Smiling is scientifically proven to improve your mood.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Restore your faith in humanity.
Megan Willett explains:
Reddit user AaronM97 was feeling really down on Sunday night, and asked the Reddit community to tell him anything that would make him "think higher of the world."
The thread is amazing:
My favorite facts verified by BI are included below.
36 years ago, at the height of the Cold War, humans launched the two voyager deep space probes. On those two probes is a golden record, which includes a visual representation of a man and woman, the location of Earth relative to several pulsars, and binary instructions for the playing of a record with human music.
At a moment when all life on Earth was almost annihilated and we were fundamentally divided, human kind sent a message in a bottle into space as a universal hello. (via Reddit user WilliamtheV)