Happiness & Hope

Need a pick-me-up? These feel-good tales of people changing the world for the better will restore your confidence in humanity and put a spring in your step.

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The Barber Taking His Talent to the Streets to Change Lives

Could a haircut really change somebody’s life? We've all felt that boost of confidence after a great haircut before. But for the clients of The Streets Barber, a fresh haircut has a much bigger meaning. Click in to see how we can all use our talents and passions for good.   
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60 Second Docs: Inspiring Stories in Under a Minute!

Looking for bite-sized stories of people doing good in the world? In less than a minute, these creators will refresh your view on the possibility and wonder happening around us. Here's a connection to goodness you'll definitely want to bookmark!
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The Secret to Happiness? Don’t Try So Hard

Are we supposed to be happy all the time? After endlessly trying to chase happiness, Dr. Molly Countermine encountered a different way of framing it and our other emotions that we all can learn from. Here's how this simple technique can apply to your own life! 
Image: Gary Duschl with his Guinness World Record award and his winning gum wrapper chain!

A True Chain Reaction: Linking People with Gum Wrappers!

Clocking in at over a hundred thousand feet, this staggeringly long chain was created by one man over almost 6 decades, with a bit of heartwarming help along the way. Here's the story of Gary Duschl, a very unique Guinness Book of World Record holder who will inspire us all! 
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Meet the Teenager Teaching Karate to Your Grandma!

Can you imagine your grandma learning karate? 15-year-old Jeffrey Wall can teach her! He's bringing joy and movement to the lives of seniors all around the world, just by sharing what he loves. Here's the heartwarming tale of how sharing joy and giving back to your community can take the same form. Presenting, Golden Age Karate! 
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How #TeamTrees Proves the Internet Can Do Good 

20. Million. NEW. Trees. You read that right! When fans of YouTuber MrBeast sparked a lofty goal of planting 20 million trees in 2019, the mission spread like wildfire, exploding to include thousands of content creators and hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Check this story out for proof that when people come together for good, there’s no end to their impact.

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