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A Dose of Good News to Take Your Mind Off of Everything

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BU chapter.

The last couple of weeks have been difficult for everyone, and we all need something uplifting. The news is a huge stressor for a lot of people, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of good news publications or columns to help balance out the negative news, like the Good News Network, the Huffington Post, MSN, and Today. Now more than ever, we need to take care of ourselves and look for the good that’s happening in the world.

The Shedd Aquarium is letting its penguins roam free.

Due to everything being closed because of the coronavirus, some zoos and aquariums are letting the animals out of their habitats. The Shedd Aquarium has been sharing videos of their penguins exploring the building. Watching these cute animals wander around the empty aquarium to check out the other animals will definitely brighten your day!

Coronavirus is bringing communities together.

In some places around the world, quarantined neighbors are getting to know each other and bonding in amazing ways. People are singing and dancing together from their respective apartments. Others have coordinated daily workouts, and some are organizing times to applaud healthcare workers.

Wales is building a national forest.

According to the Good News Network, Wales plans to build a forest that spans the entire country, connecting all existing forests. It will have a huge positive impact on both climate change and endangered species. The government wants to engage businesses, farmers, and other community members to come together and build this extensive woodland.

Yale University is offering a free online course on happiness.

Business Insider reported that Yale’s most popular class is being offered for free to the general public. The topic is wellbeing, which is particularly important at this time. The course is unique in that it gives you content that will be relevant for the rest of your life, and focuses on a very personal, not professional, kind of growth. For Boston University students, there is a similar class at BU: CL121 Good Life.

In today’s world, and especially during the time of the coronavirus, some good news can go a long way. If you come across something that makes you smile, please share it with your friends and family and on social media to keep spreading the positivity.


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Emily is a communication student at Boston University. She discovered her go-to accessory, a camera, at age two. In her free time, she explores the city, binge-watches Netflix, searches for cute bookstores, and wanders through any parks and gardens she can find. 
Writers of the Boston University chapter of Her Campus.