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Tri-Faith campus promotes celebration and understanding of different faiths

Happiness Shot from Nebraska|October 22, 2020

The Tri-Faith campus has a mosque, church, and synagogue and now an interfaith center to help people get a better understanding of the three faiths. This center is built on the belief that more clarity on a different religion helps to dispel fears around it and finally celebrate it. The aim is not to create a new faith but simply to promote better understanding of other faiths while practicing one’s own religious beliefs and values.

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Morning exercise may prevent cancer

Happiness Shot from Vienna|October 22, 2020

According to research, one of the potential causes of cancer is circadian disruption, which is the disorderliness of environmental cues like diet, light, and the biological, internal, and circadian rhythms. Exercising between 8am and 10am in the morning can help reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer based on research conducted by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health and the Medical University of Vienna with 3000 participants. 

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10-year-old hikes for 3 months to get a hug from granny

Happiness Shot from Italy|October 22, 2020

Romeo Cox, who lives in Italy, pitched the idea of taking a 3-month hike to get a hug from his granny who lives in London. Accompanied by his father, they woke up at 4.30am each day, walked 12 miles, fought wild dogs, slept under the stars, and finally reached the beaming granny in London. Cox said the hug he shared with his granny was long, warm, and worth every mile! 


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51-year-old man’s vulnerable tweet garners overwhelming response

Happiness Shot from Around the World|October 21, 2020

Edmund O’Leary, who has been unemployed for over 18 months, posted ‘I am not okay’ on Twitter, requesting people to drop a hello if their schedules permitted. Since then, Edmund has been inundated with inspiring messages, heartwarming pictures, offers to grab coffee together, support on polishing his CV, and more from different parts of the world. His tweet garnered 100,000 responses and over 300,000 likes for his ability to show such vulnerability online! 

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Cardiff University introduces unique way to get students to socialize under lockdown

Happiness Shot from Wales |October 21, 2020

Students have been experiencing stress and emotional isolation, staying away from their families, and even each other on campus. To alleviate this sense of isolation, the Chaplains at Cardiff University have organized a weekly dog walk and talk event for students where they can walk the dogs while talking to fellow students. The initiative has been very well-received by students who feel that the opportunity for human interaction has been such a welcome change. 

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Singapore plans massive reforestation to reverse the impact of mangrove losses

Happiness Shot from Singapore|October 21, 2020

In Aug 2020, Singapore Government announced the launch of a 990-acre park that will be a refueling site for migratory birds and is home to oriental hornbills, otters, saltwater crocodiles, and many other species. This initiative is part of a wider project that aims to plant 1 million trees over the next 10 years as the government tries to improve habitat quality for the city-state's wildlife while improving living conditions for its human residents. 

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A 4-year old is preparing 200 care packages for Christmas

Happiness Shot from the UK|October 20, 2020

Pippa Jackson had a nightmare where she saw some underprivileged kids had no gifts to open for Christmas. This heartbreaking dream spurred her into action, wherein she aims to prepare Christmas care packages for 200 kids. Each box has a present, coloring pencils, scarf, and gloves to ensure the kids can keep warm. She is preparing these packages with the help of donations and also through funds raised from sales of handmade decorations.

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An act of kindness leaves Today co-anchor surprised

Happiness Shot from the USA|October 20, 2020

Today co-anchor, Hoda Kotb, returned home after an eventful time with her kids at the park only to realize that her cellphone was missing. Her friend dialed the number, and Stan  Levine answered the phone, reassuring her that he found the phone by the roadside and will wait in the park until she comes to get the same. Hoda was so touched that she mentioned that Stan Levine is exactly what goodness looks like! 

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Customers rescue a lone chef running a restaurant

Happiness Shot from New Zealand|October 20, 2020

At a packed Thai restaurant, customers were losing patience as they waited to receive their orders. When a customer investigated the reason for delay, he saw a stressed chef running the restaurant alone. He immediately jumped in to help. A few other customers followed suit, and in no time, a team of volunteers was taking orders, collecting money, doing dishes. The chef stated it felt wonderful to be a part of such a supportive community. 

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12-year-old boy discovers 69-million-year-old fossil

Happiness Shot from Canada|October 18, 2020

A 12-year-old boy who dreams of becoming a paleontologist made a life-altering discovery on a hike with his dad. They stumbled upon the bones of a 69-million-year old fossil, which was confirmed by the Royal Tyrrell Museum. The experts stated that the bones belong to a dinosaur aged 3-4 years and will be instrumental in bridging the gap in the understanding of the evolution of dinosaurs. 

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Dad starts an NGO in response to child getting bullied for dancing

Happiness Shot from Chicago|October 18, 2020

Jimmy Long was dancing competitively since he was 6 but faced bullying for dancing when he hit 14. In response to the same, his father started an NGO, ‘Dance On,’ which provides emotional support and financial aid to dancers in need. He designed t-shirts captioned, ‘Hey, we're just going to dance on. We're just going to move past this.’ They have sold thousands such shirts and provided scholarships to dancers in need.   

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Construction commences on the world’s longest electricity cable

Happiness Shot from the UK & Denmark|August 5, 2020

Construction work has begun on the world’s longest electricity interconnector, which will allow clean energy to travel between the UK and Denmark. The £1.8bn project is a high-voltage direct-current link that will connect the two countries and represents a “major milestone” in the UK’s efforts to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, according to the National Grid. The project, set to be completed in 2023, will run cables 475 miles (765km) under the sea.


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