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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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The Girl Scouts Are Introducing a New Cookie



Cookie fans rejoice! Girl Scout Cookie season kicked off this year with a decadent new cookie. Chocolate lovers will be pleased to know that Adventurefuls — a brownie-inspired treat featuring a caramel-flavored cream center, a drizzle of chocolate sauce, and a touch of sea salt — is making its debut this season and will be available in addition to all of the iconic Girl Scout Cookie flavors that people have grown to love. In true Girl Scout fashion, Adventurefuls will take cookie lovers on a delicious taste adventure. Now through April, cookie enthusiasts can get their hands on the new cookie, as well as the new French toast-inspired cookie, Toast-Yay!, online at www.girlscoutcookies.org/, along with the normal Girl Scout Cookie offerings. To find cookie booths in your area, text COOKIES to 59618 for more information. This year, Girl Scouts has partnered with on-demand delivery platform DoorDash to give cookie aficionados one more way to get their hands on these beloved sweet treats.

 


 

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Rescuers Attach Sausages To Drones To Lure Dog To Safety In England



Rescuers working to draw a runaway dog away from dangerous mud flats in England lured the canine to safety by attaching sausages to drones. Volunteer organization Denmead Drone Search and Rescue was contacted to help when Millie, a Jack Russell Terrier and Whippet mix, slipped out of her collar while out on a walk in Hampshire, England, and ended up on mud flags that are known to flood during high tide. Rescuers working with the local coast guard, firefighters, and police were unable to reach Millie on foot or in kayaks. They determined the dog was spooked and would flee when she caught glimpse of them, so they decided to call in the drones. A neighbor who lives by the beach volunteered to cook sausages and attached them to the team’s drones with string. Strings were tied around the body of the drones and around the sausages to make they dangled around 6-9 feet. “It was very hard to gauge how close you were to the ground but it worked somehow,” said DDSI volunteer Stefani Dennis. "People were walking by and didn't know what was going on, it was hilarious.” Thankfully, the drone-lifted sausages were successful in getting Millie’s attention, and she almost took a drone with her when she latched onto a sausage. Still, once Millie was lured off the mud flats, she continued to flee until her owner was able to corner her. Millie was examined by a veterinarian and found to be uninjured following her adventure.

 


 

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What's the Difference Between a Broadway Show and an Off-Broadway Show?



Over the years, there has been a lot of debate about what should and shouldn’t count as a Broadway play or musical. Still, it’s widely agreed that in order to qualify a production needs to run at a Broadway theater — one that’s located in Manhattan and seats at least 500 people. Actually being located on Broadway is not a requirement. Theaters in Manhattan with 100-499 seas are regarded as “Off-Broadway” venues, while establishments with 99 seats or fewer are deemed “Off-Off-Broadway.” If the facility hosts concerts and dance shows more often than it does plays or musicals, it isn’t really considered a Broadway theater, regardless of the seating situation. That’s why Carnegie Hall doesn’t make the cut, even though the main auditorium has may more than 500 seats — it has 2,804 seats to be precise. In Manhattan, there are only 41 legitimate Broadway theaters, with the majority sitting between West 40th and West 53rd Streets in Midtown Manhattan. Given these rules, the Tony Awards completely ignore Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions. As they say, there’s no business like show business.
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Why the Green Bay Packers Are Unique in the NFL



The Green Bay Packers is a unique team in the NFL for one fascinating reason: It doesn’t technically have a single owner or a handful of partners, like every other NFL team. Instead, the team is owned by hundreds of thousands of fans, who all bought a piece of the Packers in a public stock sale. The Green Bay Packers have been a publicly owned, nonprofit corporation since August 18, 1923, when original articles of incorporation were filed with Wisconsin’s Secretary of State. Fans have supported the team by buying shares during five stocks sales — 1923, 1935, 1950, 1997 and 2011. Today, 361,169 people — representing 5,009,562 shares — are owners of the iconic franchise. The NFL requires every team to be owned by one owner or a small group, one of which must hold one-third of the shares. The Green Bay Packers are the only exception, disallowing any single owner to own more than 200,000 shares.
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