A positive outlook on life starts with you. We’re all bombarded with negative messages on a daily basis, but developing a more thoughtful attitude is the key to create an optimistic view of the world.
Look for the helpers in an otherwise bleak situation. Look for the small glimmers of good news in the everyday. Experts say it's worthwhile, and possible, to learn how to think more positively.
This list outlines good things that have happened this year. We hope this is the right start to creating your positive outlook.
The tiger population has increased for the first time in a century.
500 elephants were relocated to a more suitable home.
Unadoptable cats have found their place and are now given pest control work on farms.
Manatee populations are rebounding to a level where they’re now classified as “threatened” instead of “endangered.”
India planted 50 million trees in a single day, far surpassing the world record.
We discovered the ozone layer is repairing itself.
The Juno spacecraft reached Jupiter after a 5 year voyage.
A gene therapy has been discovered that will help with cancer treatment and we’re closer than ever to developing vaccines for lung and brain cancer.
Researchers have found the gene linked to ALS, bringing us one step closer to eliminating it.
A therapy is being developed that could cure radiation sickness.
Gene therapy is being developed to help with autoimmune disorders.
A solar-powered plane circumferences the world using only solar power.
Starbucks has developed a system to donate perishable food in a food safe manner.
Net neutrality was upheld by an appeals court.
The Queen of England celebrated her 90th birthday.
Pokemon GO was released and gave kids a social video game that encouraged activity outdoors.
The S&P 500 reached an all-time record high in early July, following concerns around the Brexit weeks prior.