16 Good Things That Happened In 2016 (It’s Not All Bad!)

2016 hasn’t been an easy year by any means. From the refugee crisis at its peak to major political elections, the loss of cultural icons and more, the year was fraught with tension and marked with tragedy. Yet, it’s important to look back at the gems that weree collected along the way, because there are always things to be thankful for, no matter how big or small.

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From environmental breakthroughs to cultural high points to unsung everyday heroes, 2016 had a lot of good to offer too. Here are just 16 of them: