14 fact-checked things to make your pessimistic friends realize 2014 might not be a factory of awful

The always awesome John Green took a look at a bunch of fancy statistics that affect our world and decided to share with you 14 reasons why things don't suck as much as we thought they did. At 1:48, there's good news for my cancer-predisposed family. At 3:34, he makes the obvious point about good news not being the cure to all that ails us. But it's a nice start. We had our fact-checkers comb through his math, and we officially approve this message.

If you want to see John Green say more smart things, you should probably Like him on Facebook. Also you could share this if you want to give your friends a nice start to 2014. Totally your call though.

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