Some of the good news for 2014 brings us 26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better.

In the list:

  1. Extreme poverty has fallen
  2. Hunger is falling.
  3. Child labor is on the decline.
  4. People in developed countries have more leisure time.
  5. The share of income spent on food has plummeted.
  6. Life expectancy is increasing.

Bad news attracts our attention, good news not so much. Bad news stimulates our outrage, if not our action. How do you manage to balance you response to news both good and bad?

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