1. There were some terrible things in the world this year, but this article from The Atlantic tells us that it wasn’t all bad. There’s less famine, disease, death, etc. overall than any other time in history. To wit:

6.7 million fewer kids under the age of five are dying each year compared to 1990.

2. 2015 was also the year gay marriage was made legal in all 50 states, which, honestly, I didn’t think I’d see for another 20 years. Plus we got hi-res pictures of Pluto for the first time. Humans are still doing good things.

3. TCM caught on to my tradition of watching the Thin Man movies on New Year’s Eve and is showing all six in a marathon tonight.