In Tahiti, women are rocking the boat

Good News Notes: “Put your paddle in deeper and feel the water,” says Hinatea Bernadino, as our outrigger canoe glides effortlessly through the glassy Tahitian lagoon. I can clearly see the bottom six feet below me and the parrotfish darting by us. “You and the canoe are one person.” In an outrigger canoe, called va’a in Tahitian,…

Eating Less Meat Means a Healthier Heart

Good News Notes: “For people at any age, eating a healthy, plant-based diet is tied to a lower risk of heart attack and heart disease, two new studies show. Both studies were published Aug. 4 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and support the heart association’s dietary guidelines. “A nutritionally rich, plant-centered diet is beneficial…

Olympian Maria Andrejczyk auctions medal for infant’s surgery

Good News Notes: “Not even two weeks since winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk put it up for auction to help save an infant’s life.  On Monday, she announced that she exceeded her fundraising goal. And she’s keeping her silver medal thanks to the donor who put her…

Missy Franklin gives birth to daughter

Good News Notes: “Missy Franklin is a mom! The five-time Olympic gold medalist and Regis Jesuit graduate, along with her husband, former University of Texas swimmer Hayes Johnson, announced the birth of their daughter on Instagram. “She’s more perfect than anything we could have ever imagined,” the post reads. “We love you so much Caitlin💕” Sarah…

Life Time to Eliminate Plastic Water Bottles by Labor Day

Good News Notes: “Life Time, the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand, announced today that it will stop selling water in plastic bottles at its 150+ athletic resorts across North America by Labor Day, cutting more than 1.6 million plastic bottles annually. The plastic bottles are being replaced by aluminum bottles with Life Time-branded natural alkaline spring water. While the vast…

Unicyclist rides through the Ozarks raising money for charity

Good News Notes: “A man unicycling his way across Route 66 stopped in the Ozarks. Peter Frank, 19, is raising money for a charity making a difference in his life. Frank has been riding a unicycle since he was 11. After a tragic accident, he was told he may never be able to ride his…

‘Weems Week’ Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Giving Back to West Memphis

Good News Notes: “It’s ‘Weems Week’ for former All-SEC Razorback Sonny Weems as he gives back to his hometown of West Memphis for the 10th straight year. Former Razorback and NBA basketball player Sonny Weems is making his way back to Arkansas after winning three championships with the Guangdong Southern Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association….