Studies have shown that the ratio of bad news to the good news is around 17:1, meaning that an enormous 95% of general news is covering negative stories. You should not underestimate the impact that being in the right environment can have on your trajectory to achieving your goals, ingesting violence, despair, or fear when you switch on the news a suspected 95% of the time is surely not a great idea!
In the wise words of Thomas Jefferson - “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”.
That’s why in this week’s newsletter we are going to brighten up your week by giving our top five positive news stories from this week:
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced a new financial gift of 100 million US dollars in support of four historically Black medical schools to increase the number of Black doctors in the U.S.
Unilever announces that it will spend One billion US dollars to rid its cleaning products of fossil fuels by 2030.
The WHO confirmed yesterday that the continent has defeated wild polio, following a vaccination programme first launched by Nelson Mandela.
The ‘eat out to help out’ scheme – AKA ‘Rishi’s dishes’ – may have expired, but a new dining incentive is launching in London for gourmands who have an appetite for tackling homelessness ‘Dine in, to get them in’.
Having successfully challenged the UK government to extend free school meals to 1.3m children this summer, footballer Marcus Rashford has now launched a taskforce to tackle child food poverty.
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