Good News of the Week

by Veronica Joce — 1 min read

Good News of the Week

A 7-year-old-boy makes his life all about positive energy and creates care packages for the elderly

After facing bullying at school, rather than internalizing the pain, the spirited 7-year-old Cavanaugh Bell from Maryland decided to channel his energy into something positive instead.

Initially funded by his own savings of $600, Cavanaugh started out by assembling and distributing care packages filled with food and toiletries for his elderly neighbors. Over time, the popular project snowballed. With contributions pouring in, Bell and his mother Llacey Simons launched a food pantry, staged in space donated by a local warehouse.

“After I was bullied and I felt a darkness inside of me, I knew I didn't want other kids to feel the same way I felt,” he wrote on his GoFundMe page. “So, I asked my mom if she could help me spread love and positivity. And, the more I gave back to my community, the more I wanted to keep doing it.”

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Kevin Hart hosted Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and raised $10.5 Million

Since 1956, the legendary Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon, hosted by comedian Jerry Lewis, has raised nearly $2 billion, becoming the most successful fundraising event in the history of television.

Kevin Hart stepped in where Jerry Lewis left off, and hosted a new telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The inaugural MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon was streamed live in a 2-hour special, featuring an evening of comedy and musical performances that raised over $10.5 million. You can view the October 24 show here.

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Scientists in the US created a new paint to reduce emissions

Inspired by Greece’s iconic whitewashed buildings, that keep houses cool by reflecting the sunlight, scientists in the US have developed an even whiter paint, which, according to a recent study, reflects 95.5% of sunlight and can reduce temperatures inside a building by 1.7 Celsius degree.

Xiulin Ruan, one of the study’s authors, said the paint has a significant amount of cooling power that can offset the majority of the air conditioning needs for typical buildings. This way, the new paint has the potential to meaningfully cut the carbon footprint of a building.

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Relationships

Practicing gratitude as a couple

If you feel like your relationship is going through a rough patch, or you’d simply like to further strengthen your bond, improve communication, and implement a positive change, consider starting a new healthy habit–practicing gratitude as a couple.

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10 Benefits of Gratitude

Imagine waking up and falling asleep with positive thoughts every single day. Sounds awesome, right? In this article, we explain and share the science-backed benefits of gratitude.

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Self-development

Which Values Make Us Happy?

It is of immeasurable importance to acknowledge cultural differences in values and happiness. However, while there are some cultural universalities, there are also individual differences we need to rely on in shaping our happiness.

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