When the news is screaming bloody murder in our brains, and our social media feeds are full of people disagreeing with each other in the most vile manner possible, it's hard to believe that things are peachy right now.

But, well, when you take a step back and look at the grand picture -- they are. With the help of the always awesome AuntieMeme, we present to you a handful of reasons why this tiny blue planet of ours isn't all that bad.

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We're getting smarter. Average IQ scores have risen 24 points since 1914. Test makers constantly have to readjust I0 tests to account for the fact tha

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Renewables now produce 22% of the worlds electricity. That number puts renewable electricity generation from wind, solar, and hydro on par with that o

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We're living longer. Although most babies born in 1900 didn't live past age 50, life expectancy at birth now exceeds 83 years in Japan and is at least

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Since 1990, the number of people in developing countries living in extreme poverty has halved. The number dropped from 43% to 21% between 1990 and 201

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Neryous about mysterious food additives? Don't be. Ingredients that bnrr you don't Nutrition recognize food Facts on Sving Size 1 package labels are l

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Worldwide child mortality rates have halved since 1990. In 2012, half as many children died before reaching their fifth birthday as did in 1990. This

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