THE HAPPINESS REPORT (3.16.21)
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LOOK FOR THESE CELESTIAL WONDERS IN THE NIGHT SKY THROUGH THE REST OF MARCHWe’re halfway through the month of March, and though the days are getting longer—these crisp, clear nights are still a perfect time for stargazing.
What can you expect to see if you look up at the darkness over the coming weeks? So much, it turns out. Let’s take a look at three celestial highlights that will bring us through till April.
Source: Good News Network
JAGUARS RETURN TO ARGENTINA’S WETLANDS AFTER 70 YEARS THANKS TO REWINDING EFFORTSA recent press release from the United Nations Environment Program announced that the largest predator in South America, the jaguar, has returned to the Iberá wetlands in Argentina 70 years after the species was driven to local extinction through hunting and habitat loss.
Mariua, an adult jaguar who was rescued as an orphan cub in Brazil, and her two captive-born cubs were released into Gran Iberá Park in January 2021.
A WOMAN, NICKNAMED 'BOOK LADY,' WANTS TO GIVE AWAY ONE MILLION BOOKS TO HER COMMUNITYJennifer Williams wants students to love reading the way she did as a child.
So, she decided to give away 1 million books to people in her small town of Danville, Virginia -- and she's earned the nickname "book lady" in the process.
Since Williams started in 2017, she's given away more than 63,000 books, mostly to students.
PIONEERING ARTHRITIS TREATMENT FOR DOGS IS ROLLED OUT AND VETS CALL IT ‘GROUNDBREAKING’A world-first arthritis treatment for dogs is being rolled out, and vets are hailing it as “groundbreaking.” The new biological therapy involves the synthesis of antibody molecules to eradicate pain caused by arthritis.
The antibodies have been manufactured in the USA by Zoeitus, the largest global animal health company, and Scotland’s dogs will be the first country to benefit—with eight veterinary clinics across the country distributing the treatments.
Source: Good News Network
SCIENTISTS ELIMINATE ANIMAL TESTING FROM CANCER DRUG SAFETY CHECKBefore life-saving pharmaceuticals can reach the market, these drugs require rigorous safety testing to ensure they pose no risk to humans. These tests, however, are typically conducted on animals, such as mice and rats, harming the creatures in the process, while also often failing to present accurate results because rodents have such a different genetic makeup compared to humans.
That may soon change though thanks to a promising new study from researchers in Israel who have developed an ethical and much more precise approach to testing medicine.
Source: The Optimist Daily
WATCH 102-YEAR-OLD GRANDMA JOIN GREAT-GRANDSON FOR VIRTUAL GYM CLASSA first grader invited his 102-year-old great grandma to participate in his virtual gym class. He was very excited that his great grandma could join him and he was even able to introduce her to his all of his classmates.
FORMER STREET DOG TRIES TO WORK UP THE COURAGE TO ENTER HIS NEW HOMEPlenty of dogs take for granted that a house is their home — but one pup named Boomer still has trouble believing that he’s lucky enough to come inside.
It was clear the young pittie mix had had a difficult life on the streets. The vet found that he was heartworm positive, had an untreated break in one of his legs and, at some point, had been shot with a pellet gun. But perhaps the most heartbreaking thing about Boomer was that he wasn’t sure he was allowed to come inside Zimmer’s house — no matter how much encouragement he got.
One paw at a time, Boomer is beginning to understand that he is wanted and loved.
Source: The Dodo