaurant Offers Sweet Note of Forgiveness to Manager Who Accidentally Served $6,000 Bottle of Wine

Rather than serving the $300 bottle of wine that the customers ordered, a staffer accidentally cracked open a rare French wine worth almost $6,000.

African Elephant Poaching Has Fallen By More Than 50% Over the Course of the Last 6 Years

Due to the falling international demand for illegal ivory, there has been a dramatic decrease in African elephant poaching.

Researchers Used Natural Gut Bacteria to Prevent—and Reverse—Food Allergies in Pre-clinical Trials

Scientists have identified several strains of bacteria in human guts that can be used to prevent – and even reverse – allergies.