Feeling Depressed? Here Are the Top 5 Good News Websites
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If you are like me, then you are sick and tired of all the negative news 12 Best News Sites You Can Trust 12 Best News Sites You Can Trust Want the best news sites around? This list of top-ranked news sites kill fake news stories and publish credible content. Read More being thrown at you by the mainstream media outlets. Pick any major online news outlet and you will find the majority of items are about the ever sinking economy, Iraq or someone’s unfortunate death.

Some might argue that reading about people who have it worse can make you feel better about yourself, but I really do not think that is true.

I recently spent one work week (5 days) forcing myself to only get my news from positive news network sites. Believe it or not, there are lots of them out there. Instead of performing my morning work ritual of “catching up” with the world by looking at the big media news outlets, each day I would challenge myself to find a positive news website that “inspired me”.

By the end of the week, I was noticeably brighter and more optimistic. My family and a few friends remarked on it. They were curious to know what I might be taking.

I would like to share with you the top 5 websites that I found that week. Check them out and if you feel particularly inspired, try swapping one out with your usual online new source.


Feeling Depressed? Here Are the Top 5 Good News Websites happynews2

Started in 2005 by a man from Texas, this website tries to balance out the “disproportionate amount of negative news” from traditional media sites. The stories they feature are real and they often come from mainstream news sources, such as The Associated Press, it is just that they are only positive stories.

SouthAfrica – The Good News

Feeling Depressed? Here Are the Top 5 Good News Websites goodnewssa

Talk about a place that needs to focus on good news. These days, South Africa is inundated with violence and turmoil. If any place needs to focus on the positive, they do. And they are. This inspirational web site offers legitimate positive news stories that focus on the good stuff coming out of South Africa.

OptimistWorld [No Longer Available]

Feeling Depressed? Here Are the Top 5 Good News Websites optimist

This website is run by a group of optimists from the United Kingdom. In addition to the daily news feed, they offer a version of the web site in Italian and Spanish (with German and French to come later).


Feeling Depressed? Here Are the Top 5 Good News Websites goodnewsnetwork

This outstanding website features legitimate news stories from around the world. I really like their free weekly newsletter which gives you the top 10 good news items for the week. At the very least, you should sign up for this.


Feeling Depressed? Here Are the Top 5 Good News Websites gimundo

I saved the best for last. In addition to the daily good news and positive stories, they have some great videos. Be sure to check out the “Babies Eating Lemons” one. There is no way you could watch that and not smile.

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  1. Maria
    March 23, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Bluzz.eu also is an amazing good news site

  2. Pallavi
    August 7, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Fantastic collection. I needed a break and felt like reading only good news. And browsed for them in google. Came across your page. Excellent collection. Thank god at least there are few people around the world who are thinking on the same lines..

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    February 7, 2017 at 11:46 pm

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  4. janiffer
    January 18, 2017 at 10:05 am

    This one is also nice, shoutscoop.com . It share some positive and good news from all over the world

  5. Prsd
    July 8, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Just what I was looking for. Ive replaced my CNN bookmark with these. Thanks!!

  6. Anonymous
    July 26, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    This is great! Sometimes I just feel like the mainstream media outlets exaggerate everything just so that we watch/read. And most of the time it's very negative. But there's so much positive stuff going on in this world too!!!
    Here is my website: heartythought.com. It's not a "news website" but it's a website to refuel with positivity.

  7. Dj
    November 4, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Thanks so much for the list. I love good news. I believe what someone said that "your input determines your output".

  8. Viva
    October 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks for the great list- just what I was looking for.

  9. Pete
    August 1, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Yes, mainstream news providers are guilty for suffocating us with their unrelenting, dystopian view of the world but by the same token, too much time suckling from the tap of fringe news providers with a purely utopian endorphin-releasing agenda is blinkering too.
    (It's the news equivalent of happy pills).

    I suppose asking for balance is just asking for too much.

  10. Kathryn Hawkins
    May 23, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Hey there - I stumbled on this a bit late, but just wanted to say thanks for including Gimundo! As someone mentioned, the site was down for a few months, as the company that owned it had folded - I worked for them as editor, and wrote the vast majority of the content, so I was very sad to see it go.

    However, last month, my husband Jeff (a web designer/developer) and I purchased the site, revamped it, and relaunched it, and are very pleased to say that Gimundo is back! We are running it in our spare time and paying for expenses out of pocket now, but it's a mission we truly believe in, and we plan to keep it going and making it better than ever.

    Please stop by again and check out the site, and let us know what you think of Gimundo 2.0!

    Kathryn Hawkins
    Editor/Owner, Gimundo.com

  11. achim kram
    April 16, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Sorry for the self promotion but I think you didn't quite capture the full scope of Optimist World.

    We too send a weekly newsletter and we too have an Optimist TV section with inspiring video clips.

    Users can upload their own stories and have profiles that show whatever articles they have submitted or commented on.

    Soon the user profiles will have Optimist ratings – points that are being collected for activity that can be exchanged for products and vouchers etc

    ...and of course not to forget the most important bit – we give prizes to charity ... there is a weekly voting for charities and there will be annual charity of the yeasr award with cash prizes for smaller and medium size charities.

    Yes, timing to start a good news project is not ideal, but it can work and we have to be optimistic, right? ;-)

  12. geri
    April 6, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Apparently your "best for last" (Gimundo) has given up their "daily good news" mission. My RSS feed for them hasn't moved for months.

    Thanks for the overview!

    • Sara
      April 7, 2009 at 3:45 am

      Yeah, I was sad to realize the same thing (after I wrote the article). As hard as it is to admit, I think the majority of people really WANT to hear only bad news. It looks like Gimundo fell victim to the same ecomonic pressures that has burdened everyone these days. I would love to say, "say it ain't so".

      Could it be true, that all we really want is more bad news?

  13. Doug
    April 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Ummmm, was that happy face smoking something?

    That was a great round-up of alternatives to the doom-and-gloom (every time it's going to rain, the news stations have us on "Storm Watch") type of reports.


  14. Joy-Seeker
    April 1, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks for 5 new sites to try!! I've been going to only-positive-news.com for my "positive news"

  15. Freak
    April 1, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Violence and turmoil in South Africa? I did not see any this morning. Maybe you mistake it for crime and corruption.