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Do you feel like all of the negativity in the world has caused things to “stop making sense”? David Byrne agrees and has done something about it.

The former Talking Heads frontman has created the new website Reasons To Be Cheerful, an online magazine that specializes in positive news.

The website’s mission statement reads, “We tell stories that reveal that there are, in fact, a surprising number of reasons to feel cheerful. Many of these reasons come in the form of smart, proven, replicable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. We’re here to tell you about some of them. Through sharp reporting, our stories balance a sense of healthy optimism with journalistic rigor, and find cause for hope. We are part magazine, part therapy session, part blueprint for a better world.”

Reasons To Be Cheerful is broken down into eight news sections: Civic Engagement, Climate/Energy, Culture, Economics, Education, Health, Science/Tech and Urban/Transportation.

Check out the welcome video for Reasons To Be Cheerful from Byrne, himself. I dare anyone not to feel a little inspired after watching the 1:35 clip.

Welcome to Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful is an online editorial project that is tonic for tumultuous times. We tell stories that reveal that there are, in fact, a surprising number of reasons to feel cheerful. Many of these reasons come in the form of smart, proven, replicable solutions to the world's most pressing problems. We are part magazine, part therapy session, part blueprint for a better world.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.