There's no doubt things are tough right now. The world feels scary and everything's uncertain. You're worried about your health, your loved ones, small businesses, the economy. But it's important to take a breather and remember that there's good in the world. A
lot of it.
We pulled together 10 stories—some old, some new, some uplifting, some purely escapist—to help take your mind off the virus. Pour some tea, silence your phone, and take time to revel in the good. Your mind will thank you!
1. This designer's home will remind you to relish the people around you Photography by Matthew Williams Read: Designer Jade Joyner's Home Was Made for Family Hangs 2. This story of a shelter dog and bullied teen saving each other will inspire you to practice kindness—always Photo Courtesy Gosdin Family Read: How a Shelter Dog and Bullied Teen Saved Each Other 3. This story of a couple's Airstream adventures will teach you that you don't need much to live large Photography by Chris Mottalini Read: How to Live Large in a Tiny House 4. David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris' game night tips will make your nights in so much better Danielle Levitt Read: David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris Take Game Night Seriously—and So Should You 5. This story of a kid-focused cooking school will inspire you to turn downtime into kitchen time with your little ones Photography by Jessica Antola Read: The Dynamite Shop Teaches Kids How to Cook Global Cuisine 6. This story of a bakery that hires people with criminal records will make you value second chances Clara Rice/Rubicon Bakers Read: At Rubicon Bakers, Empathy Breeds Success 7. This story of dinner at a New York firehouse will remind you to appreciate first responders Photography by Paola + Murray Read: Cooking with Fire(fighters) 8. This look back on Rachael Ray's convo with Michelle Obama during the Becoming book tour will make you laugh—and maybe cry Photography by Isaac Palmisano Read: Rachael Ray and Michelle Obama Talk Food and Family in Austin 9. This story of a Brooklyn restaurant that trains refugees to be chefs will inspire you to support those in need Photography by Brad Ogbonna Read: This Brooklyn Restaurant Is Training Refugees to be Chefs 10. These profiles of eight women redefining the food industry will empower you to make a difference in the world, too Photography by Peggy Sirota, Winnie Au, & Amanda Marsalis Read: 8 Women Who Are Taking Over the Food World