Feel Good Friday

At long last, Alex Jones has earned himself a permanent ban from Twitter. (Now that he’s gone, Twitter has finally become a welcoming forum for pleasant exchanges…)

+ If you missed it earlier in the week… “If you would have told me to pick who my father was, there’s no way I would have picked him because I might have thought I wasn’t worthy for him to be my father. I felt like my blessings came full circle because I’d always wanted to be somebody like him.” ESPN: Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough went searching for his biological parents. He found them where he never would have expected: Runs in the Family.

+ US adds more jobs than forecast in August as wage growth surges. And it turns out that raising the minumum wage has exactly the positive impacts you’d expect (and almost none of the bad ones that opponents warn us about).

+ California just became the first state to ban beauty products tested on animals.

+ WaPo: She made the discovery, but a man got the Nobel. A half-century later, she’s won a $3 million prize.

+ NYT: 40 Years Later, She Found Her Son’s Baseball Mitt at a Thrift Store 1,000 Miles Away

+ Some really good domino chain reactions.

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