C'mon now guys, it would take very little extra effort to report on a few happy stories too. Here's one to get you started; IRAQ: Continuing violence boosts funeral industry in Baghdad. See - industry is booming in Baghdad. And in that same story we see that people there are adapting to events around them in ways that, if not positive, at least show the normalcy of the local fashion scene;
"Since mid-2005 textile merchant Abdul-Sahib Mukhtar Ni'ma has stopped importing brightly coloured items and instead has specialised in selling black cloth in Baghdad's markets.
"Most people these days are asking for black cloth to wear or use for banners to announce deaths," Ni'ma said.