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Good News, Inspiring, Positive Stories - Good News Network

Good News, Inspiring, Positive Stories - Good News Network
"You can't build a media organization around positive news stories!" That's what they told her. But she didn't listen. So begins the promotion for an article written about me this month in Talking Good, a blog by a Baltimore public relations firm called Communicate Good. Rich Polt, the company's founder, contacted me after I reprinted two of his inspiring profiles from his Talking Good pages. He wanted to interview me for the blog and the result is a delightful article I thought you'd want to…

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Inspirational Short Stories 2015 : Uplifting, Feel Good Stories The inspirational, feel good stories posted in this section are from everyday visitors, like YOU, through our post a story page. Please browse through the stories and then share yours! Learn To Appreciate By Sonia Kaur on September 29, 2015 / 172 views Appreciation are few words of praise which can enhance anybody's confidence and lack of appreciation puts you down, low in confidence.

Pearl Jam Sends $367K in Aid to Contaminated Flint, Michigan I was reading through all the negativity and stupidity this morning while drinking my coffee and something said, ‘how about some good news?’, so I typed in GOOD NEWS and found your site… Ahhh! John Longo Oh my, you’ve made my day! I can’t tell you completely how happy you’ve made me.

Gliffy Online Create and Share Flow Charts, Diagrams, and More With Gliffy online diagramming software, you can easily create professional-looking flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more! Research verifies the power of graphic organizers in promoting strong thinking skills and comprehension for all ages. Gliffy is a FREE online tool for creating graphic organizers without purchasing ANY software. The free use is limited to 5 "maps," however, so you will have to delete old projects.

Not All Bad Ideas Are Created Equal Some say ideas are everything. Others say ideas are cheap. David Lynch says ideas are fish. David McCandless of Information Is Beautiful took a closer look and tried to chart "a taxonomy of ideas" of a two-axis graph (much like New York magazine’s popular "Approval Matrix"). Any idea you’ve ever had should fit somewhere in these four quadrants. The upper right zone is the promised land, the intersection of "functional" and "well-structured" ideas where everything from "genius" to "interesting" lies.

Africa Blog In just three months, Benin has made rapid progress in delivering its “Cotonou Consensus” action plan on agriculture. At ONE, we say “well done!”, this is the profile of a champion! 19 of Africa’s hottest recording artists have come together to record a new track, ‘Cocoa ‘na Chocolate’ exclusively for It’s one of the continent’s biggest ever musical collaborations, and has a loud message for African leaders: Do Agric, It Pays! Download the track FREE at after signing the Do Agric petition. Elevate Your Visual Storytelling With The Paper Wings Show! Interview With Claire Keane :: Paper Wings Show #33 Claire Keane is a brilliant illustrator and visual development artist, who has helped to develop numerous immersive worlds, including Tangled and Duet. After leaving Disney, she released her first illustrated children’s book: Once Upon A Cloud. It’s a beautifully rendered, heartwarming story about family and following your dreams.

Powerful Video Reveals How Ads Are Filled With Sexism And Objectification Of Women Objectification of women is a thing that exists even in a sandwich advertisement. That’s what the #WomenNotObjects project is all about. The video pairs some egregious examples of sexist advertising with sarcastic remarks from women exposed to them. From sandwiches to pick-up trucks to clothing – it’s as pervasive as to be everywhere. The project video encourages discussion by using #WomenNotObjects hashtag. If you want to see more ladies fighting back, here’s a post on female scientists reacting to a sexist remark by a prominent male colleague.

H20 Playlist Beta Create an online collection of annotated links and materials for academic research or have your students use this site to collect sources and materials for a collaborative project. A "playlist" is a set of links with explanations and tags that you (or students) can use to initiate self-directed research or that students could use to prepare or present content. Have students make a "playlist" on a research topic, such as the Vietnam War, displaying and speaking about the resources in a class presentation on a projector. You can monitor the progress of collaborative research by checking their playlists-in-progress.

Voices from the iTDi Community 2 – Victor Hugo Victor Hugo Rojas B. is a teacher trainer and educator with more than 26 years of experience. He is associate professor of the Didactics of TEFL at U.N.E. He currently lives and works in Lima, Peru. He is passionate about language teacher training and development, and learning technologies. One Man's Amazing 82,500 Mile Motorcycle Adventure When Alex Chacon decided to travel halfway around the world, he didn't choose to do so like your average tourist. Rather, he decided to travel by motorcycle as a unique way to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. A biomedical sciences graduate from the University of Texas, Chacon initiated the trip as a way to fulfill his traveling dreams before beginning his doctoral studies.

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