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Optimistic People Shown to Sleep Better and Longer

Having an optimistic attitude does a lot more than just improve your mood—this new research says that it helps you get a better nights sleep.

Two More US States Have Approved Bans On Single-Use Plastic Bags

The two new pieces of legislation mean that there are now five US states that have approved bans on single-use plastic bags.

Deaf Teen Thanks Flight Attendant for Handwritten Note That ‘Meant the World’ to Her During Her First Flight Alone

A compassionate flight attendant is being praised for her small act of kindness towards an anxious teen who was flying solo for the first time.

Goats Want to See You Smile, Says Adorable New Study

This new research shows that goats have a heightened sensitivity to human emotion – in other words, they love to see you smile.

Library of Congress Makes Dozens of Ultra-Rare Children’s Books Available For Free Online

As a means of celebrating the centennial of Children's Book Week, the Library of Congress has digitized dozens of rare children's books online.

In ‘World First,’ Gene Therapy Trial Restores Vision in Patients With Genetic Form of Blindness

The trial has reportedly made a “big difference” in the lives of the patients who received the groundbreaking treatment.

After Bullied Boy Has Terrible First Day of School, Upperclassmen Take Him Under Their Wing

When this youngster confessed to having a terrible first day of school, several high school seniors swooped in to take him under their wing.

When I Was Alone at the Hospital at 4AM, a Lyft Driver Restored My Faith in Humanity

I had not slept in days, and when I was released from the hospital at 4AM, I was anticipating an awkward drive home – but I was pleasantly surprised.

Natural Light Beer Wants to Apologize for the Hangovers by Paying Off Millions in Student Loan Debt

Dozens of college grads are being given the chance to finish school with a clean slate thanks to one of their favorite beers.

On Anthony Bourdain’s Birthday, a Mental Health Program for Chefs Spreads to 22 More Restaurants

Spurred by the suicide of Anthony Bourdain, a California chef launched a mental health program for restaurant workers – and it's slowly picking up traction.

After Serving 3 Million Meals in Puerto Rico, Chef Travels Ahead of Hurricane Florence to Feed Even More

Celebrity chef José Andrés is no stranger to natural disaster – which is exactly why he hurried into Hurricane Florence to feed the people in need.

This California City is Cleaning Up Their Streets By Paying the Homeless to Pick Up Litter

The initiative will simultaneously provide a paycheck to local rough sleepers while also cleansing the streets of trash heaps.

Scientists Have Developed a ‘Breakthrough’ That May Defeat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The breakthrough could bring dozen of old medications back into the game.

Researchers Develop Cheap, 10-Minute Test That Can Detect Cancer Anywhere in the Body

The simple, inexpensive tool could save thousands of lives by increasing the odds of early cancer detection.

Scientists Develop Molecule That Can Finally Help Stop Arthritis From Wearing Down Joints

Though we have drugs that can alleviate arthritis-related pain, we don't currently have any treatments for reversing the joint deterioration.

26 Years of Research Shows Cardiovascular Health in Dairy Lovers is Not Aversely Affected by Choosing Cheese

Contrary to what the average dietary guidelines say about fromage, these new studies all show that cheese is much better for you than you might think.

UK is Now Safeguarding Ocean Territory Twice the Size of England Thanks to Massive New Protections

The UK has just approved the largest expansion of their protected ocean habitat, bringing the grand total to over 220,000 square kilometers.

Listen to Actor Danny Trejo Describe How He Helped Rescue Special Needs Boy From Overturned Car

The 75-year-old actor says that he was able to form a bond with the boy because he has had experience working with special needs kids in the past.

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.

This Egg Dethroned Kylie Jenner as Record-Holder for Most-Liked Photo; Is Now Using Its Powers for Good

In a bizarre display of internet behavior, this egg became the most-liked photo on Instagram – and it is now using its newfound fame for mental health.