Our favourite websites and apps – Episode II

Information is Beautiful

We are exactly one week into 2020 today, and according to the latest news the world looks rather bleak (at least that’s what we’re being told)…endless devastating fires, useless international political show offs and hopeless local reunification gridlocks abound. Makes you want to bury your head in the sand and wait till the *&^%storm blows over.

But wait!! Not all is miserable and depressing on our little blue planet!

According to the World Economic Forum there has never been a better time to be alive in human history:  ‘In aggregate terms, the human race has never had it so good. Life expectancy has risen by more in the past 50 years than in the previous 1,000. When the Berlin Wall fell, two-fifths of humanity lived in extreme poverty. Now it’s one-eighth. Global illiteracy has dropped from one-half to one-sixth in the same span of time. With a few tragic exceptions, a child born almost anywhere today can expect to grow up healthier, wealthier and smarter than at any other time in history.’

We just don’t hear about all the positive stuff going on!

Yet there is beautiful news to be had daily, and it’s wonderfully uplifting.

Did you know there’s a website that offers an endless collection of good news, positive trends, uplifting statistics and facts? The information is beautifully visualized in easy to comprehend charts and it’s accessible to everyone!

Women can finally vote everywhere, the HPV vaccine has slashed infections, famine deaths have plummeted globally, recycling 30 plastic water bottles earns you a free trip on the Rome metro…it goes on and on. The data is sorted into categories and there’s a daily newsletter available.

Information is Beautiful aims “to move our attention beyond dramatic news headlines to the slow developments and quiet trends that go unseen and uncelebrated” by releasing a chart every day for a year, and we are absolutely loving it!!

Click here for your daily dose of reassurance that not all is doom and gloom!

2020 looks bright after all 😁

 

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