When reading or watching the news, it can sometimes be hard to find stories that put a smile on your face – so we thought we’d help by giving you a list of the best places to find positive news.
Whether you’re a sucker for solutions journalism or simply want to find some heart-warming stories of triumph and kindness, we’ve got you covered.
Google ‘good news’ and Good News Network is the first result – since 1997, millions of people have turned to the Good News Network as an antidote to negativity in the mainstream media.
The Happy Newspaper showcases incredible people doing incredible things in all corners of the planet, bringing a refreshing twist on what we typically know as ‘news’. And they have a lovely, sunny Instagram page!
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The Optimist’s vision is to create an optimistic, mobilized and solutions-focused global society, particularly focusing on environment and health.
Published four times a year, Positive News magazine tells you about good things happening in the world, providing stories of social and environmental progress, impactful photography and stunning visual design.
“When it comes to men and marriage, if someone wants to love me, he must accept that I am an emancipated girl”https://t.co/hMeHBIXxeH
— Positive News (@PositiveNewsUK) February 4, 2021
Reasons to be Cheerful is a non-profit editorial project that is ‘tonic for tumultuous times.’ The project reveals many reasons to be cheerful in the form of intelligent and proven solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
There is also a podcast by the same name, hosted by Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd, which provides a space for optimism and progressive ideas by talking through ways to solve some of the challenges facing society.
Like a squirrel that handpicks the most nourishing nuts, Squirrel News only selects the most productive and relevant news, exposing readers to original solutions, approaches and ideas. Squirrel News publishes stories which stay relevant beyond the usual 24-hour news cycle.
California’s porpoise population rebounds, tiny forest boom, Calabria’s anti-mafia cooking school
— Squirrel News (@squirrelnews_en) February 3, 2021
POP News collects the links to various websites sharing global innovative responses to social problems – putting them all in one place on an aesthetic Instagram feed.
From growing baby corals to building flying robots, TED Talks is where you can find optimistic, exciting news and information in video form. TED began in 1984 and has since burgeoned into a worldwide phenomenon and one of the best places to find positive news.
If you’re looking for more ways to remain positive, read our blog on how to stay motivated during lockdown.