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November 18, 2019

Positive Vibrations

Not All News is Bad News

Positive Vibrations is a Financial Coach newsletter intended to act as a vehicle for spreading optimism through the sharing of good news. And now, your dose of positivity for the month of November 2019.

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Shaq’s Charitable Efforts Are As Big As He

An innocent bystander to gun violence, 12-year-old Isaiah Payton was left paralyzed from the neck down and unable to return to his family’s one-bedroom handicap inaccessible apartment. Hearing of this, basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal stepped up to the plate and, with the help of Papa John’s CEO Rob Lynch, purchased a brand new wheelchair-accessible house for the family to return to following Payton’s two-month recovery in the hospital.  “We’re going to give her [Payton’s mother] some furniture, TVs and pay her rent off for a year and help her get on her feet.” — Read more at GoodNewsNetwork

J-Lo & A-Rod Are Feeding Elementary Students

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are donating a year’s worth of meals to students at a Tennessee elementary school.  The couple decided to give meals from their company, Tiller & Hatch, after a teacher at Jacksboro Elementary School took to Facebook to describe an encounter with a student who said he didn’t have food at home. — Read Facebook Post

First Human Test Subject A Success

Diagnosed with a very-early stage form of breast cancer in March 2019, Lee Mercker of Florida opted for treatment in the form of an experimental new breast cancer vaccine at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.  Dr. Keith Knutson, from the Mayo Clinic said Mercker’s results were, essentially, what their team had hoped the vaccine would do as it developed out, but it was happening in their very first human test subject.  Mercker, the first patient to participate in a clinical trail for this new breast cancer vaccine, has now also become the first patient to kill off breast cancer. — Read more at Fox5

Historic All-Female Spacewalk

During an expedition into space on Friday, October 18, 2019, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir accomplished not only their mission of making repairs outside the International Space Station, but also achieved a historical milestone, becoming the first to take part in an all-female spacewalk. . — Read more at GoodNewsNetwork


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September 5, 2019

Positive Vibrations

Not All News is Bad News

Positive Vibrations is a Financial Coach newsletter intended to act as a vehicle for spreading optimism through the sharing of good news. And now, your dose of positivity for the month of September 2019.

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Rapidly Declining Rate of Child Mortality

With declining poverty and increasing knowledge and service in the health sector, child mortality around the world is declining very rapidly: Global child mortality fell from 18.2% in 1960 to 4.3% in 2015; while 4.3% is still too high, this is a substantial achievement. — Read more at Our World in Data

Prescribing Money to Fight Poverty

Gary Bloch, a family doctor working in Canada, has an unusual way of treating his patients.  He looks beyond health and well-being to prescribe something he believes can be more powerful than medication: money. — Read more at Positive.News

On the Verge of Curing Multiple Sclerosis

After her years of research, a Cambridge scientist could be on the verge of curing Multiple Sclerosis. — Read more at Good News Network

Did You Know?

Just Since 1960 

Conclusion: Mainstream equities have been an extraordinarily effective way for long-term investors to build and protect purchasing power throughout their lives — first as accumulators and later as retirees.


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July 2, 2019

Positive Vibrations

Not All News is Bad News

Positive Vibrations is a Financial Coach newsletter intended to act as a vehicle for spreading optimism through the sharing of good news. And now, your dose of positivity for the month of July 2019.

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India’s Decline in Maternal Deaths

India registered a 22% decline in maternal deaths since 2013. That means on average, 30 more new mothers are now being saved every day compared to five years ago. — Read more at The Wire

Mental Health Education

In 2018, New York and Virginia became the first two US states to enact laws requiring mental health education in schools. — Read more at CNN

Declining Poverty in India

The UNDP released a new report showing that 271 million people in India have moved out of poverty since 2005, nearly halving the country’s poverty rate in one decade. — Read more at Times of India

Historical Access to Electricity

The International Energy Agency said that in the last year, 120 million people gained access to electricity. That means that for the first time since electrical service was started (1882), less than a billion of the world’s population are left in darkness. — Read more at IEA

Declining Share of Black Men in Poverty in U.S.

The share of black men in poverty in the United States fell from 41% in 1960 to 18% today, and their share in the middle class rose from 38% to 57% in the same time. — Read more at CNN

Crime and Murder Rates in the U.S.

Crime and murder rates declined in the United States’ 30 largest cities, with the murder rate for 2018 projected to be 7.6 percent lower than 2017. — Read more at Vox

Prison Sentencing at Lowest Rate in 20 Years

According to new data from the Department of Justice, the proportion of people being sent to prison in the United States has fallen to its lowest level in 20 years. — Read more at Pew Research


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