Blockchain has the potential to topple business models and transform global supply chains, and thus disrupt industrial practices, especially crooked ones. Take the issue of forced labor, for instance. According to the International Labour Organization, “At any given time in 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people [were] in modern slavery, including 24.9 in forced labour. … Out of the 24.9 […]

March 20th is International Day of Happiness. Join the movement to celebrate this day. According to the official website, the theme this year is: Share Happiness If you join, you’ll receive: happiness ideas to share, action ideas for children, the World Happiness Report, life-changing local action ideas, and the Happiness Guidebook. Take action to support the International Day of Happiness.

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”

Audrey Hepburn

What Comes Easier to Write About – Happiness or Misery? By Carol Vorvain, reproduced with permission from Writers Boon “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” That’s what Leo Tolstoy, one of the greatest writers of all time, tells us at the beginning of “Anna Karenina.” But is it […]

“We are outspoken about our optimism,” say Bill and Melinda Gates in their 2018 Annual Letter. “Despite the headlines, we see a world that’s getting better,” they continue. They point out that the world is “healthier and safer than ever”, that since 1990, the number of children who die every year has been halved, largely due […]

Crows are very intelligent birds, or so most ornithologists tend to believe. They use tools and can solve problems, and some, including the common raven (Corvus corax), can learn to talk better than certain parrots. One small Dutch company, called Crowded Cities, is using crows’ intelligence for the public good. The company has created an apparatus, the Crowbar, to train the birds […]

Young women in Pakistan, especially in rural areas, have few choices when their parents don’t have the money to pay school fees to continue their education: they get married so their husbands provide for them instead. One family from Shimshal, a village in the northern mountains of Pakistan, is trying to change that by bringing […]

If you only read the headlines, which in general focus on the bad rather than the good news because it is deemed “more newsworthy”, then you would think that the world is going to hell in a handbasket. “Given the rising risk of nuclear war with North Korea, the paralysis in Congress, warfare in Yemen […]

“When you see good things happening, you can channel your energy into driving even more progress.”
Bill Gates, 4 January 2018, Time magazine

This video, “Life Is Wonderful – 20 Under-Reported Good News Stories That Deserve Your Attention”, was posted by George Takei on Facebook on 18 January. The video suggests people should share it and “spread the good news”. It’s well worth watching. Credits go to INSH (or Interesting Sh!t) who describe themselves as a team of “insanely […]