Yes, 2016 was full of some awful news. Let's not forget all the good stuff that happened in 2016, though. Can't think of anything? This website will jog your memory.
The site, 2016.promo, is based on an article by Angus Hervey: 99 Reasons 2016 Was a Good Year. The site is a month-to-month list of positive, non-crappy headlines from 2016. A few on the list:
- Thailand and Belarus eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. (Source: World Health Organisation)
- Homelessness in the United States has dropped 35 per cent since 2007. (Source: CS Monitor)
- Denmark became the first country to no longer define transgender identification as a mental illness. (Source: teenVogue). Also, Canada will ban transgender discrimination. (Source: Telegraph)
- Crime is down in Juarez, Mexico, once the world's most dangerous city. Residents are now "losing their fear". (Source: National Geographic)
You don't want to turn a blind eye to bad news, but if it gets overwhelming, just remember: Some good stuff happened in 2016, too. The links below can help jog your memory.