If you’re in the U.S. right now, you’re either wildly preparing for a historic snowstorm or bragging about how you’re not going to spend your weekend inside getting walloped by a historic snowstorm. Either way, here are eight actually good things that happened this week to carry you through to the weekend.
1. Baby sloths got swaddled in hand-knitted sweaters. Awww!
2. A college student used her coupon-clipping skills to donate more than $110,000 to charity. Twenty-year-old Hannah Steinberg uses her love of couponing to cheaply stock up on bulk items, and then donates extras to shelters in need.
3. Groomsmen at a couple’s wedding performed a traditional Maori Haka dance that moved the bride to tears. The traditional dance is done to mark important occasions and show respect.
4. Ten major companies pledged to commit to hiring more women. AccorHotels, Barclays, Koc Holding, McKinsey & Company, PwC, Schneider Electric, Tupperware Brands, Twitter, Unilever, and Vodafone all set specific goals to improve their diversity.
5. An owl took shelter from the rain under a mushroom. Okay, that’s pretty freakin’ cute.
6. Eleven-year-old Marley Dias started her own book drive for books that feature black girls as the main character. And she’s already collected 400 different books.
7. The Buffalo Bills hired the NFL’s first full-time female assistant coach. Now let’s see if we can get like 100 more.
8. Three Siberian huskies adopted a cat best friend. Can’t even tell which one’s the cat.