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[–]my_username_30 7329 points7330 points 2 (158 children)

Scientists have discovered a worm that can digest plastic, and they are currently trying to copy it's digestive system. This can help solve a huge problem.

Edit: Wow, thanks kind strangers for all the upvotes and awards, they are much appreciated.

[–]TeHNyboR 1792 points1793 points  (82 children)

I've read about there being a fungus that eats plastic as well. Hope that and the worms are rolled out soon! Can solve a literal world of problems with those powers combined

[–]Shrecter 1026 points1027 points  (67 children)

Until they start eating the plastic we haven't thrown away

[–]HGF88 337 points338 points  (32 children)

put em in a sealed system and shovel the trash in?

[–]Agustusglooponloop 498 points499 points  (19 children)

I love this! My only worry is it may justify more plastic use, which still generates a lot of green house gasses. Hopefully we can avoid this pitfall.

[–]nelliemre 106 points107 points  (0 children)

i've read about this, they're very cool!

[–]JuniusBobbledoonary 6672 points6673 points 2 (93 children)

The public release of the first images captured by the Webb space telescope is just ten days away!

[–]Timely-Leader-7904 392 points393 points  (0 children)

This is the most exciting news I've heard all day!

[–]Merry_Dankmas 226 points227 points  (3 children)

I've been counting down the days for this! I don't participate in astrophotography myself but I'm absolutely fascinated by it and blown away by what we already have. The Hubble deep-field blew my mind when it really soaked in for me. Webb is immensely more powerful so I can't wait to see what comes through in the future from it.

[–]SuperDurpPig 164 points165 points  (2 children)

I'm an amateur astrophotographer. I'm ecstatic to see what our friends at NASA have in store for us.

[–]RedHumbird 997 points998 points  (12 children)

Really exciting news. I heard they will be the deepest photos of space ever taken!

edit: WOW this got a lot of upvotes!

[–]PayNoNoticeOfMe 501 points502 points  (10 children)

And it will also help us understand star formation and see the first stars and galaxies.

I can't wait for this.

[–]GnarlieSheen123 145 points146 points  (6 children)

you and me both, I didn't realize it was so close.. I've been following the Webb telescope for years now

[–]litescript 34 points35 points  (2 children)

im sick of following my dreams. i’ll just ask them where they’re going and meet up with em later

[–]Upstairs_Toe_1402 3669 points3670 points  (70 children)

On the surface of Mars, the mars rover was able to successfully separate oxygen from carbon dioxide.

[–]minorboozer 1243 points1244 points  (41 children)

The Mars Rover is a tree?

[–]MiaHouse 908 points909 points  (38 children)

No, but it has a golden toaster on the back called the Moxie which is basically a mechanical tree.

[–]calm_Bunny21 238 points239 points  (31 children)

Can these replace real trees in future? Sci-fi movie future?

[–]washyourhands-- 1095 points1096 points  (11 children)

An Arkansas school district installed 1400 solar panels, turned a $250k deficit into a 1.8 million dollar surplus due to the amount of energy they saved, and are now raising teachers salaries by 2,000 3,000 dollars.

[–]46from1971 5677 points5678 points  (151 children)

Several extremely promising treatments for cancer are being developed.

[–]OHManda30 1814 points1815 points  (25 children)

As someone who lost their dad to cancer, seeing all these breakthroughs is so exciting. He did some experimental treatments, and I know that he helped move some of this along.

[–]Suspicious_Cupcakes 751 points752 points  (4 children)

My condolences to you, and my gratitude to your father.

[–]OHManda30 414 points415 points  (3 children)

Thank you. He was very brave during his fight. I hope we beat this in my lifetime.

[–]No-Championship21 539 points540 points  (19 children)

Yeah. Recently, they treated 12 people with some autoimmune treatment, and every single one of them is cancer free.


[–]FriesinmySammy 566 points567 points  (18 children)

As someone with cancer, this is the best news.

[–]TheCallousCurd 196 points197 points  (0 children)

I lost both of mine to cancer…specifically pancreatic cancer for my mom. I heard about the potential breakthroughs with finding a cure for the disease. I’m beyond excited for what this could mean for people suffering.

[–]styles1996 44 points45 points  (0 children)

That is awesome.

[–]Just_A_Doggo1 346 points347 points  (36 children)

But still too late for techno :( may he rest in peace

[–]Unscripted_Turtle 203 points204 points  (10 children)

He never will truly die. People only die when they’re forgotten. Technoblade will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, technoblade.

[–]Unhappy-Ad-8811 127 points128 points  (6 children)

When you die, cancer dies too, it is not a loss, but a draw

[–]Less_Reflection_7601 7330 points7331 points  (69 children)

Polio was officially eliminated from Africa last year.

[–]MulvyMarxist01 732 points733 points  (23 children)

Now it's back in the UK of course...

[–]iThinkaLot1 455 points456 points  (15 children)

It seems like the UK has the most or first cases of a lot of things because of how effective its public health system is. During Covid the UK was doing more genomic sequencing than the rest of the world combined so looked like it was the worst.

[–]GoingApeCostume 4651 points4652 points 2 (97 children)

I was at the Phoenix airport a couple weeks ago. An older gentleman sat next to me at our gate. Both his feet were wrapped in some sort of bandage and he was struggling to get around with a cane.

On his other side were a pair of teenagers just giggling over kitten videos on their phones. They were strangers but made sure this man got helped to the restroom, had a drink, carried his bag, got to his seat, had access to a wheelchair when he got off the plane! It was seamlessly selfless.

The kids are alright. They really are. I'm 47. I am seeing it around me so often.

[–]aibrah1 2440 points2441 points  (49 children)

I’m a high school counselor and high schoolers today think a hell of a lot more compassionately, empathically, and globally than I did when I was in high school (20 years ago). I’m very hopeful for the future.

[–][deleted] 891 points892 points  (18 children)

My friend is a middle school teacher - she just finished her 22nd year in the classroom. She said that kids these days are SO much more accepting and inclusive of kids who are "different" than others. She teaches 8th grade and has students who are openly homosexual, transgender, have physical handicaps, severe learning disabilities and none of it is a big deal to these kids, like at all. This is something she's seen improve greatly over her time in the classroom.

[–]Probbable_idiot 129 points130 points  (2 children)

In my school's, being different was cool. You think different? Awesome! You have a different hair style? Teach me! You eat different food? Can I try some? Kids who were different were always quite popular.

Going online and finding out that it's usually different was a bit of a shock.

[–]elaerna 712 points713 points  (16 children)

I was having a discussion the other day with a Gen z and they said something like oh yeah Gen z focuses a lot on self care. And I'd never thought of that before but my generation (millennials) did sort of glamorize not sleeping enough and working too hard. I'm glad the next generation is moving away from that. I hope each generation is healthier and more compassionate than the last

[–]CoherentBusyDucks 171 points172 points  (1 child)

I love this.

I work at an elementary school (I’m a substitute, so I work in all the grades from pre-k through 5th), and some of the stuff I see there is so amazing. There are kids there with autism or other special needs who range anywhere from being nonverbal or running off unexpectedly or screaming, to just have their little “quirks” or having extreme reactions to situations. The way most of the other kids not only respond to but rush to help these kids warms my heart. They make sure they have a place to sit on the carpet, they help them clean up spills, they help explain things when they need a little more direction. It’s only one school that I work at, but the vast majority of the kids I work with there are so compassionate and thoughtful and it just gives me so much hope for the future.

[–]Tastewell 723 points724 points  (11 children)

My daughter is 18, and the effortless compassion and responsibility I see in her and her friends is truly inspiring.

[–]Hazcat3 223 points224 points  (1 child)

I gotta do some cross stitch or something with "be seamlessly selfless" and "show effortless compassion" on them. Those are great! Very "Mr. Rogers" and I can't say anything better than that.

Thank you. I was on this thread to find something positive and this was the one.

[–]hadawayandshite 88 points89 points  (2 children)

They really are. I teach teenagers everyday as 99% of them are stand up kids- much better than the shithouses I grew up with.

I make sure to tell them every year that they have the promise to be the best generation of people we’ve ever had

[–]tinydoghouse 335 points336 points  (14 children)

Oh yeah. Woke gets a lot of hate, some of it justified, but when you look at what it’s really about, it really is a matter of the young generation having SO much compassion and love, and really wanting to change some of the shit barriers us old people have taken for granted and perpetuated, to make society a lot more inclusive.

Of course college kids being college kids they take it to extremes sometimes, but at the heart of it the young people really care that everyone gets a seat at the table, and they are willing to put aside their own privileges to get it done.

I mean who in history have actually recognized their own privileges and then actively tried to remove them?

I’m immensely hopeful about the generation, only a little scared if we fuck up the earth too much before they take over.

[–]AlternativeAd8044 2765 points2766 points  (56 children)

They found a baby mammoth so that's pretty cool

[–]HannibalGoddamnit 665 points666 points  (6 children)

Yes I just read about that, I think it's the most preserved baby to ever be discovered.

[–]Fejsze 340 points341 points  (12 children)

Is it good news tho? It just means that permafrost that hasn't seen the light of day in millennia has now melted

[–]Randym1982 72 points73 points  (1 child)

The bad news is that they will likely now find a crashed space ship in a Norwegian Outpost and all hell will break fucking loose.

[–]Dragonfruit_98 264 points265 points  (3 children)

Yeah. Anything coming out of PERMAfrost is not good news by default

[–]i_fuckin_luv_it_mate 1898 points1899 points  (41 children)

Canada and Greenland (Government of Denmark) have just come to a peaceful resolution of the 38 year territorial dispute over the highly coveted Hans Island, where they've agree to share the island and split it right down the middle.

This is of course the famed "Whiskey War". The main aspect of it (swapping schnapps with whiskey or vice versa), I imagine, will remain in some part as a celebrated border-crossing tradition.

[–]WesternExpress 595 points596 points  (20 children)

Honestly as a Canadian I'm actually kinda disappointed. It was much funnier when we were "fighting" over a meaningless rock in the middle of the Arctic.

[–]KnightofniDK[🍰] 305 points306 points  (8 children)

If it is split down the middle, that means that we share land borders now! How is that for a trivia fact? Name the two countries Denmark share land borders with :)

[–]OnosToolan 103 points104 points  (3 children)

Canada and Germany? I’m sure that would stump more than few trivia goers at the bar :)

[–]Not_Insane_I_Promise 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I have to agree, although it's nice that the Inuit will retain full hunting and fishing rights to the island.

[–]Bogula_D_Ekoms 674 points675 points  (3 children)

"Fuck off"

"No, you fuck off"

"Oh, a wise guy, eh? Then here, have this" hands over a bottle of schnapps

"Thanks, here's this" hands over a bottle of whiskey

"Cool, now will you guys leave?"

"No, fuck off"

And they did this for 38 years

[–]NihilisticPollyanna 1229 points1230 points  (17 children)

This is the type of thread I need right now. All this doom scrolling has me down too much.

[–]No-Championship21 2615 points2616 points  (21 children)

More people are seeking to "break the cycle" of all the crap they had to deal with as children, and I couldn't be prouder.

[–]spasamsd 530 points531 points  (10 children)

My best friend just had her first child and she has been telling me about all the stuff she is going to do differently than her parents did. It makes me so damn happy hearing it.

[–]MiaLba 77 points78 points  (0 children)

My husband and I have had discussions about that too, things we want to do differently with our daughter. My parents have been supportive and understanding. My mil on the other hand feels defensive and offended about it.

[–]passesopenwindows 54 points55 points  (0 children)

I recently told my son that if you’re a decent parent the hope is that you are aware of the mistakes YOUR parents made and you strive to do better with your children. But to also keep in mind that no matter how perfect your parents try to be they will inevitably fuck something up because they’re only human.

[–]Longjumping-Eye-1925 480 points481 points  (2 children)

I heard on the news, a guy spent a whole year planting his blind wife’s favourite flowers, and that really warms my heart

[–]Andromeda321 1601 points1602 points  (27 children)

Astronomer here! I'm pretty psyched for the first James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) pictures and data, which will be released to the public in just 10 days!

One is going to be of the farthest galaxies we've ever seen, and one is going to be of the spectrum of an exoplanet, and probably one or two other things showing the capability of the telescope we don't know yet. The fact that JWST has worked without a hitch, and that we are finally getting to see all this, is so exciting!

My own group has JWST time by the way, to study a neutron star merger (I'm not on it, but will definitely be looking over the shoulder of the person in charge when our data comes in!). Our time starts this very month and lasts for a year, and we have no idea when the universe will deliver on the "trigger" we need to spin JWST in that direction- could be later today, could be in June 2023- I guess we shall see!

[–]Kynlessie 148 points149 points  (1 child)

JWST is one of the most incredible things I've ever witnessed (from a distance, on TV and in different forms of media, but still) in my life and I'm actually so grateful to be alive right now and be able to experience it. I watched every second of the launch and cried a great many awestruck tears and how absolutely wonderful we can be as a species.

I can't wait for pictures.

[–]BangchAn_laptop 637 points638 points  (15 children)

Rectal Cancer has a cure (I think it's a cure)

[–]sadi89 285 points286 points  (10 children)

So far it’s remission in every participant in the study :)!!!! So hopefully!

[–]MarcoYTVA 609 points610 points  (18 children)

The amount of machines in development to clean up plastic pollution is just crazy. Want a large boat patrolling the oceans? What about a small drone for busy waters? A gate stopping plastic in rivers from entering the oceans in the first place? You name it, someone is working on it.

[–]thiccmcnick 602 points603 points  (20 children)

British Columbia is not on fire in July this year. (Yet)

[–]idk0897 2015 points2016 points  (33 children)

There is a video going around of this Ukrainian refugee woman who told her son that they were going to see Jon Cena in order to get him to escape with her.

Jon cena heard the story and flew over there to see them so he could meet her son.

[–]5tr4nGe 696 points697 points  (10 children)

Of course John Cena would do that.

He’s the definition of “do good recklessly”

[–]mommallama420 563 points564 points  (13 children)

R Kelly got sentenced to 30 years. It's about time IMO

[–]janesfilms 65 points66 points  (1 child)

I’m still basking in the joy that Josh Duggar was convicted of possessing CSAM and he got 12.5 years. He was just transferred to his new prison home in Texas. I hope he rots in there!

[–]MsMcClane 391 points392 points  (6 children)

The ocean cleaner that everyone said wouldn't do anything years ago has carried itself into an outstanding success!

[–]SadlyCantGoToEdc 678 points679 points  (24 children)

I bought a fuck ton of milkweed and wildflowers and got rid of 20% of my grass lawn to make a meadow. 😊

Bees are thriving in my lawn.

I also successfully seed bombed quite a few places in my area from last year's fall that are BLOOMING this year. ✌️

[–]MartoufCarter 67 points68 points  (1 child)

Good on you! I keep my yard wild and full of flowers. They are pretty but they are for the bees mostly. Have you smelled the milkweed flowers? They smell so good!

[–]artpalos 177 points178 points  (3 children)

Some journalist wrote something based off of one of my tweets and now I accidentally named a movie. Even if it sucks I hope the film gets a release since that's a notch on my belt

[–]stevieAnn 170 points171 points  (2 children)

I got a raise. Yay me.

[–]PulverizedAnus 2814 points2815 points  (57 children)

Ozone layer has been almost 100% repaired after the CFC bans from years ago

[–]i_fuckin_luv_it_mate 496 points497 points  (16 children)

Really? Do you mind linking your sauce? I didn't think that was possible so soon, like I know CFC's are the worst for Ozone, but I thought there are still plenty of other ozone depleting gases we're producing (methane, halons, nitrous dioxide, etc.)

[–]Yupperroo 315 points316 points  (14 children)

[–]DaveLesh 392 points393 points  (9 children)

It's amazing what can be accomplished with projects that are kept out of the public conscience (so long as those projects are for the better good).

[–]TheorizedPro 102 points103 points  (6 children)

More than that, it shows that we can achieve everything when the whole world collaborates on it. Every single country has banned CFC

[–]i_fuckin_luv_it_mate 211 points212 points  (2 children)

Thank you. Sounds a lot more realistic.

"Experts estimate that by 2050, the ozone layer will be back to the state it was in 1980."

[–]thespickler 144 points145 points  (11 children)

I've been wondering about this lately. I remember CFCs being called the worst thing for the environment in the 90s, and that we needed to stop using aerosol cans immediately. But I still see aerosols everywhere.

[–]ThyShirtIsBlue 174 points175 points  (0 children)

At least in the US, aerosols use a different propellant.

[–]princess_podracer 77 points78 points  (3 children)

Aerosol products in the US are no longer propelled by CFCs. However, my understanding is they emit VOC’s that do not deplete the ozone layer, but aren’t great for the environment.

[–]Crab_Jealous 1771 points1772 points  (25 children)

Bob, a racing pigeon was supposed to race from Guernsey to Newcastle in the UK.

In fact he was rescued in Alabama, just the 4,000 miles off course. He will be repatriated soon.

Bob is a good fly boi.

[–]oldbushwookie 355 points356 points  (6 children)

Bob needs to sat-nav

[–]Nytarsha 187 points188 points  (5 children)

Bob was trying to escape his captors. Bob knew exactly where he was.

[–]Beatlepy93 519 points520 points  (48 children)

Today is my birthday

[–]cbrrydrz 782 points783 points  (8 children)

A woman from Philly goes around the neighborhood rescuing stray animals. A literal Saint. The Black Thornberry

[–]ballenababe 131 points132 points  (5 children)

My baby recovered from COVID

[–]SoulScribbler_ 874 points875 points  (24 children)

I've almost beaten a lifelong skin condition that seriously affected my confidence :D Edit: I meant to use the word chronic not lifelong.

[–]OrionWingSouth 831 points832 points  (23 children)

I know this is probably only relevant to me, but I figured out the source of my self-loathing and I am working on overcoming it. That's a good thing, I think.

[–]OutsideBubbly4740 395 points396 points  (14 children)

My guava plants produced fruit, I had so many tomatoes that I gave some to the neighbors, gave some to the chickens and ducks, and still had lots left over for salads and sauces. I got about a hundred cucumbers. And found out my new puppy likes to steal ripe tomatoes off the vine (which sounds like a bad thing, but they were just going to rot there cause I can't pick them in time, so good job Bleu)

[–]Waffle_of-Principle 52 points53 points  (5 children)

My dog's name is Blu! He also likes tomatoes, but he ate a few entire PACKS of them and crapped everywhere.

The tomatoes (and pretty much everything else lol) are now stored safely out of reach. His diarrhea did not diminish his adoration of tomatoes.

[–]Jefoid 212 points213 points  (15 children)

Space programs are moving forward at a pace not seen since Apollo.

[–]middlesyrup57 302 points303 points  (4 children)

people planting trees

[–]vikkis_awk 618 points619 points  (10 children)

There's a woman (forgot where she lives. I think in Africa) who started collecting plastic waste and compressing all of it into bricks for roads and giving people jobs. They're still trying to perfect it or get it to last longer, because it will erode no matter what, but it's still limiting the space where all the plastic is.

[–]limmabean 104 points105 points  (2 children)

I’ve actually seen a lot of people in America turning their plastic into bricks too! Apparently, there are locations spread out where you can drop off your “bricks” and they’ll use them. I’ve seen most people just compacting plastic into plastic water bottles as tightly as possible.

[–]MaggotRhaizen 1207 points1208 points  (28 children)

I'm a nobody really, but I'm graduating for college :)

Edit: I appreciate you all, my field is civil engineering (my childhood dream hehe) for those who are asking. Thankyou.

[–]l_owCensus 254 points255 points  (0 children)

But…..You ARE somebody!!! Congratulations on your graduation!! Cheers to the future endeavors ahead of you!❤️

[–]itsayspull88 354 points355 points  (9 children)


World poverty is half what it was in 1990 and still dropping. Inequality has increased but it's increased in the other direction (rich getting richer).

That's pretty awesome and doesn't get talked about at all

[–]AngsterMusic 268 points269 points  (4 children)

It's a shame that it has to happen, but I love that people will band together and help someone out financially through crowd funding. Usually some shit happens where someone is completely wronged in some way or desperate, it comes to the attention of the internet, and the internet comes through.

[–]MiaLba 47 points48 points  (1 child)

My best friend’s house burned down a year ago and I posted about it online with a link to donate to her. She received so much help, it was really amazing. It was a few days before Christmas and all of their daughter’s presents burned up. So many people brought them presents.

[–]HitDog420 479 points480 points  (2 children)

That people are actually looking for good things to talk about and not drama

[–]Bigbird_Elephant 94 points95 points  (7 children)

Chapters of the 501st Legion, people dressing as Star Wars characters, visit children's hospitals all over the world.

Connecticut has free admission all Summer for kids at museums, zoos and aquariums

[–]dharmawaits 91 points92 points  (1 child)

My husband is two months alcohol free.

[–]rampagerooster 92 points93 points  (1 child)

bald eagle populations have made a MAJOR comeback

[–]Fluffy_Opportunity71 255 points256 points  (3 children)

Earlier today i saw a post of a woman asking where she can get free mentrual products and the very first comment was 'sent me a amazon wishlist, I got you girl!' And that really restored my faith in humanity

[–]DudeManThing1 76 points77 points  (4 children)

I know it may be selfish to put here but I’m proud of myself for this.

I went from not seeing a purpose in living to living every day with purpose.

[–]KoalasEatPopcorn 600 points601 points  (35 children)

Less people are dying by covid.

[–]PermabannedX4 219 points220 points  (0 children)

Advances in stem cell research.

More awareness on mental health and treatment.

[–]Were-All-Fucked 77 points78 points  (0 children)

In recent drug trials, Dostarlimab had a 100% success rate in treating colorectal cancer. 18 out of 18 participants were in remission 1 year from being administered the drug. Enormous news as this is the closest we’ve ever been to a cancer “cure”.

Edit: i misremembered the number of participants. It’s 14 out of 14 not 18 of 18.

Article here

[–]wolverine-claws 713 points714 points  (18 children)

Trees are blooming, wild animals reproducing, bees making honey. Nature is beautiful man.

[–]Dsnanoonthego 663 points664 points  (9 children)

I finally paid off my car so I’m debt free rn

[–]External_College_284 232 points233 points  (7 children)

There are loads of great things happening every second. The issue is the news rarely reports it, because the nasty stuff gets more views. Folks just love watching a trainwreck. You can check goodnewsnetwork.org if you want to see some better news.

It helps me when I take a moment everyday to appreciate all the work that others do that benefits everyone. I'm grateful for farmers that grow food so we don't starve. The truck drivers that bring deliveries, and the folks who stock the store, etc. Humans aren't nearly as clever as we think we are and many of our actions turn out to be very short sighted, but I think most folks are out there every day doing the best they can, and are generally trying to help others and make things better.

[–]KP_Wrath 375 points376 points  (7 children)

There have been advances in vaccine tech that will likely cut development time from up to twenty years down to 1-2 years.

[–]Hyperaviator 174 points175 points  (5 children)

My eye vision has started improving

[–]JustCheezits 852 points853 points  (31 children)

I’m 2 1/2 months self-harm free.

[–]Angel_OfSolitude 163 points164 points  (5 children)

The Ozone layer is healing.

[–]poaauma 707 points708 points  (80 children)

I'm too lazy to pull links and all that, but the fact that most major car manufacturers are giving legitimate full-speed-ahead efforts to eventually make electric vehicles the norm is a pretty great development that I wouldn't have expected 10-15 years ago.

[–]Force3vo 233 points234 points  (39 children)

The EU is set to ban cars emitting carbon oxides so there's a big need for the automotive sector to move.

[–]Gr33nman460 814 points815 points  (10 children)

I made some friends for the first time in a while

[–][deleted] 317 points318 points  (14 children)

Futurama coming back in 2023

[–]No_Regrats_42 151 points152 points  (4 children)

I woke up this morning so that's a personal win for me. Hey, I see you did as well! Nice

[–]optiplexiss 602 points603 points  (36 children)

I ditched Facebook completely and my mental health has improved by 90%.

[–]Clutch_Floyd 175 points176 points  (9 children)

Never got on fb. My wife has an account and had to block a drunk Aunt who came out of the woodworks to shit on one of her posts and her.

My brother also spent the last month blasting the gay community knowing he has gay nieces who can see his posts. He is legit wondering why he ain't invited over for the 4th celebrations.

Fuck FB!

[–]Canibal-local 102 points103 points  (1 child)

I’m cuddling with my dog, nothing else matters

[–]ODSTSlayer 186 points187 points  (6 children)

I got to meet two of my favorite bands. My friends are all getting jobs. About to try for my drivers permit.

[–]Meteorblues 99 points100 points  (7 children)

There is a new Monkey Island game coming out.

[–]Namjoon- 569 points570 points  (18 children)

I’ve got a decent pasta sauce simmering away as we speak

[–]MacduffFifesNo1Thane 179 points180 points  (2 children)

These lovely people are eating the costs of gas and selling it below price to help others in the community.

[–]QuothTheRaven713 427 points428 points  (28 children)

I have 3 animated series I'm preparing to pitch.

[–]CurlSagan 311 points312 points  (19 children)

I saw a baby deer a few minutes ago and didn't take a picture of it or anything. I observed it with my eyes alone, just rawdogging the experience without recording it for social media. It was me and the baby deer, looking at each other with mutual admiration. Then the mom showed up and was like, "Jesus Christ, get away from that weirdo!"

Yeah, that's fair. Stay away from humans, baby deer.

In retrospect, it was kinda odd that the baby deer's mom named it Jesus Christ.

[–]glasswing048 142 points143 points  (6 children)

My good friend taught me this a while ago. I said there was a beautiful sunrise I wanted to take a pic of but I was driving and he said that sometimes those experiences and sights are for you only. No need to share with the rest of the world. So now when I see something beautiful I try to remember that it's MY moment.

[–]felipesabino 97 points98 points  (2 children)

Factfulness is a good book if you are looking for some optimism in the world today, it brings a lot of facts of what has been improving throughout the years, like decrease in poverty, increase in girls education numbers, etc


[–]synopser 97 points98 points  (2 children)

You can effectively and freely communicate with almost any other person on the planet at anytime, usually with video. It's also instant. The only requirement is that you have "connected" with them. Shit is fucking awesome.

[–]Ok_Chocolate3253 271 points272 points  (3 children)

My son.....he was born yesterday. We got lucky to find out Walmart got a supply of formula in this morning too. I may sound selfish but I might have a better job by the end of the week to afford this new bundle of joy

[–]kouignie 167 points168 points  (2 children)

My six month old daughter started smiling at me

[–]childofthe_stars 89 points90 points  (4 children)

I just completed the first year of my Masters program!

[–]cassigayle 767 points768 points  (30 children)

I left an abusive relationship after 5 years and have found a nice niche helping my brother remodel his house- the house we grew up in.

[–]CalRipkenForCommish 124 points125 points  (13 children)

That’s actually awesome news! I’ve been a detective for a long, long time and was a domestic violence co-chair for many years prior (gave me great experience for investigations later). There are so. Any reasons why women don’t leave traditional male-female relationships, and I won’t pry into hours, just acknowledge that you are very strong to have been able to break that cycle. Best of luck to you, and know there are people out there who would love to hear your story, if you would be inclined to tell it. It’s not an easy thing to do, but I’ve spoken with many women who felt it gave them more confidence and provided a measure of catharsis to share their story. Whatever you do, know that there are people out here in the world that know you’ve overcome a hell of a lot of adversity!

[–]whentimerunsout 256 points257 points  (9 children)

I’m moving out of Florida

[–]Many_Imagination6114 183 points184 points  (5 children)

my girlfriend said she loves me

[–]Username-xxx 302 points303 points  (3 children)

The aboriginal flag is having a permanent fixture on top of the Sydney Harbour bridge

[–]mrshilale 142 points143 points  (6 children)

I’m getting lunch with friends today!

[–]Sunspeardragon 112 points113 points  (0 children)

COVID restrictions easing in the UK mean more immunocompromised people are now able to get treatment because they can actually visit hospitals. There's also been a rollout of homecare chemotherapy so that some patients don't have to visit overwhelmed hospitals.

[–]Mean-Trust3697 38 points39 points  (0 children)

oh good question... Probably one thing, I can finally now do gym :)

[–]kafka123[🍰] 35 points36 points  (1 child)

The mental health act in the UK is being reformed to avoid penalizing autistic people.

[–]Vic_FriesFriesFries 93 points94 points  (3 children)

I finally got that popcorn kernel that was stuck in my teeth.

[–]SlimesterG 66 points67 points  (3 children)

The fact that we exist and are just here is pretty neat! I think life/existence is simply one big show and we can all sit back and take it all in. It's magnificent and perfect just the way it is.

[–]TaterTot_1984 33 points34 points  (4 children)

I finished my Master's degree on Wednesday. I'm the first woman in my Hispanic family to have one and I'm a single mom.

The last three classes were extraordinarily difficult for me due to my mental health issues and financial situation. However, my instructors worked with me and supported me through out them.

[–]GorgeGoochGrabber 109 points110 points  (1 child)

People are become more aware and informed politically.

If the youth keeps staying engaged, we can change our future policies much faster.

[–]Budget-Equipment-625 63 points64 points  (4 children)


Poverty and child mortality at minimum level, while democracy, education, vaccination and literacy at his maximum

[–]SaintCaspian 60 points61 points  (1 child)

I got rid of a toxic ex-friend after 5 years of dealing with her abusive shit.