Optimistic Saturday

Collection of positive news snippets from around the world to get your weekend off to a good start.



  • It's May, and Judas trees are blossoming beautifully once more.

  • Scientists have discovered a microbe that completely protects mosquitoes from being infected with malaria. The team in Kenya and the UK say the finding has "enormous potential" to control the disease.


  • Study finds that the Finnish basic income pilot improved wellbeing.

  • Harry Potter author, JK Rowling, donates £1m to UK charities during coronavirus outbreak. Money will be split between Crisis and Refuge to help homeless people and those affected by domestic abuse.

  • VE Day was great news for sellers of bunting as Britons celebrated VE Day at home yesterday.

  • Evidence suggests we're drinking more often and enjoying better quality. But are we really drinking more?

  • Lockdown prompted emergency, heart warming operations to house rough sleepers in hotels, all across the globe.

  • It really does not matter if you're a middle class lockdown cliche. But are you?

  • The Nasdaq Is Now Positive in 2020. The tech-heavy index is up 31% over the last six weeks. Officially, it’s up .08% in 2020.

  • Berlin: The Barberini Museum in has reopened as part of Germany's plan to de-escalate lockdown and revive tourism, and its Monet exhibition has sold out.

  • Cycling in the London could increase ten-fold says mayor, announcing plans for a post-lockdown city.

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