Categories

archive Block
This is example content. Double-click here and select a page to create an index of your own content. Learn more.


Authors

archive Block
This is example content. Double-click here and select a page to create an index of your own content. Learn more.
Good News of the Week: December 9, 2016

Good News of the Week: December 9, 2016

Liz Biscevic—5 Things to Know Today

Photo by hesherman.com

Photo by hesherman.com

If you’re in need of some good news this weekend, a Muslim-owned restaurant announced it will serve free Christmas dinner to those in need, Mike Pence’s strong-legged doppelgänger is raising money for the LGBTQ community, and there’s a new invention that’s helping people with Parkinson’s Disease.  

1. Huff Po: A Muslim-owned restaurant in London is offering free Christmas dinner for the homeless and elderly.

A sign outside their storefront reads, “No one eats alone on Christmas Day. We are here to sit with you.” The restaurant is offering free, three-course meals from noon to 6 p.m. on Christmas for those who need it.

2. Quartz: It’s that time of year—giant boxes of everyday items from around the globe land in the Philippines

Every December, millions of balikbayan—a gigantic box filled with presents for entire families—arrive at people’s homes as part of a Christmas tradition in the Philippines. Instead of fancy luxury gifts, many boxes are filled with thoughtful, if practical, items from tins of Spam to toothpaste.    

3. HuffPo: Mike Pence has a gay doppelganger, and he’s raising money for progressive causes.

A gay man who looks like Vice President-elect Mike Pence is hitting the pavement in New York City wearing short shorts and raising money and awareness about LGBTQ rights, the environment, and women’s health.   

4. GOOD: 5 White House moms who are crushing parenthood and their careers.

Earlier this week, Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway announced that working for Trump’s administration would be out of the question because she’s a mom of four. Women like Gina McCarthy, the Administrator of the EPA, and Jen Psaki, the White House Communications Director, may beg to differ.

5.  SunnySkyz: There’s a new invention that’s helping people with Parkinson’s Disease

An invention by computer scientist Haiyan Zhang created a device that counteracts the tremors caused by Parkinson’s by vibrating in opposition. The device is currently being tested and tried by people with the disease.  

Till Debt Do Us Part

Till Debt Do Us Part

5 Ridiculously Expensive Holiday Gifts Retailers Hope You Fall For

5 Ridiculously Expensive Holiday Gifts Retailers Hope You Fall For