THE HAPPINESS REPORT (4.6.21)
COFFEE WASTE SPEEDS UP FOREST RECOVERY ON DEGRADED LANDFrom boosting local job opportunities to improving biodiversity and capturing carbon, restoring deforested land can hold a variety of benefits for both local communities and the environment. And in the tropics, these benefits could be boosted with the help of coffee waste — at least that’s what a recent study in Costa Rica points to.
Source: The Optimist Daily
BANKSY PAINTING HONORING UK HEALTH WORKERS RAISES $23 MILLIONA Banksy painting honoring healthcare workers was sold for $23,176,314 during an auction at Christie’s in London. According to the charity, the proceeds will benefit British public health charities to enhance the care and treatment facilities provided by the NHS.
The black and white painting illustrates a young boy sitting on the floor playing with a nurse superhero, as Spiderman and Batman toy figures rest in a basket right next to him.
Source: Healthy Happy News
GUY PLAYS GUITAR TO HIS SICK PUPPY UNTIL HE GETS BETTERDad plays guitar for his sick puppy until he gets better — now he's 60 pounds and is still carried around like a baby!
Source: The Dodo
GENETIC CODE FROM 5,700 YEAR-OLD ‘CHEWING GUM’ REVEALS EXTRAORDINARY DETAILS OF YOUNG DANISH WOMANA 5,700 year-old lump of pitch from a tree provided intriguing details to archaeologists about the intimate details of a Stone Age Danish woman—and the ‘chewing gum’ sheds new light on the evolution of our species.
3,700 years before the Biblical story of Jesus, a woman with dark skin, dark hair, and blue eyes lived around a place in Denmark called Syltholm, on the island of Lolland, and was chewing on a 1 centimeter long piece of birch pitch before spitting it out on the ground, as so many have done since.
Source: Good News Network
COUPLE ADOPTS 7 SIBLINGS IN FOSTER CARE AFTER PARENTS DIE IN CAR CRASHPam Willis was scrolling through her Facebook feed in 2019 when she landed on a news story about seven siblings in need of a permanent home.
The children, who ranged in age from 1 to 12, had been in foster care for more than a year after losing both parents in a horrific rollover car crash.
Pam couldn’t stop staring at their faces.
“I can’t explain it — I just knew I was supposed to be their mom,” Pam, 50, told TODAY Parents.
THEY THOUGHT THIS KITTEN COULDN'T WALK BUT HE SURPRISED EVERYONE WHEN WOMAN TOOK A CHANCE ON HIMA little black and white kitten found himself at a pound in Montreal, Canada amongst other rescued cats. He had trouble using his hind legs when he tried to walk, and had to use his front paws to push himself forward.
Louise found the little guy at the shelter and knew she had to rescue him, since the shelter didn't have the resources to keep him.
Source: Love Meow
COUPLE MARRIED FOR 72 YEARS REUNITED AFTER ONE YEAR APARTFrancis Dorian and his wife Roberta, who lives in a nursing facility, have been speaking on the phone multiple times a day and now can finally see each other in person.