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  • Success: Beating depression and anxiety: Martin's journey from darkness to light

    09/27/2016 - 20:18

    Martin experienced such anxiety and depression that he was housebound by the age of 25. One day, while listening to The Howard Stern Show, he heard the story of how Howard's mother gained so much relief from depression through practicing Transcendental Meditation. Martin eventually learned TM and felt calm and happy in his first meditation.

  • Positive: Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord

    09/27/2016 - 15:25

    After a half-century of combat . . . Colombians have embarked on a new, but difficult path to settle their political differences with the signing of a historic peace accord between the government and leftist rebels.

  • Positive: US: Doctors 'prescribe' fresh produce with help from food banks

    09/27/2016 - 15:25

    The idea is simple: Load fresh fruits and vegetables into a refrigerator truck and drive it to a health clinic, then have a doctor write a 'prescription' for food to improve the diets of low-income people with diabetes and high blood pressure. U.S.

  • Positive: US: Goodbye to homework for some elementary schools and classes

    09/27/2016 - 15:25

    A small but growing number of elementary schools and individual teachers are doing away with the after-school chore to allow kids more time to play, participate in activities, spend time with families, read, and sleep.

  • Positive: Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict

    09/27/2016 - 01:21

    Colombia takes a big step Monday toward emerging from its decades-long nightmare of bloody violence when the government and the country's largest rebel movement sign a peace accord that emerged from four years of negotiations. The significance of the deal can't be overstated . . . .

  • Positive: German business confidence surges to highest since May 2014

    09/27/2016 - 01:21

    A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has increased sharply to its highest reading since May 2014 amid signs that concerns related to Britain's vote to leave the European Union have dissipated. The Ifo institute said the German economy is set for 'a golden autumn.'

  • Positive: India to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change

    09/27/2016 - 01:21

    India's Prime Minister said Sunday that his country will ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change early next month. India accounts for around 4.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said this month that 60 countries accounting for about 48 percent of emissions had already joined the agreement.

  • UN Passes Declaration to Finally Address Refugee Human Rights

    09/26/2016 - 16:42

    On September 19th 2016, a declaration was passed at the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants granting displaced persons their basic human rights. The personal accounts of those faced with no option but to leave their birth countries lead State members in attendance to a consensus agreement adopting the “New York Declaration

  • Positive: Hopes high about 'once in a lifetime' chance to reunify Cyprus

    09/26/2016 - 01:01

    The prospect of a breakthrough ending the decades-old division of Cyprus could be delivered at a much-anticipated meeting between the leaders of the island's two estranged communities.

  • Positive: Unity gives Jerusalem a prayer: Jews, Muslims, and Christians join for worship

    09/26/2016 - 01:01

    Last week, and for just eight days, a music school in the lowest valley of Jerusalem was transformed into a communal house of prayer, named Amen, bringing together Jewish, Muslim, and Christian religious leaders and their congregations to worship together in one room. It was a sight rarely seen in this segregated city.