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Pork Pal Teaches That Not Only Dogs and Cats Can Serve as a Human’s Best Friend Good News 

Pork Pal Teaches That Not Only Dogs and Cats Can Serve as a Human’s Best Friend

(Sputnik) – While some pigs have little more to look forward to in life than the dinner table, this little piggy’s Instagram account has about 300k followers. This video reveals how a pot-bellied mini pig living in the US named Hank spends his time lounging about like an ordinary human. He leads an active and healthy lifestyle: he preserves a balanced diet, swims in a pool, celebrates Halloween and Father’s Day, and sleeps in a bed. But the most adorable spectacle is when his belly is being scratched! The pork pet is only 1-year old, but his Instagram account @mybestfriendhank is followed by almost 300k Read More

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New state law seeks to reduce the number of child brides in Texas Good News 

New state law seeks to reduce the number of child brides in Texas

Texas, United States (TexasTribune) – A new state law prohibits anyone under 16 from getting married and requires people under 18 to get a judge’s consent before marrying. Texas has one of the highest child marriage rates in the country, but a new law seeks to change that. In May, Texas joined a growing number of states cracking down on child marriage when Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1705, which bans anyone under 16 from marrying. The law by state Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano — which went into effect Sept. 1 – also requires people under 18 to get a judge’s consent before marrying. The new law is about “not forcing Read More

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Dozens of Chibok Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Freed Good News 

Dozens of Chibok Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Freed

Nigeria (Sputnik) – The Nigerian government has announced that 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group in 2014 have been freed. “I can confirm they have been released,” a senior government minister told AFP before the official government announcement. Earlier reports put the number of girls released at between 50 and 83. A Nigerian military official told AP that the girls were found near the town of Banki in Borno state. The girls are apparently still in military custody. “The girls were released through negotiations with the government,” the official said, according to Reuters. In the government’s official announcement, it was revealed that the release Read More

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Adults-Only Observations: Five Bad Things and Five Good Things about Life Good News 

Adults-Only Observations: Five Bad Things and Five Good Things about Life

World (FEE) – As life proceeds, you collect ever-more interesting observations about how things work: things you cannot fathom in youth but which you gradually come to realize later in life. People don’t tell you these things when you are young. What I’m going to tell you is supposed to remain proprietary information of people of middle age. But I don’t believe in proprietary information. Let’s just lay it all out. Five Bad Things No one is ever wrong. People will defend an opinion or an action until the end, even if every bit of logic and evidence runs contrary. Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Karlie Kloss Badass Women Featured Good News Technology 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Karlie Kloss

World (FEE) – Editor’s Note: Here at Greed Media, we cover a lot of issues related to women. Unfortunately, we often find that there is, indeed, a little greed behind each story. This makes us a little sad. As a contrast and to promote positivity and empowerment for all women, we want to highlight and celebrate badass women from all over the world. These women are courageous leaders, remarkable visionaries, selfless activists, and are each changing the world in their own way. The following is part of a series of stories we call Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About.  Karlie Kloss, the supermodel, Instagram Read More

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Encouragement: The Key to Student Success Featured Good News 

Encouragement: The Key to Student Success

United Kingdom (University of Cambridge) –‘Big data’ study finds that children from families with limited education have strongest long-term response to teacher encouragement, and are more likely to progress to university as a result. “The relationships teachers develop with students are real engines for social mobility.” Ben Alcott Schoolchildren who receive words of encouragement from a teacher are significantly more likely to continue their education beyond the age of 16 than those who do not, a new study suggests. The influence of teacher encouragement appears to be much greater on students whose own parents never progressed past compulsory education – an Read More

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