It is during challenging times that people display the most incredible feats of compassion, sacrifice, empathy, and love. To bring attention to these inspirational acts, we’re sharing a weekly roundup our favorite good-news stories. And we invite you to do the same. Use the hashtag #GoodNewsMonday to highlight any uplifting stories, useful resources, or promising scientific advancements, and help start the week with a healthful dose of the positive.


Our Top #GoodNewsMonday Stories of the Week

Monday, June 1

Technology Used For Stroke Patients Now Helping Coronavirus Patients Regain Physical Strength (CBS Baltimore)

A Possible Remedy for Pandemic Stress: Exercise (The New York Times)

Demand for meatless meat is skyrocketing during the pandemic (Vox)

A new social movement is helping connect those who need help with those who can help (CNN)

How one French town made-going beach safe again (Washington Post)

Monday, May 25

Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results (The New York Times)

Johns Hopkins team launches temperature-tracking study and app to map and monitor potential COVID-19 cases (Johns Hopkins)

Want to eat less meat? Take a page from these cultures that already do (CNN)

Relationships encourage older adults to maintain physical activity, key at this time (Yahoo)

New Research Shows Yoga Can Significantly Improve Mental Health – Ideal for COVID-19 Self-Isolation (CNN)


Monday, May 18

Johns Hopkins is offering a free contact tracing course for amateur disease detectives (CNN)

Convalescent plasma is safe to treat COVID-19: nationwide study (NBC News)

A Pandemic Benefit: The Expansion of Telemedicine (The New York Times)

Gardening boosts your mood as much as some types of exercise, study finds (Washington Post)

Impossible Foods Partners With Food Banks to Bring Plant-Based Protein to Everyone (One Green Planet)

Kitchen classroom empowers young chefs to pursue healthful choices (Second Wave Michigan)


Monday, May 11

With Crispr, a Possible Quick Test for the Coronavirus (The New York Times)

Athletes from NFL, NBA and more launch campaign on National Nurses Day to honor coronavirus health care heroes (ESPN)

Publix Donates 1 Million Pounds of Produce to Feeding America in Two Weeks (The Produce News)

Millions Return To Work In Italy After Weeks Of Lockdown (NPR)

Acclaimed Vegan Chef Launches Free Plant-Based Cooking Series (VegNews)

Gratitude in The Time of Coronavirus (Psychology Today)


Monday, May 4

The enduring value of the performing arts in the age of social distancing (Johns Hopkins)

‘A drug can block this virus’: Fauci hails Covid-19 treatment breakthrough (Politico)

Army vet who raised over $38 million walking around a garden celebrates his 100th birthday (USA Today)

John Krasinski Hosted a Virtual Potluck and Surprised Fans With Their Favorite Chefs: ‘Thank You for Making My Entire Year’ (People)

Good Business: How The Salad House is Making a Difference During the Pandemic (Modern Restaurant Management)

Photos show impact of temporary air pollution drops across the world from coronavirus lockdown (CNBC)

Chef Ann Foundation and Chef José Andrés celebrate School Lunch Hero Day (Facebook)


Monday, April 27

Wheelchair athletes staged their own virtual Boston Marathon Monday (Boston Globe)

Wary of meat after coronavirus, Asia craves plant-based protein (Al Jazeera)

The Science of Helping Out (The New York Times)

‘Landmark collaboration’ to make COVID-19 testing and treatment available to all (UN News)

Pandemic side-effects offer glimpse of alternative future on Earth Day 2020 (The Guardian)

Quarantine Cooking with Kids (The New York Times)


Monday, April 20

Michelle Obama Holds Virtual Storytime for Kids Every Monday (Good Morning America)

These Are the 20 Best ‘Thank You Coronavirus Helpers’ Videos on YouTube! (Parade)

How to Help Children Develop Emotional Resilience during Coronavirus (Lerner Center)

War Veteran, 99, Raises $6 million by Walking Laps of His Garden (CNN)

Looking for Something to Do with Kids at Home? Try Online Cooking Classes (The Oregonian)

How Native Americans Are Fighting a Food Crisis (The New York Times)

Plant-Based Diet Can Help Manage Asthma in Patients (One Green Planet)


Monday, April 13

Over 300,000 People Have Recovered from Coronavirus Around the World, According to Johns Hopkins University (Newsweek)

The Strength of Ordinary People. The Creative Ways Italians Are Supporting Each Other During Their Coronavirus Lockdown (Time)

Stuck Inside? Keep Walking (The New York Times)

Restaurants Step Up to Feed Hospital Workers on the Pandemic’s Front Lines (Washington Post)

3 Easy Ways to Make ‘Quarantine Cooking’ With Kids More Manageable (and Fun) (Real Simple)


Monday, April 6

D.I.Y. Coronavirus Solutions Are Gaining Steam (The New York Times)

How to Dine ‘Out’ During Covid-19 (BBC)

How Chefs Around the World Cook with Their Kids at Home Now (Food and Wine)

Dodgers Hosting Online Workouts for Fans During Coronavirus Quarantine (CBS Sports)

Coronavirus: Practicing Wellness While You Stay at Home (Johns Hopkins Medicine)