Happy Birthday To Us! We’ve Turned One!

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Happy Birthday To Us! We’ve Turned One!

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We’ve reached the important milestone of one year, and we did it in spite of lockdowns and restrictions and quarantines, so it’s a big reason to celebrate our accomplishments!

Our one-year anniversary is more than just a celebration. It’s a chance for us to establish our vision for the next year, engage our audience, thank our incredible team, and find new ways to grow over the many years to come.

A lot of people, from business advisors to complete strangers, like to call us a start up. They also like to focus on all sorts of negative facts about start-ups — like how many of them fail in the first year. Well, we haven’t failed, and more than that, we’re going from strength to strength because we’re not just a start-up. We’re a community.

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But let’s rewind to a year ago: why was Happy Ali created?

Happy Ali wasn’t launched because of COVID-19 but the pandemic has definitely shown us that we need to stop feeding on the bad. Founder and CEO Arthur Koeman envisioned a global news website dedicated to the power of positive news, as an antidote to the storm of negativity thrust on us daily by mainstream media. To achieve this, he brought together a stellar team of internationally acclaimed editors, writers, journalists and photographers whose aim was to fill Happy Ali’s readers with joy!

Arthur Koeman
Happy Ali’s visionary Founder & CEO Arthur Koeman

Positive news works as a medicine for a healthier mind and body. I was inspired to create Happy Ali for everyone who is distressed by the daily serving of disheartening news – we need the good news to outweigh the bad.” 

Arthur Koeman, Founder & CEO

People everywhere are frustrated with the same old endless circle of bad news. And it’s a proven fact that negative news is mentally and emotionally draining. We wanted to put an end to the “if it bleeds it leads” classic definition of mainstream media around the world.

We believe that humanity deserves the real news, not just an endless parade of deaths and scandals.

We demolish the lie that good news is not news

We disown the “outliers only” media model.

And we eschew anger-creation as the way to get clicks.

However, we’re fighting against the belief that news without the negative spin, without bias, without cultivating outrage is not news. The biggest challenge is getting people to understand that the world is filled with good news, with positive news, with uplifting news — and they can read it all on Happy Ali every single day!

Happy Ali’s sections range from news, features, science, environment, wellness, lifestyle, food and travel, and more — so our readers can connect with topics that they love and interact with a like-minded community on digital and social platforms. And they’re all written by established and experienced editorial teams across the globe who provide quality independent journalism with a focus on inspiring and life-affirming news and features.

That doesn’t mean we deny the fact that bad things happen. Of course they do. But traditional media’s focus on negative news and outliers means that a really important message is being missed: humanity rocks!

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That’s one of the most important messages there is, and it’s not right that it so rarely gets heard. We aim to go a little way towards fixing that.

People don’t want to wake up to yet more bad news. They want to start their day with a smile! They want their morning to feel great. And that’s why they read Happy Ali first thing every day. We know many people think like we do. And that’s our community right there.

More than ever, the world needs happy news — and we’re providing it! If you like what we’re doing, please subscribe and share our site on your social media feeds.

And so here’s a big Happy Birthday to Happy Ali!

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