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Nice News is a positive news platform centered around a daily news digest sent to your inbox each morning. We filter your news for positivity, bringing stories to the forefront that are often overshadowed by other major headlines. Through these stories, we hope our readers can see the world through a new lens.

The human brain is getting bigger

Daily Edition • April 9, 2024 SUPPORTED BY It’s no secret that the U.S. housing market is tough right now, especially for first-time buyers. But there are some spots across the country where homeownership is easier to achieve, according to a new ranking from Zillow. The company used four metrics — rent affordability, available inventory, ratio of affordable for-sale inventory to renter households, and the share of households ages 29-43 — to come up with a list of the 10 best markets for...

3 days ago • 7 min read

It’s eclipse day!

Daily Edition • April 8, 2024 SUPPORTED BY It’s total solar eclipse day! For months we’ve been inundated with news and information about today’s celestial event — and for good reason: On average, a total solar eclipse can be seen from any given point on the planet only once every 375 years. And the path of totality for this one is crossing through quite a few U.S. states. If you’re one of the lucky ones in that path (or you’re traveling to it) check out a guide to capturing photos of the...

4 days ago • 8 min read

People like you more than you think

Sunday Edition • April 7, 2024 SUPPORTED BY Are you a side sleeper or do you doze off while lying on your back? The question’s not for nothing: Today is World Health Day — and it turns out your sleep position can have implications for your well-being just as other nighttime habits do. Dr. Abhinav Singh, a medical review expert for the Sleep Foundation and author of Sleep to Heal, told USA Today there isn’t a single “right” choice, but certain positions do offer benefits for specific concerns,...

5 days ago • 8 min read

Why are some people left-handed?

Daily Edition • April 6, 2024 SUPPORTED BY This is a tip for those who are longing for the days of the flip phone, or perhaps even the good ol’ landline: Apple has an iOS setting that can “dumb down” your smartphone or tablet. The setting, Assistive Access, pares your device down to the basics — it displays a bare-bones home screen with five simplified apps: calls, camera, messages, music, and photos. Assistive Access was initially designed for people with cognitive disabilities, but as The...

6 days ago • 8 min read

Hope for seasonal allergy sufferers

Daily Edition • April 5, 2024 SUPPORTED BY A comet dubbed the “Mother of Dragons” is currently visible in the night sky, a rare opportunity for stargazers. Its name, a reference to Game of Thrones, comes from its role as a “parent” to the Kappa Draconids meteor shower, per the European Space Agency. The ESA said early April — i.e. right now — is the best time to spot it from the Northern Hemisphere. “The comet will be visible in clear dark skies above the western horizon during the hours...

7 days ago • 8 min read

The US cities with the cleanest air

Daily Edition • April 4, 2024 SUPPORTED BY We reported on Washington, D.C.’s famed cherry blossoms hitting their peak bloom last month, but the nation’s capital isn’t the only hotspot for these springtime trees. They’re of course abundant in Japan, where they’ve been carefully cultivated and celebrated for centuries, but the plants’ pretty pink flowers can also be found everywhere from Paris to Athens, London, Vancouver, and more. See some photos of this year’s bloom around the globe. Must...

8 days ago • 8 min read

When do babies develop empathy?

Daily Edition • April 3, 2024 SUPPORTED BY Lace up your sneakers, it’s National Walking Day! Celebrated annually on the first Wednesday in April, the day was established by the American Heart Association in 2007 to encourage the public to use walking as a method of improving health and managing stress. Today, there are all sorts of trends centered on the exercise form — cozy cardio, hot girl walks, silent walking, 10-mile challenges, and more — but you don’t have to partake in any of those to...

9 days ago • 8 min read
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