The Russian invasion of Ukraine continues with an unending string of tragedy reported every day. Gas prices are super high. Heated battles continue over issues like women’s reproductive rights. And don’t look now but there’s a new combo Delta-Omicron strain. With distressing news events all around us, we’ve gathered up some good news to spark joy ahead of your weekend.
Here are our picks of the week.
The New York Times
Five ways to soothe a mind overstimulated by anxiety, stress and streams of information.
The Washington Post
Time is the biggest enemy any senator faces, inside a legislative body that prides itself on being deliberative on everything considered.
Griff Aldrich spent roughly two decades building a successful career in law and private equity. Then, he blew it all up for a chance to coach college basketball.
50 years ago, China gave the United States two pandas and the gesture of goodwill inspired the Giant Panda program at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo as well as America’s love for pandas.
This augmented reality map might be the future of finding your way in dense urban spaces.
Travel + Leisure
The beloved tradition almost never happened.
Sometimes it’s best to cuddle up with a bit of comfort TV that warms your heart and calms your nerves like a big mug of hot cocoa topped with whipped cream and mini-marshmallows.
You’ve tried everything else. Why not go back to your roots?