Did you know it’s possible to grow plants in sand and gravel with nutrients but without soil? It’s called hydroponics, and it is one of the many important projects happening in Azraq refugee camp, located in Jordan on hot desert terrain, where over 53,000 displaced people of the Syrian civil war are sheltered.  With funding from the World Food Programme, the […]

A life after hate is possible. People do exist who used to hate but now promote tolerance, diversity and mutual understanding. They include a skinhead and convicted felon; a former organizer for the White Aryan Resistance and manager of a racist rock band; and a skinhead leader, Neo-Nazi recruiter and convicted kidnapper. These three former members […]

Did you know? Although it may not seem like it from all we hear in the news, taken altogether, humanity has never been better off, based on GDP and other measures of well-being. Here are some facts: 1) The number of people living in absolute poverty has been reduced by 60% since 1980. 2) The world is safer […]

March 20 is International Happiness Day. Definitely a day to celebrate!  Join the movement for a happier world by clicking here.  And commemorate it with the UN, UNICEF and Smurfs:

What will tomorrow bring? Few films show a positive vision of the future. But the documentary “Tomorrow”, by French writer, film director, poet and activist Cyril Dion, and French actress, singer and screenwriter Mélanie Laurent, shows what humanity could look like tomorrow.  This film aims to show what the human being does best. According to Dion and Laurent, its objective […]

“We want [advertising] agencies and brands to be mindful of the power they wield and to use it to encourage positive values in society. Things like empathy and tolerance, community and togetherness deserve to be at the heart of our culture.” Those are the words of James Turner, the founder of Glimpse, which is “a […]

Every AA battery contains enough zinc to save the lives of six children. A company called Teck launched the Zinc and Health program in 2014 to fight zinc deficiency. The lack of zinc can cause serious problems, such as growth retardation, loss of appetite, impaired immune function and slow wound healing. In severe cases, it can cause hair loss, […]

As the saying goes, the dog is man’s best friend. Dogs offer comfort. After the June 12th massacre in an Orlando nightclub in which a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 others, 12 golden retrievers were brought to the city to offer comfort to some of the victims, family and emergency crew. According to the president of the K-9 […]

In 2012 the United Nations designated March 20th as the International Day of Happiness by adopting UN Resolution 66/281. Article 2 of UN Resolution 66/281: International Day of Happiness: Invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to […]

The world’s nations recently adopted a new sustainable development agenda, in the form of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030. The goals offer everyone, each and every person, an opportunity to promote responsibility. The United Nations have published a “Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World”. Here The Good Times quotes things you […]