Society News

October 15, 2015
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Can anyone be a Psychic?

Psychics and other para-abnormal specialists need not fear Researchers at the University of Washington are conducting some interesting experiments to answer the question of whether we can read each others’ minds. Unlike the psychic who is either in the room with you or on the telephone/Skype, these “mind readers” were […]
October 7, 2015
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A New Twist on “Take-Out” Means Fresh Food for Spain’s Homeless and Poor

We have all seen the images, in person or in the media, of homeless, unemployed and poor citizens cruising the dumpsters looking for something to eat. Spain is no exception when it comes to this sort of daily tragedy, but one socially conscious entrepreneur came up with a brilliant idea—a […]
October 6, 2015

Music Therapy—a Beacon of Hope for Autistics

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately one out of 68 children have been identified as suffering from some form of autism spectrum disorder. Cases vary from mild and highly functioning to severe and debilitating. Autism presents two main characteristics: (1) repetitive and limited patterns of behavior […]
August 2, 2015

How an Innocent Photo Goes Viral and a Boy Gets His Education

We are all familiar with the photo or story that goes viral—meaning one person posts a photo or tweets a story, it is picked up on social media, and within hours it can sail around the world, garnishing millions of hits through shares and reposts. In this case a woman […]
July 29, 2015
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No Money to Send the Kids to Camp?

No Money to Send the Kids to Camp? No problem, on July 13th, 2015 Google launched a totally cool online summer camp for kids aged 7-10. No need to pack and no tuition to pay. Summer vacation can be torture time for parents Summer vacation from school is actually not […]
March 22, 2015
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How One Viral Tweet Has Turned the Table on Bullies

Sean—Dancing Man, as he is affectionately known throughout the world—is a Londoner who was simply enjoying himself at a concert. Dancing carefree, Sean caught the eyes of a cameraman and his buddy who began laughing at him, at which point Sean stopped dancing and looked down to the floor dejectedly. […]
January 25, 2015
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Social Media Giant Facebook Joins the Effort to Locate Missing Children

Facebook to broadcast Amber alerts in its newsfeeds Facebook announced this week that it has formed a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The Center’s well-known “Amber Alert,” which broadcasts across the nation as soon as a child is reported as “missing” will now be posted […]
December 28, 2014
La Villita Park Chicago

From EPA Superfund Site to a Kid’s Paradise: An Amazing Transformation in Inner-City Chicago

For two Chicago neighborhoods devoid of playgrounds and open space, the completion of La Villita Park is a dream come true. The new park provides 22 acres of recreational activities, including basketball courts, soccer fields, a skate park, walking trails and large playground filled with all the latest, totally cool […]
June 20, 2013
World Poverty Comming to an End

Half Way There – World Wide Poverty Rate Drops by Half

If Finally Good News could wake up to any morning headline it would be “World Poverty Eliminated!” Maybe “Global Peace Achieved!” would be a close second. Either would be enough of a jolt to make me skip my cup of coffee. OK, my second cup of coffee was what I […]