Daily Digest 1/3 – Good News Friday: 5 Financial New Year’s Resolutions, Year’s Best Science Photos

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to dd@peakprosperity.com with subject header “Good News Friday.” We will save and post weekly. Enjoy!


January will feature one of best astronomy shows of the year (Thomas R.)

“The Quadrantids have the potential to be the strongest shower of the year but usually fall short due to the short length of maximum activity (6 hours) and the poor weather experienced during early January,” the American Meteor Society explained on its website.

Live Your Best Life With These 5 Financial New Year’s Resolutions (Thomas R.)

While there are many things in life that are out of our control, one simple way to relieve a lot of stress is by setting up an emergency or rainy day fund. When my husband and I were building our fund, we found that setting up automatic transfers helped us accumulate our dollars before we even had a chance to miss them.

Meet the scientist trying to travel back in time (Sparky1)

Sixty years later, 74-year-old Mallett is a professor of physics at the University of Connecticut. He’s spent his career investigating black holes and general relativity — the theories of space, time and gravity famously explored by Albert Einstein.

Mallett has also been theorizing about time travel, in the course of which he has embarked on his own personal journey: a complex and often contentious quest to build a machine capable of visiting the past.

How to Be Healthy, in Just 48 Words (jdargis)

Nonnaturally occurring trans fats increase your risk of heart disease. Though products often claim to be free from trans fats, labeling laws allow them to make that claim if they contain less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving. To be certain, have a peek at the ingredient list, and if you see “partially hydrogenated” on it, put it back on the shelf.

‘Hero’ 12-year-old saves great-grandparents from stabbing: ‘Truly prevented a double-murder’ (Thomas R.)

“The real hero in this ordeal is a 12-year-old that was also in the backseat at the time of the brutal attack,” Gonzalez said on Twitter. “He managed to wrestle the knife away from Johnston (and) threw it out the window, which successfully stopped the attack.”

Sacha described to KTRK how he managed to wrestle the knife away.

White Extremism Faces a Subversive Foe Online: Google Ads (tmn)

“I think in general that U.S. government work in the prevention space has been a little bit slow in coming, but this strikes us as a very worthwhile program that should continue,” said Russell E. Travers, acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center. “Anything you can do to stop individuals from consuming the kind of very gruesome radicalization potential that you see on the internet and take them someplace else — just common sense tells me that is a good thing to do.”

Elf hunt comes to an end; Stitches in custody (Thomas R.)

Knowing that offenders often return to the scene of their crimes, authorities set traps at previous targeted locations, and he was eventually captured in front of the Christmas tree.

The Ellijay Police Department thanks everyone for their efforts in bringing Stitches to justice.

Prince William launches ‘Earthshot Prize’ to help speed climate solutions (Sparky1)

“The Earth is at a tipping point and we face a stark choice: either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate and problem-solve,” William wrote in the post.

Referencing the famous U.S. “moonshot” of 1969 and the decade it took to achieve, the Duke added, “People can achieve great things. And the next ten years present us with one of our greatest tests — a decade of action to repair the Earth.”

The 100 Best Science Photos of 2019 (Thomas R.)

Rivers get the rainbow treatment in a gorgeous series of maps from Hungarian cartographer Robert Szucs, who has a background in geographic information systems (GIS). He created the gorgeous maps because he was bored by standard river maps with “all the lines blue, all the same width,” he said.

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