Are you tired of all the negative news being thrown at you by the mainstream media outlets? We get it, we want to be informed in order to do something about it and create change. But between politics, violence and crime…It feels sometimes like our newsfeed is full of only bad news and we can’t seem to catch a break.  

We need to take care of ourselves and that is why we have put together a list of websites you can visit to brighten your day. Wheter you want to watch cute animals, read good news, play some games or just shut your brain for a few minutes here are the top 5 websites in our list:

 

1.     Animal Planet Kitten Cam

Yuup, it’s as good as it sounds! Watch adorable kittens play around in real time. Within this Animal Planet site you can also find the Puppy Cam for dog lovers and other cuteness overload options for everyone.

 

2.     Good News Network

If you still want some news to read during your commute, check out sites like this one for a daily dose of positivism. Believe it or not, there are lots of them out there like the Huffington Post Good News section, HappyNews.com, Gimundo and Optimist World

 

3.     Finding the Invisible Cow

 Don’t feel like reading – but would rather play games? Finding the invisible cow is a quick, fun game that can help you recharge in the middle of the day. We know there are days when you just need a win. You can also try Free Rice for a quick vocabulary game and for each correct answer, Free Rice will donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Program

 

4.     Calm.com

If what you need is a mind break, try this site to experience a 2 minute guided relaxation. Along those lines, you can also visit Rain for Me, which allows you to play some relaxing rain in the background.  

 

5.     The Onion

Of course we couldn’t leave The Onion out. If what you need is a good  laugh then read a couple articles on this site. You can check out College Humor and 9Gag as well.  #FightFireWithFunny

 

BONUS: 1000 Awesome Things 

Okay, so in June of 2008, Neil started a countdown of 1000 little things in life that make us happy. He finished the list in 2012, but this list a nice reminder that even the smallest of feats, like "#936 Perfect parallel-parking on the first try" or "#572 Learning a new keyboard shortcut" are a reason to smile.


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