By Danielle Carpenter – According to UNICEF, “Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition, translating into the loss of about 3 million young lives a year. Undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and delays recovery.” Malnutrition can be […]

This should catch everyone’s attention! Even Bill Gates is taking the time to point out some positive news. His list of top good news stories in 2015 includes the following:     1. Africa Went a Year Without Any Polio 2. Neil Tyson Made a Stunning Case for Science 3. Global Health Innovators Won the Nobel Prize 4. SAT […]

Deviating from our usual practice, here’s an op-ed from our editor-in-chief.  I recently came across this statement on LinkedIn: “Being positive in a negative situation is not naïve. It’s LEADERSHIP”. In a nutshell, that’s what The Good Times is all about. Finding the positive in life, and even in negative situations. As is often heard […]


It’s what The Good Times has been saying for a while now. Read less news and track down the helpful, encouraging stories. You’ll achieve increased well-being. An article in The Guardian puts it eloquently. Consuming the news as it’s disseminated today is harmful. According to this article, it misleads, it’s irrelevant, it’s even toxic, and it […]

Researchers are studying social media and the spread of good news and gleaning some very interesting findings. “By scanning people’s brains and tracking their e-mails and online posts, neuroscientists and psychologists have found that good news can spread faster and farther than disasters and sob stories,” says John Tierny in his 18 March 2013 New […]

The Good Times is excited to find a site that posts links to good news: it’s the Great News Network.  Some of the latest good news stories on that site are: Tokelau islands shift to 100% solar energy New opportunity for rapid treatment of malaria EU on track to exceed Kyoto emissions goal Costa Rica’s […]

Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project, a “complete virtual, volunteer-led global nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women” recently wrote that her charity uses “positive images, ideas and strategies to power our campaigns and empower survivors and supporters to take action. […]