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Collection Best of 2022

Our most popular good news stories of 2022 – including some of the most impactful stories, companies, and people who are making us so very excited about the future of our world.

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Micro-Preemie turns 21: Twelve Lessons to Use when Tragedy Strikes

When life gets difficult there's always something we can learn and use for the rest of our lives. 21 years ago, Dr. Lynda (The Goodness Exchange's founder) gave birth to a 1 pound baby when she was just into the 5th month of her pregnancy. She picked up a few pearls of wisdom in the years that followed—here are 12.
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After Adopting 123 Kids, Former Buddhist Monk Transforms Education with Gen-la Lobsang Phuntsok (Episode #104)

There is nothing quite as enlightening as listening to the insights of someone who has been to the edge and back. Today’s guest - Lobsang Phuntsok - had been to many edges of human existence. He was abandoned at birth, left under dry leaves by his 13 year old mother, but rescued to grow up as a Buddhist Monk. After an amazing journey of insight, he is now “Dad” to 123 children in an amazing family that is also a school and community that could fundamentally change the goals of education worldwide.
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Why do Swedes only Eat Sweets on Saturday?

Got sugar? The Swedes are on to something…We’re exploring the history behind a Swedish cultural tradition called lördagsgodis. Let’s learn how to enjoy the sweeter things in life without sacrificing our health and happiness!
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Using the Moon to Power our Cities with Tidal Power

What if the moon could be our next renewable energy source? Okay, maybe not the moon itself, but a force that it’s controlled since the first oceans covered our planet: the tides. More consistent and constant than wild or solar, this energy source could be the next leap in renewable energy.
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Image: A man doing a cartwheel on the beach - an example of one of the activities suggested by the algorithm to help you get out of a rut.

Stuck in a Rut? Here’s a Counterintuitive Way to Start Living Again

For two years, software engineer Max Hawkins let an algorithm randomize his life. Making every decision from where he ate dinner to what city he moved to, the algorithm freed Max from the monotony of routine and showed him the incredibly important way our preferences blind us to the world. Here's how his experiment can improve your life, too.
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4 Strategies to Stop Procrastinating and Start Living

Are you a master procrastinator? As Tim Urban explains, chronic procrastinators have three main characters at play in our brains: the Rational-Decision Maker, the Instant-Gratification Monkey, and the Panic Monster! So how can we keep the monkey at bay to stop procrastinating and start living?
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