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‘I was going to die, she brought me back’: Girlfriend Saves Life of Teen Struck by Lightning

3:37 pm PDT, July 16, 2018

A young couple’s weekend camping trick took a turn for the worst when Juliette Moore exited their tent to find her boyfriend face down in the grass without a pulse. Juliette and her 18-year-old boyfriend Isaiah Cormier had been camping near Denver, Colorado when a lightning storm rolled into the area. Isaiah had been standing […]

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Immigrant Endures Misery in Search of American Dream, But Stays Positive Until a Brilliant Idea Unlocks it

1:59 pm PDT, July 15, 2018

LISTEN to this story on the radio with The Good News Guru, from Friday’s broadcast with Ellen K and Geri, GNN’s founder, on KOST-103.5 — Or, READ the story below… (Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes – or for Androids, on Podbean) Many musicians migrate to Los Angeles, but fail to find success. Instead of quitting and going home, this guy stayed—and persevered through […]

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Veteran-Run Business is Left Destitute When Equipment is Stolen, But People Spend $15K to Replace It

12:52 pm PDT, July 15, 2018

When Cody Nichols discovered that someone had stolen several thousand dollars worth of equipment from his veteran-run landscaping business, he feared the worst for his employees. The former Marine had started a company called Our Troops Services so he could hire fellow vets who were having trouble adjusting to civilian life. He and his employees […]

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Girl’s Postcard to a Veteran Boasts the Simple Wisdom of Children

9:07 am PDT, July 15, 2018

When a certain work assignment brought me to Nebraska for two weeks, this Canadian was given a wonderful opportunity to become immersed not only in the passion and pride of American culture, but in the generous nature of the Heartland. I was celebrating my first ever Memorial Day when one of my local friends invited […]

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30 Years Since Die Hard Hit Big Screens – 13 Surprising Trivia Facts About the Iconic Film

12:18 am PDT, July 15, 2018

30 years ago today, a cobbled-together action film called Die Hard was released into select US theaters. Costing $28 million, it ended up grossing over $140 million that summer, and turned Bruce Willis—a comedic TV actor—into a blockbuster superstar. Its success sparked a franchise of four sequels, video games, and a comic book—it also spawned […]

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Watch the Heartwarming Moment Two Sisters With Alzheimer’s Reunite After 15 Years

3:55 pm PDT, July 14, 2018

It’s been fifteen years since these two sisters have seen each other – and despite both of them having Alzheimer’s disease, they immediately recognize each other during this heartfelt reunion. Even though 88-year-old Ann Patrick is nine years older than 79-year-old Marguerita Wilson, her little sister’s neurodegenerative disease has progressed more severely. The siblings normally […]

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Celebrate the World Cup Final By Watching This Hilarious Cat Meow, ‘Goal!’

12:30 pm PDT, July 14, 2018

Football fans around the world are gearing up for the finale of the World Cup soccer tournament this Sunday between Croatia and France. And judging by this feline fan, the nail-biting athletic event has even managed to recruit some non-human viewers. A man named Ernesto managed to train his cat Mono to meow “GOAL!” to […]

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Huge Victory for Ocean Ecosystems as Fishing Companies Agree to Stop Catching This Essential Critter

10:08 am PDT, July 14, 2018

In a mega-progressive step toward protecting the ocean (and climate), a massive majority of krill fishing companies have agreed to actually stop fishing aroun the Antarctic Peninsula. Overfishing krill has been hurting marine ecosystems since the 1970s. The crustaceans are sought after for the Omega-3 oils they provide for health supplements. They’re also used as […]

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Instead Seeing Fireworks on Fourth of July, 200 People Spent Their Holiday Comforting Shelter Dogs

9:20 am PDT, July 14, 2018

Dogs are notoriously scared of the bright, noisy fireworks that ignite American skies every Fourth of July – and shelter pups have no one to soothe them. Thankfully, the canines at this animal shelter in Phoenix, Arizona felt like they had a caring family on this year’s Independence Day. Maricopa County Animal Care and Control […]

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California Slashes Emissions to 1990s Level, Reaches Climate Goal Years Early

10:06 am PDT, July 13, 2018

The California Air Resources Board just announced that greenhouse gas pollution in California fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004—an achievement roughly equal to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a year. “California set the toughest emissions targets in the nation, […]

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8-Year-Old Girl’s Birthday Wish Yields Over 12,000 Pounds Worth of Pet Food

9:46 am PDT, July 13, 2018

Instead of asking for toys or treats, this 8-year-old girl wanted something particularly special for her birthday last week. Adisynn Kiker from Kemp, Texas told her friends and family that all she wanted for her birthday was food for the rescue pets at the local animal shelter. When her wish was broadcasted on Facebook, it […]

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What’s Cookin’, Good Lookin’? Watch Wild Animals React to Seeing Their Own Reflections

7:32 am PDT, July 13, 2018

Humans can spend an hour studying themselves in a mirror, but what about animals? A strategically placed camera in the Amazon rainforest captured the reactions of a dozen animals seeing themselves reflected in a large mirror – and their reactions are quite varied. When an adult jaguar sees itself in the mirror, it seems like […]

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‘More Reliable’ New Form of Digital Analysis May Help to Eliminate Animal Testing

11:50 am PDT, July 12, 2018

Testing chemicals, medicines, and cosmetics on animals may soon be a thing of the past thanks to this new, “more reliable” approach. A recently published study shows that advanced algorithms working from large chemical databases can predict a new chemical’s toxicity better than standard animal tests. The researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public […]

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