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12-Year-old Boy Gives Away Thousands of Lunches to the Homeless – and He’ll Soon Have His Own Truck

In order to feed the homeless people of Boston, this youngster will soon be operating his own food truck out of Cambridge.

Girl Who Could Die From Any Strong Smell is Saved by a Specially-Trained Dog

This teenager has been given a new lease on life thanks to a 3-year-old pup who has been trained to help with her condition.

200 Years Ago Today, Silent Night Was Composed in Just a Few Hours in Time for Midnight Mass

On this date every year, the Declaration of Christmas Peace is read aloud at noon in the Old Great Square in Finland's oldest city, Turku, a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. With fanfare and warning, the declaration calls for quiet and peaceful conduct during the Christmas period, including no animal hunting. It is broadcast throughout the country every year on December 24. WATCH an inspiring holiday ad envisioning what the truce was like...

Good News in History, December 21

Happy Birthday to Jane Fonda who is now a fabulously-fit 80 years old! She celebrated the occasion by throwing a party for charity, raising $1.3 million for a Georgia-based nonprofit that focuses on preventing teen pregnancy. Since she founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, teen pregnancy has fallen 66% in 22 years. She is thrilled to have reached 80, and to also still be working — co-starring with Lily Tomlin in the popular Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie and making a movie with Robert Redford. WATCH a clip from the party... (1937)

U.S. Just Finalized the Largest Offshore Wind Sale in the Nation’s History

The $405.1 million deal is the latest example of America's growing enthusiasm for wind energy.

Firefighter Dresses Like Buddy The Elf And Starts Pillow Fights With Shoppers–and it’s Hilarious

A firefighter has been spreading holiday cheer by dressing up like Buddy the Elf—and challenging strangers to pillow fights on Boston streets.

Good News in History, December 11

35 years ago today, Catholic John Paul II made a “historic religious breakthrough” when he became the first pope to speak at a Lutheran...

Good News in History, December 7

30 years ago today, President Mikhail Gorbachev announced that the Soviet Union would unilaterally reduce armed forces by half a million men and withdraw...

Good News in History, November 28

Happy 75th Birthday to singer-songwriter and composer Randy Newman. Best known for his distinctive voice and film scores for 8 Pixar films—as well as...

Good News in History, November 18

90 years ago today, Mickey Mouse first appeared on the big screen in the animated film Steamboat Willie. The cartoon character drawn—and voiced—by animator...

Good News in History, November 8

60 years ago today, the musical soundtrack to the Oscar-winning film South Pacific rose to No.1 on the UK album chart. The songs written...

A Wave of Women is Propelled into Congress on History-making Election Night

Yesterday’s election will ensure that the U.S. House of Representatives looks a lot more like the country it represents. A ‘pink wave’ is sending a...

Good News in History, October 23

55 years ago today, Bob Dylan recorded 'The Times They Are A-Changin’' at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. Inspired by Irish and...

Good News in History, October 17

100 years ago today, the Hollywood star Rita Hayworth was born. The Latin “Love Goddess” was Fred Astaire's favorite dance partner and the top...

Good News in History September 14

50 years ago today, the first televised episode of the comic strip 'The Archies' was aired. An animated 5-piece band, The Archies actually produced...

Good News in History September 12

On this day 78 years ago, the extraordinary Paleolithic cave paintings in Lascaux, France were discovered by an 18-year-old boy. The complex of caves contained...

Good News in History, September 5

On this day 40 years ago, Jimmy Carter opened 12 days of secret negotiations at Camp David between the two leaders Menachem Begin and Anwar...

How Flickering Lights or Electrical Stimulation Might Banish Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Alzheimer’s Disease, along with anxiety disorders, Parkinson’s, clinical depression, and other neurological diseases are notoriously difficult conditions to find treatment for. Because the diseases...

Good News in History, August 12

50 years ago today, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the first time, in a room below...

Good News in History, August 9

On this day, 845 years ago, construction began on the Tower of Pisa. Work continued for two centuries during which the tower began its...