No Bad News

In today’s world, there seems to be more bad news than good news. The truth is, there’s just as much good news out there; the media just isn’t reporting it. If you’re tired of being fed only bad news by the media, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find lighthearted news: inspirational, funny, uplifting and interesting.

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Woman Refuses To Shave Mustache and Unibrow

Eldina Jaganjac, 31, refuses to pluck her upper lip or between her eyebrows for a very good reason. The 31-year-old from Copenhagen, Denmark, says she doesn’t care what she looks like or what other people think of her. She likes having excess hair because she says it helps her to “weed out” potential love interests. Eldina insists she feels no less feminine, and her decision to stand out from the crowd has instilled in her a greater self-confidence. She didn’t always neglect personal grooming (see picture below). At one time, she plucked her eyebrows and removed the hair on her upper lip, but in March 2020 decided she didn’t want to live up to societal expectations anymore. Eldina says that while some men shout offensive remarks at her in the street, she has found that it hasn’t affected her dating life. In fact, she says it helps to point out potential suitors who are focused more on her looks than on her personality. 



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Croissant Crust Pizza Is a Thing Now, and People Are Loving It

Pizza is so good in its classic form that it’s hard to imagine making it better, but frozen pizza giant DiGiorno has managed to do it. Introducing DiGiorno Croissant Crust Pizza, made with a buttery croissant dough instead of regular crust and topped with the company’s signature sauce and 100% real cheese. The pizza comes in three flavors: four cheese (mozzarella, Parmesan, Asiago and Romano), pepperoni, and three meat (pepperoni, sausage and beef). All you have to do is bake it at 400ยบ F for 25 minutes, let it cool for 3-5 minutes, slice it, and serve. The combination results in a flaky light croissant crust that gives every bite a sweetness. Those who have tried it have taken to social media, where they say that it’s light and crispy and every bit as good as it sounds. You can pick up the DiGiorno Croissant Crust Pizza for $6 at Walmart and Target.
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What It’s Like To Live In the Coldest City On Earth

The residents of Yakutsk, Siberia, are experts at surviving harsh winters. They own thick furs, live in houses built for icy environments, and know not to wear glasses outdoors unless they want them to freeze to their face. This is life in the coldest city on Earth, where temperatures run -40°F throughout winter. Yakutsk has all the features of any other mid-sized city. The 270,000 people who live there have access to movie theaters, restaurants, and a public transportation system that functions year-round. But look closer and you’ll notice some telling details. Many houses are built on stilts, and if they’re not, the heat from the building thaws the permafrost beneath it, causing the structure to sink. People continue going outside during the coldest months, but only for a few minutes at a time to avoid frostbite. Then there's the weather. The extreme low temperatures are cold enough to freeze car batteries and the fish sold in open-air markets. Meanwhile, a thick fog is a constant presence in the city, giving it an otherworldly aura. Why do people choose to live in such a harsh environment? Beneath Yakutsk lies a literal treasure mine: Mines in the area produce a fifth of the world’s diamonds. Valuable natural gas can also be recovered there. While Yakutsk may be the coldest city on Earth, it’s not the coldest inhabited place there is. That distinction belongs to the rural village of Oymyakon, 575 miles to the east, where temperatures recently dropped to an eyelash-freezing -88°F.



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Things You May Not Know About Being Blind

Contrary to the popular belief that a blind person’s hearing is heightened to compensate for their lack of vision, most blind people feel their hearing is no better than a sighted person’s. They simply have to listen more intently to the sounds around them. It’s also believed that blind people dream more than sighted people. People who were born blind have no understanding of how to see in their waking lives, so they can’t see in their dreams. Those who lose their sight later in life can dream visually. You might wonder how blind people choose their clothes. Over time, they get a feel for the shape and style of clothes that suit them and tend to shop with trusted people. They also use a color detector, which is a talking gadget that announces the color in detail — for example, “light olive green” or “dark blue.” So, do blind people use computers and smartphones? Those who can see a bit can get software that magnifies. Totally blind people have two options: (1) a Braille display can sit underneath a keyboard and provide a tactile version of words on the screen; (2) a far more popular option is a screenreader, which is software that reads the screen using a synthetic voice. Finally, guide dogs don't tell their owner when it's time to cross the street. Guide dogs walk in a straight line, always on the left of a person, and are trained to keep an eye on their owner’s right shoulder to protect them against collisions. It’s a partnership, and owners often consider that they’re driving the dog, rather than being led by it.
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