Category: News

Hurricane Irma: Lowe’s customer gives last generator to fellow shopper

http://www.wftv.com/weather/eye-on-the-tropics/hurricane-irma-lowes-customer-gives-last-generator-to-fellow-shopper/604716502 by: Jason Kelly, WFTV ABC Channel 9 Orlando >>>ORLANDO, Fla. – Natural disasters often cause death and destruction, but the looming threat of Hurricane Irma has brought out the best in some Central Florida residents. Customers have gone store-to-store searching for plywood, drinking water, gas cans and generators, many […]

Calls To Suicide Prevention Hotlines Increased By 50 Percent After Logic’s VMA Performance Of “1-800-273-8255”

By BEN DANDRIDGE-LEMCO, thefader.com Towards the end of the 2017 MTV VMAs last Sunday, Logic took the stage with Khalid and Alessia Cara to perform “1-800-273-8255,” his track about his own struggles with severe depression and suicide prevention. The rapper was also joined by suicide attempt survivors, who wore t-shirts with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s phone […]

‘Just you wait’: Man keeps promise to marry preschool sweetheart, 20 years later

by Brianna Bernath, TODAY: June 30, 2017 http://www.today.com/news/20-years-later-these-preschool-sweethearts-got-married-t113358 Nearly 20 years ago, a 3-year-old Matt Grodsky stood up in front of his entire preschool class, declaring that he would one day marry classmate Laura Scheel. And then on December 30, 2016, he did. The two, both now 23 years […]

VIDEO: Man spreads positivity across the U.S.

by Sheeka Sanahori, USA Today: July 21, 2017   FOLLOW LINK FOR VIDEO: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/humankind/2017/07/19/traveler-determined-spread-positivity-across-america/489522001/  JACKSON, Miss. — His sign says, “Hi my name is Big Dave.” He scours coffee shops, beaches, and anywhere else there will likely be a crowd. He’s looking for three things: A hug, a high five, […]

‘I missed my nap for this’: 101-year-old sprinter breaks 100-meter dash record

By Marissa Payne, Washington Post: July 15, 2017 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/07/15/i-missed-my-nap-for-this-101-year-old-sprinter-breaks-100-meter-dash-record/?utm_term=.d26dbd8b7a57   Watch your back, Usain Bolt — there’s a new 100-meter dash superstar and she looks unstoppable. Meet 101-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins, who on Saturday became the oldest female athlete to ever compete in the USA Track and Field Outdoors Masters […]

Strangers step up after man with Down syndrome loses home, movie collection

By JENNIFER EARL, CBS NEWS: July 12, 2017 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/strangers-step-up-after-man-with-down-syndrome-loses-home-movie-collection/ As a raging wildfire closed in on their Oroville, California, home on Saturday, Steve and Vicki Orsillo knew they only had about 20 minutes to evacuate. They quickly gathered their valuables — photographs, important documents and a small suitcase full of clothes. But Mark […]

Things Aren’t As Bad As They Seem – An Optimist’s View of the World

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kaia-roman/things-arent-as-bad-as-th_b_11085220.html A WONDERFUL piece from Kaia Roman from the Huffington Post about rising above the bad news in today’s world! This is what Some Positive Space is all about. By Kaia Roman, Huffington Post Bad news abounds these days. Violence. Hate. War. Terrorism. Environmental destruction. Political insanity. It […]

Welcome to Some Positive Space!

Hello, everyone! I’m incredibly excited to announce the launch of a brand new, different kind of news blog: Some Positive Space. I think I first decided I wanted to become a journalist when I was watching the nightly news with my family. Watching it, I was just very […]