The #GoodNewsEcho: Week of April 20th

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1. From a phone booth made for testing to a coding boot camp, TechCrunch has compiled a brief roundup of tech for good during the time of COVID-19.

2. With Italy on lockdown, this pair found a way to play tennis by volleying back and forth between their respective rooftop terraces.

3. These days, many are trying their hand at baking for the first time. Thrillist has a thread of some of the worst baking blunders, prompted by one baker's brutally honest banana bread confession.

4. Folks are transforming Little Free Libraries into “sharing boxes” filled with toilet paper, food and other essentials in their neighborhoods.

5. In addition to offering stylish, easy-to-install furniture, IKEA is famous for their tasty Swedish meatballs. And, lucky for us, they've created an easy-to-follow recipe for making them at home.

6. Starting next week, former First Lady Michelle Obama will be hosting virtual read-alongs live every Monday at noon ET on PBS.

7. Earth Day Live, a three-day live stream, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the holiday through messages of hope, optimism and action.

8. In honor of #EarthDay, NatGeo@home is hosting “neighborhood safaris” where kids and families across the globe can share their safari art using the hashtag #NatGeoEarthDayAtHome.

9. Under quarantine, finding the right conversation starter for your Zoom happy hour or conference call can be tricky. Luckily, the New Yorker has compiled a handy cheat sheet.

10. With the Kentucky Derby postponed until September, the legendary horse race has recently announced a #KyDerbyAtHome party on May 2nd to help folks celebrate in quarantine and raise money for those affected by COVID-19.

11. Check out these tips and tricks for hosting a successful Zoom happy hour courtesy of Digital Trends.

12. One good outcome of quarantine? These baby leatherback sea turtles are thriving across the globe following orders for people to refrain from beachgoing.

13. This inspirational video from Ireland emphasizes the importance of staying home and brighter days ahead.

14. We didn’t have time to visit the “Degas at the Opera” exhibit at the National Gallery of Art before the shutdown, but the museum just opened a 360-degree virtual tour of the paintings for those who’d like to leave reality behind for a bit.

15. It’s been 220 years since the Library of Congress was established, and to celebrate its birthday, the LOC released a new mobile app featuring its digital collections.

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