12 Pieces Of Good News The Media Just Skipped

Don't believe the news -- things are actually getting better on this planet.
12 Pieces Of Good News The Media Just Skipped

It's easy to believe the whole planet has gone tits up. Just turn on the news, hop on social media, or even talk to friends and family, and you'll hear mostly about doom and gloom.

But, as it turns out, when you leave the echo chamber of pessimism, you discover that there's a lot of really great things going on out there.

VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS HAS GONE WAY DOWN. The past 25 years have seen a significant drop in violent crimes perpetrated at schools. 1993 was the most viol
BEES HAVE MADE A COMEBACK. Bees did go through a pretty rough patch 10 years ago. The U.S. bee population hit a low point in 2006 with 2.5 million col
TEEN DRUG USE HAS GONE WAY DOWN. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has been surveying tens of thousands of high schoolers for almost four decades,
THERE'S A CURE FOR HEPATITIS C. There's a new class of wonder drugs called direct-acting antivirals, which directly HCV kick the asses of the :D. viru
WE CAN HANDLE NUCLEAR DISASTERS. We've gotten So good at responding to nuclear accidents that not a single person died from the Fukushima meltdown. Th
LITERACY IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH. In America, the literacy rate is 99 percent. Worldwide numbers are up too. In India, for example, 60 percent of adult
WORLDWIDE POVERTY IS WAY DOWN. From 1990 to 2012, the number of the world's extreme poor was cut in half. That's not just income - it's living conditi
ALL OUR KIDS ARE GETTING HEALTHIER. According to the latest UN report, the rate of children dying before their fifth birthday has dropped by almost ha
GLOBAL POPULATION HAS SLOWED. For the first time in history, humanity's billion-reaching speed has slowed down and even the most pessimistic projectio
HUMPBACK WHALES ARE NO LONGER ENDANGERED. In 1966, there were only about 5,000 humpback whales left. Today there 100,000 or so worldwide. Other endang
FEWER PEOPLE ARE DYING OF CANCER. Cancer has been getting dramatically less deadly in recent decades. Cancer deaths peaked in 1991 but had declined by
WAR IS AT AN ALL-TIME LOW. The world is experiencing a long peace. The first decade of the 21st century saw the number of annual battle deaths at it

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