Dec 262016
 

Paula here.  People can fall into categories of nationality, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation, but this is often limiting.  What to me is more important, is to define oneself as a human on our home planet Earth.  This blog is about seeing the ‘glass as half full” and filling!  Here are the great things that happened in 2016 and there are so many that I am writing several blogs.  Let’s fill 2017 with attitude and gratitude.

Good Things that Happened in 2016

from helthehatter.tumblr.com

Pass on some good news today

·         New chemotherapy breakthroughs have increased the 5-year survival for pancreatic cancer from 16% to 27% (and is getting better)

·         Scientists figured out how to link robotic limbs with the part of the brain that deals with intent to move so people don’t have to think about how they will move the limb, it can just happen.

·         Child mortality is down everywhere and it keeps going down. 

·         Thanks to the ice bucket challenge the gene responsible for ALS has been found, meaning we are closer to an effective treatment. Let me rephrase that: we are close to getting a treatment for a very bad disease because a lot of people (including really hot celebrities) got wet.

·         A solar powered plan circumnavigated the world.

·         Michael Jordan donates 2mil to try and help bridge connection between police and the community.

·         Tiger, manatees and panda numbers are growing.

·         Pakistan has made strides toward outlawing honor killings.

·         70,000 Muslim clerics declared a fatwa against ISIS.

·         Pokemon Go players went insane with placing lure modules near hospitals for sick kids.

·         California is now powering over 6 million homes with solar power, a record in the US (and that is the tightest shit)

·         Volunteers in India planted nearly 50 million trees in 24 hours.

49.3 million trees planted in one day

 

·         Apparently world crime as a whole has drastically declined as a whole in the last couple of decades.

·         Coffee consumption has been proved to help curtail cancer and suicide rates.

·         Speaking of coffee Starbucks figured out how to donate perishable food in a food safe way.

·         500 elephants were relocated to a better, safer and bigger home.

·         We made massive strides in Alzheimers’ prevention

·         New chemotherapy breakthroughs have increased the 5-year survival for pancreatic cancer from 16% to 27% (and is getting better)

·         Scientists figured out how to link robotic limbs with the part of the brain that deals with intent to move so people don’t have to think about how they will move the limb, it can just happen.

·         Child mortality is down everywhere and it keeps going down. 

·         Thanks to the ice bucket challenge the gene responsible for ALS has been found, meaning we are closer to an effective treatment. Let me rephrase that: we are close to getting a treatment for a very bad disease because a lot of people (including really hot celebrities) got wet.

·I published four great children’s ebooks under “Pauline Gallagher.”   I use paula key on this lesbian site. I can still be fired from my job.

This ebook is about bullying and how one person, Belinda, can make a difference

This ebook was written for anyone who has lost a pet. It has a happy ending

This is a funny book.

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