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Well, that was brutal. But believe it or not, 2020 wasn’t all bad. Halfway through this downer of a year, we published a list of 100 positive things that had happened so far , despite a raging worldwide pandemic , a country upended by a fight for racial equality , a divisive election and the loss of beloved celebrities . Sadly, the second half of the year did not provide relief. In fact, COVID-19 cases skyrocketed, forcing Americans to make tough decisions around holiday gatherings. The fight for racial equality continued. More celebrities died. It still does not feel like a moment to see the glass as half full or make lemonade out of lemons. But we tried. This is not meant to minimize the harsh reality of an incredibly difficult year. Many lost loved ones. Many are struggling. Many feel sad, scared, frustrated and broken. But while this year seemed especially hard, there were silver linings. Out of coronavirus came creativity. Out of quarantine came bonus time with family. Out of activism came changes for the better. One thing we can try to do is to remember the good. Maybe this list will help. From small acts of kindness to new albums that got us dancing, here are 100 good things that happened in 2020, compiled by USA TODAY’s Life staff, in no particular order: Vaccines! Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines​​ were approved by the FDA and are being distributed to the most vulnerable populations. Celebrities like Ian […]