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How the Other Half Works: News Goes Constructive

Cathrine Gyldensted | Posted 04.26.2015 | Media
Cathrine Gyldensted

The worst-case scenario news story is less likely to inspire positive action or go viral, and could be delaying political decision making around sustainability.

As The Media Reaches 'Peak Negativity,' A Rallying Cry To Focus On Solutions

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.20.2015 | Media

It's a fact. Bad news stories dominate the media industry. Depressing topics, negative headlines, and stories about war, death and other horrific trag...

Why We're All Frustrated With How News Is Covered, According To Google

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.11.2015 | Media

Type the words "why is the news" into Google and the site's Autocomplete function reveals a widespread frustration among news consumers. The su...

My Q and A With Jonah Berger, Author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.16.2015 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Contagious: Why Things Catch On established Jonah Berger as a thought leader on a subject with big implications for the future of media: why we share. As The Huffington Post launches What's Working, an editorial initiative to double down on our coverage of positive news and solutions, I asked Jonah, a Wharton Business School professor, for his insights.

What's Working: All the News That's Fit to Print

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.08.2015 | Media
Arianna Huffington

In Davos last month we announced "What's Working," a global HuffPost editorial initiative to double down on our coverage of what's working. By shining a light on these stories, we hope that we can scale up these solutions and create a positive contagion. You've heard of copycat crimes. We want What's Working to inspire copycat solutions.

Inspiration Campaign: You Are Amazing

Veronica Rae | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Veronica Rae

When was the last time you were reminded that you are amazing? When was the last time you were reminded that you are powerful and capable of more than you've been told?

WATCH: In Less Than 5 Minutes, This Video Will Turn Even The Worst Day Around

Posted 01.24.2014 | Good News

"Check your blind spot. See that love is still there." When you're struggling to get through a difficult day, week or time in your life, remember t...

WOW: Homeless Woman Returns Lost $700 Phone, Apologizes For Using Minutes

Posted 11.15.2013 | Good News

Ashley Meilleur often gives food to the homeless people she passes on the streets of Winnipeg, Canada. But last week, when she handed a lunch bag to a...

Bone Marrow Recipient Pens Beautiful Thank You Letter To Donor

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 11.06.2013 | Good News

Gratitude is a wonderful thing. A woman named Jillian (last name withheld on request), from Milwaukee, Wis., learned just that after she donated bo...

Megan Griffo

The Story Of Make-A-Wish's First Wish Kid Will Stay With You Forever

HuffingtonPost.com | Megan Griffo | Posted 11.01.2013 | Good News

The story of a 7-year-old boy named Bopsy has been told countless times before. It's been forwarded in email chains, posted on Facebook, retold in ...

Cabbie Returns $340K To Elderly Couple, Pretty Much Makes Our Day

Posted 10.31.2013 | Good News

When an elderly couple in Würzburg, Germany, left 250,000 euros ($343,175) in the back of a taxi on Sunday, things didn't look good. But an hones...

Very Concerned, Very Honest Preschooler Returns Lost Nickel To Library

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 10.24.2013 | Good News

A honest little girl visiting a public library in Plymouth, Mich., didn't think twice about keeping a nickel she found in a book shelf. Instead, t...

Four Years Later, Man Gets Lost Jacket And $1,700 Back

Posted 10.24.2013 | Good News

When Owen Schipnewski lost his hunting jacket four years ago in western Minnesota, it was kind of a big deal. Inside one of the jacket's pockets w...

Fate! Navy Siblings Reunite After Incredible Coincidence

Posted 10.01.2013 | Good News

How's this for an incredible coincidence? Cmdr. Cindy Murray, a Navy nurse, hadn't seen her little brother, Robert Williamson, since he was six and...

Goodwill Worker Wants The Sweetest Reward For Returning $40,000 Worth Of Jewels

Posted 09.27.2013 | Good News

When a Goodwill worker found $40,000 worth of Tiffany jewelry in a Burlingame, Calif., warehouse this April, she started "jumping for joy." Then, ...

7 Life Lessons We Learned From New York's Most Charismatic Shoeshiner

Posted 09.22.2013 | Good News

This is Don. He shines shoes on the corner of the Avenue of the Americas and 47th Street in Manhattan. A video of him popped up on Reddit Wedne...

LOOK: These 12 Insanely Happy 'Facts' Will Change The Way You Feel About The World

Posted 09.20.2013 | Good News

By Positive News One day, a participant of AskReddit (a platform for thought-provoking, discussion-inspiring questions) wanted some cheering up. Ov...

A Teen With Down Syndrome Models For Wet Seal.. She'll Inspire You To Chase Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 09.17.2013 | Good News

Karrie Brown is a model. The 17-year-old with Down Syndrome has her mother, Facebook, and her own unwavering sense of self-confidence to thank for...

We Thought These Late Night Revelers Were Up To No Good. They Proved Us Wrong.

Posted 09.12.2013 | Good News

They say nothing good happens after midnight, but this group is proving that mantra wrong. CCTV camera footage captured five young men standing aro...

LOOK: This Robber Returned What He Owed And Apologized... 11 Years Later

Posted 09.09.2013 | Good News

Nearly 12 years after a man robbed a deli at gunpoint in Nashville, Tenn., he decided to give the store $400 and ask for forgiveness. The anonymous...

What Makes Someone A Hero?

2013-07-31-Screenshot20130731at4.57.11PM.png | Posted 09.05.2013 | Impact

By Jill Suttie, Greater Good In 2007, Wesley Autrey, a 50-year-old construction worker and Navy veteran, jumped down onto a subway platform into th...

LOOK: Homeless Man's Act Of Kindness Is So, So Sweet

Posted 08.25.2013 | Good News

This story only has a few details, but it's definitely tugging on our heartstrings. "This homeless man found a bunch of my wife's stolen property s...

LOOK: Partying Student Gets Heartwarming Surprise

Posted 08.20.2013 | Good News

While one college student was sleeping in his car, a good Samaritan made an awfully kind gesture. Redditor danisfun wrote that his friend had been...

Meet The Inspiring Man Who's Lived In A Hospital For 45 Years

Posted 08.06.2013 | Good News

Paulo Henrique Machado is hooked up to an artificial respirator 24 hours a day in a hospital in Brazil. He's been there for 45 years -- almost his ent...

LOOK: This Might Be The Most Inspirational Parking Lot In The Country

Posted 08.07.2013 | Good News

A public parking lot in Sacramento, Calif., isn't the most obvious place to find inspiration. But an artist called Peter Hassen is changing that. ...