Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web

By Tami Fertig February 20, 2014 Categories: Good News

A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.

dark chocolate

A new study finds that dark chocolate relieves stress. (But you kind of already knew that, right?) It’s also loaded with antioxidants, so go ahead and make one of these feel-good dark chocolate recipes[Mother Nature Network]

Research has linked consuming sugary drinks to diabetes, tooth decay, and obesity, so we’re pretty sweet on this new bill proposed in California: soda sold in the state would require health warning labels like the ones on cigarettes. [L.A. Times]

The James Beard Foundation announces 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists, giving nods to a few veg superstars: Kate Jacoby and Rich Landau (of Philadelphia’s Vedge) and Amanda Cohen (of NYC’s Dirt Candy). Congrats, guys! [James Beard Foundation]

A new Web site that fights wildlife crime? Yup, WildLeaks.org lets you anonymously report poaching, trafficking, and other illegal acts that endanger wild animals. [Huffington Post]

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