Take a Look at Goodnet’s Best 12 Stories of 2020

A second chance to read popular articles that you may have missed.

Jan 4, 2021

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Every year, Goodnet strives to bring you the best in good news from health, wellness, DIY, green issues, as well as feel good stories about people and animals that are sure to make you smile. While 2020 was a difficult year for many, there was still a lot of good news to share. Here are 12 of the most popular articles that you may have missed:

This New Guinea Dog is Singing a New Tune

The highland or New Guinea singing dog was thought to be extinct until an expedition located them in a remote area on the western side of this island country. Now these dogs known for their unique barks and howls, are being heard in the wild again. Click here to read more and listen to their songs.

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7 Surprising Banana Peel Uses

With over 100 billion bananas being eaten every year, there’s a lot of peels being left over. But before you put them on your compost pile, check out these seven DIY uses for leftover peels. They range from making a homemade bug repellant to shining your shoes. Read more.

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Turmeric Can Help Much More Than Just Inflammation

The bright yellow spice you have in your pantry has great medicinal properties including reducing inflammation thanks to the antioxidant curcumin that it contains. Now, researchers working together from three Universities have found that turmeric may help Alzheimer’s patients by preventing cognitive decline. Read more.

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Sockeye Salmon Back in Canadian Lake for First Time in Fifty Years!

Restoration efforts in British Columbia have restored the sockeye salmon to Okanagan Lake after a 50-year absence. Now over 30,000 spawning salmon have reached the river basin and it is an amazing comeback that shows partnerships between governments and local conservation groups really work! Read more.

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DIY Your Own Hand Sanitizer

This practical DIY idea can help protect yourself and your family from the coronavirus. So, when soap and water are not available you can use one of these alcohol-based recipes that use natural oils. Carry a small bottle of your homemade hand sanitizer with you whenever you leave home. Read more.

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5 Creative Ways to Use Baking Soda at Home

This household staple can be used for much more than just baking. Baking soda is a natural tooth cleaner, can brighten up jewelry safely, is an amazing odor neutralizer especially in refrigerators or waste cans, and many more practical uses. Read More.

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7 DIY Home Decoration Ideas that Evoke Happiness

Since you are spending more time at home, you can make it your own happy sanctuary without spending a lot of time or money. These seven tips include decluttering your space, letting in natural light, plus using relaxing music, colors, and plants to happify your home. Read More.

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11 Fun Facts About Baby Animals to Make You Smile!

These cute fun facts about baby animals are sure to brighten your day! From pink piglets to tiny pint-sized pandas, these adorable photos and informative animal trivia are sure to please. Read more.

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11-Year-Old Nigerian Boy Leaps to Fame

Sometimes dreams do come true. At least they did for 11-year-old Anthony Mmesoma Madu from Nigeria who loves to dance ballet. A video posted on social media that showed the young man dancing in the rain went viral and led to Anthony receiving a scholarship to study dance virtually at NY’s American Dance Theatre. Click here to watch the video and read more.

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This Simple Device Diagnoses Autism at an Earlier Age

An earlier diagnosis of autistic Spectrum disorder can transform lives. While many parents recognize developmental issues in their toddlers, in many cases children are undiagnosed until they are older if at all. Now a research team developed an eye scan that can detect the biomarker for autism and that is great news for parents. Read more.

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Thanks to Cher: Pakistan's Loneliest Elephant is Free

Kaavan, a 33-year-old Asian elephant that was kept in captivity alone for over 18 years after his mate died was finally freed thanks to the efforts of Cher and her dedicated group who worked for years to make this happen. In May 2020, Pakistan’s high court ruled that Kaavan must be sent to an animal  sanctuary and was recently moved to his new home. Click here to watch the video and read more.

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This Giant Sailboat Will Transport Cars Across the Atlantic Ocean

A new wind-powered sailboat will be crossing the Atlantic Ocean and is large enough to carry 7,000 cars. That’s because the OceanBird is not a pleasure boat, it is a prototype cargo carrier that is changing the face of international shipping. This will go a long way in greening an industry that has been dependent on fossil-fuels. Click here to watch the video and read more.

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