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Former Reporter Poses The Question We Must All Ask Ourselves About Negative News

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.19.2016 | Home

When Michelle Gielan was working as a local and national news reporter, she covered her share of tragic stories. But in her years as a television jour...

A Gift for You

Richard Kronick | Posted 04.19.2016 | Home
Richard Kronick

Take a moment now, pause and wake up.  Look around you and realize that everything you see, everything you experience is a gift, and someday it may not be here.  And, be grateful that someday it may not be here, for that is precisely what makes it all so precious.

Share The Word: Global Art Project Turns Slums Into Creative Hubs

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 03.15.2016 | Home
Bibbi Abruzzini

Slums: crumbling overcrowded shanties, often a labyrinth of clichés in misery and inadequate housing. Locals and foreigners view slums as no trespass...

Good News (or World in Perspective)

Andre Averbug | Posted 11.22.2016 | Home
Andre Averbug

Battle between Mongol and Chinese armies, 1211, from Jami' al-tawarikh by Rashid al-Din (Bahatur). Let's turn off the TV for a second and get some per...

These Kids Have The Coolest Way To Keep The Homeless Warm This Winter

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.21.2015 | Home

A group of youngsters and a mom in Canada made a kind-hearted gesture last weekend to help homeless people in Halifax, Nova Scotia, stay warm this win...

Can 500 Cameras Change Refugee Children's Lives?

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home
Bibbi Abruzzini

All Photographs (c) Zakira, Courtesy of Zakira The refugee crisis is all over the news. The European Union home affairs ministers will hold emergency...

The Soul of a Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Ari Nessel

This week we funded stories and soul around the world from Kandace Vallejo's Youth Rise Texas project that works with children of incarcerated parents, to Tracie Pouliot's Chair City Oral History project that tells the stories of a working class community in Massachusetts.

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: How One Town Lowered Crime By Paying Criminals

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.15.2015 | Home

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

This News Site Is Reinventing Itself In Order To Reimagine Journalism

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.25.2015 | Home

#OwnTheMedia: Positive News Becomes First Crowdfunded Global Media Cooperative Seán Dagan Wood, the editor-in-chief of Positive News and co-fo...

'If It Succeeds, It Leads': Why the News Is Changing for Good

Seán Dagan Wood | Posted 06.19.2016 | Home
Seán Dagan Wood

Positive and constructive approaches offer a way to strengthen journalism, at a time when more than ever, we need a way of looking at the world that sparks the potential in us all.

How the Other Half Works: News Goes Constructive

Cathrine Gyldensted | Posted 04.26.2015 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

"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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Megan Griffo | Posted 11.01.2013 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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