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Good News Tuesday: Compassion, Change, and Singing

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California Votes for Cruelty Free Cosmetics

California just passed a law that will make it illegal to sell cosmetics or ingredients that have been tested on animals. The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act will go into effect in January of 2020. Read more below from The Good News Network:

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/california-has-just-approved-law-requiring-all-cosmetics-to-be-cruelty-free/#.W7JziKaNjSc.facebook

Rising Out of Hatred through Kindness

Derek Black, the son of a KKK Grand Wizard and godson of David Duke, broke free from the white nationalist movement. It was a gradual process that started when he went to college and his friend Matthew invited him to a Friday night Shabbat dinner. You can read more in this article or watch the video below. The discussion about change starts about four and a half minutes into the video.

 

Singing is Good for You!

It’s not hot off the presses, but here are some surprising ways singing can improve your mental and physical health:

http://vkool.com/benefits-of-singing/

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

7 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: Compassion, Change, and Singing

  1. Lab testing using animals is just so inhumane. There used to be some You Tube videos of beagles that had once been used as test animals. It was so sad to see. The poor dogs were afraid to come out of their travel kennels . But I have read that the dogs eventually make excellent pets. The while nationalists young man who broke free of his former beliefs was able to do so through his new friend’s kindness,. Just shows what the power of kindness can do for making friends and influencing positive change.

    • Thank you for these thoughts and insights, Yvonne. I agree completely. My husband saw some Beagles in cages when he worked at a pharmaceutical company years ago. It made him sick. There are so many effective alternatives to animal testing. Sometimes the results don’t even apply accurately to humans. Someone once said that if animals are enough like us to generalize the results, they are enough like us to be given compassion. I’m glad we are making progress and becoming kinder in these ways.

  2. That is excellent news JoAnna.. I have yet to watch the whole video.. But I can confirm singing is good for you.. My Hubby Sings nearly all the time.. And he is always Happy.. 🙂 ❤

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