18 Undeniable Facts That Prove the World Is Getting Better

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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Teen pregnancy is at an not alltime low pregnant pregnant ID Creative In 2012, a total of 305,388 Getty babies were born to women aged 15-19 years, Ph

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Combat deaths are at their lowest in 100 years. T t The last decade has seen fewer war deaths than any decade in the past 100 years, based on data com

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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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Think your income taxes are too high? US. tax rates are lower than nearly 3/4 of the other countries in the world. The average single American is payi

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Scientists may have found a way to slow down aging. A team of researchers has identified a gene that could be used to stave off senescence-the decline

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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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The Ozone Layer is making a recovery. A new assessment by 300 scientists indicates that the ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few d

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America isn't as hated as you think it is. Think other MO countries hate the U.S.? Actually, 45% Of people NITEDISHARTL OK polled woridwide CODeer in

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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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The U.S. deficit has been cut by more than 50% since 2009. FASTEST DEFICIT TDECLINEOVERSUSTAINED 996 9.2% PERIOD 8.8% SINCE WWIL 8% 8.4% 7% 6.8% 6% G

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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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The Gulf of Mexico has reopened, and the seafood is safe -to eat again. The region was devastated by the 205 million gallon oil spill in 2010, but thi

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New research shows that a functional cure for HIV may be possible. A 2012 study followed 14 French people living with HIV who took antiretrovirals soo

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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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Crime is on Crime, property crime, theft, and the decline. burglary have been steadily dropping since 1993. The murder rate is the lowest since the 50

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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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