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Laura Probert, MPT

11 Reasons to Love Pokemon Go, Even Though it Might Kill You

Laura Probert, MPT | July 22, 2016 | Good News
There's a long journey ahead. I'm alone on my path. There are monsters waiting. I don't know how, when or where they'll show up. The goal is to capture as many as I can. The goal is to gain experience. Some monsters are...

Let's Talk About The Dress Code For Muslim Men

MuslimGirl | July 22, 2016 | Religion
Covering up a bit more than usual at the beach while your wife or sister is beautifully covered is a wonderful form of solidarity. It's also a great form of modesty.  Your wife or sister will appreciate it.
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.


Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | July 22, 2016 | Good News
Celebrating Heroism by Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight, Jr. Against the backdrop of random violence in our streets and predatory attacks on police, it was refreshing to me to read in The Washington Times that a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel named Charles Kettles was awarded the...
Lauren Modery

Sh*t's Bad Right Now, So Here's A Short Story About A Rescued Cat

Lauren Modery | July 21, 2016 | Green
Shit's kind of heavy for all of us right now, and we have a long road ahead, but I thought maybe, just maybe, you'd like five minutes of light reading about how I saved a cat and she saved me.
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

The Best Response - Doing Good In The World

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | July 21, 2016 | Good News
As we continue to seek answers and explanations for each individual tragedy, we must guard against becoming complacent or worse, hopeless, as a result of the cumulative impact of these disturbing events.
David Vognar

Take A Pause From The Chaos

David Vognar | July 21, 2016 | Good News
So for the good of the country, get off social media for a while. Log off the computer. Turn off the TV news. And just thank whatever it is you believe in for this moment.
Anthony Biglan

Unleashing The Power Of Prevention

Anthony Biglan | July 21, 2016 | Good News
About a year ago I wrote a piece in this space about the promise of the behavioral sciences for significantly improving human wellbeing. I cited the Institute of Medicine's report on prevention, which concluded, "The scientific foundation has been created for the nation to begin to create a...
Frances Moore Lappe

Great News From The UK?

Frances Moore Lappe | July 20, 2016 | Good News
From $2 to $3 trillion--that's the yearly cost of (mostly hidden) damage done to our natural resources by increasingly capital-intensive agriculture, the UN Food and Agriculture reported last month. So what's the great news? Just back from the U.K., I...
Anna Breslin

What My Stepson's Mother Said To Me At His Wedding

Anna Breslin | July 20, 2016 | Divorce
I had the most amazing experiences at my stepson’s wedding. The wedding took place on a coastal New England island. The guests took the ferry over. It was a short walk to the beautiful inn where the wedding was being held. As I walked into the reception hall, I immediately saw...
Mila Atmos

We Are All One

Mila Atmos | July 19, 2016 | Good News
Not all is well with the world. We have been bombarded with calamitous events around the globe that have made me question how our humanity is going to survive. After the Orlando shooting, NPR's Hidden Brain podcast replayed its episode on the psychology of modern terrorism and...
The Conversation US

Why Pokémon GO Became An Instant Phenomenon

The Conversation US | July 19, 2016 | Technology
Pokémon GO's rapid success demonstrates the potential for well-designed augmented reality games to connect people to one another and their physical environment.
Jen Reeder

Love Letter To My Dog's Veterinary Team For AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day

Jen Reeder | July 19, 2016 | Good News
I'm glad my dog gets the best possible care, so I'd like to wish Riverview Animal Hospital a very happy AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day. Thank you for all you do for Rio! I will celebrate by trying to keep him out of trouble - even if only for one day.
Dina Roth Port

Six Things You Need To Know To Have The Best Dog Ever

Dina Roth Port | July 19, 2016 | Good News
In my years as a dog trainer, I've learned that if an outcome to a behavior is positive, then a dog is likely to repeat that behavior, and if the outcome is not favorable, then that dog is less likely to repeat it.
Spoon University

The 10 Most Sustainable Restaurants in America

Spoon University | July 18, 2016 | Business
If you were one of the millions of people that were sobbing hysterically when Leonardo DiCaprio won his well-deserved Academy Award, you got to hear him speak about how passionate he is about helping to save our Earth.
Beth Winegarner

The History Behind All Those Sh*tty Pokéstops

Beth Winegarner | July 18, 2016 | Technology
Gather around, kids. Grandma's going to tell you how all the Pokéstops were born.
Caurie Putnam

Police Give Free Hugs at Walmart

Caurie Putnam | July 18, 2016 | Good News
Shoppers at a Walmart outside Rochester, New York were greeted with an usual offer on July 16, 2016: the invitation to hug a cop.
The Conversation US

Sexting Might Actually Be A Sign Of A Committed Relationship

The Conversation US | July 18, 2016 | Science
As a human development researcher who studies how technology influences relationships, I wanted to understand if people who are anxious about dating or about what their partner thinks of them are more likely to sext.
Chris Cognac

How A Slobbering 80-Pound Pit Bull Changed My Life Forever

Chris Cognac | July 17, 2016 | Good News
He has shown us more love than any living creature on earth ever has before. I love looking into his big brown eyes as his giant tongue slides across my face. I know what's in those eyes; it's love, compassion and gratitude.
Suzanne Donaldson

Nancy Levine's New Book Senior Dogs Across America

Suzanne Donaldson | July 15, 2016 | Good News
Nancy LeVIne reached out to me about a year ago to tell me about this amazing project that had consumed her life for several years. I was in awe of the project and am now proud to present her book, Senior...
Robert F. Walsh

The Kindness Bus

Robert F. Walsh | July 15, 2016 | Good News
Photo by Robert F. Walsh Maya Angelou once asked us to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud, but that's harder than it looks. We're all taught the importance of kindness when young but few manage to make it the focal point...
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