Sunday, April 7, 2013

Good news

News can be depressing. Always someone shooting someone. Always someone burning flags. Always layoffs. Always storms. 

People often say: no news is good news. Well, in this post that's not the case. 

By Meanest Indian

Israel Loves Iran: The Facebook Campaing That Launched a Love Avalanche

An Israeli graphic designer posted on Facebook a poster of him and his daughter with a following message: "Iranians... we (heart) you." This simple post turned into a movement; now Israelis and Iranians are posting peaceful messages and taking a stand against the hate-filled propaganda. 

By Robert D. Brooks / Sean McGrath.

Teacher Turns Low-income Kids Into Chess Champions

A music teacher, in the US, started a chess club in an elementary school to build his students' (who were mostly from low-income families) confidence. Now, nine years later, his chess team has won several consecutive state championships and is now heading to national finals. 

Chocolate 'may help keep people slim'

I guess the title says it all. Michelle Roberts (2012)writes in her BBC news article: "Even though chocolate is loaded with calories, it contains ingredients that may favour weight loss rather than fat synthesis, scientists believe." Hooray! 

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