Celebrating Nelson Mandela: Master of South Africa’s Fate
My first image of Nelson Mandela took the shape of an illegal portrait, spray-painted on a concrete wall surrounding a rugby field in George, South Africa.
The year was 1984, I was eight years old and South Africa was the pariah of the world. State President PW Botha was a year away from delivering the infamous “Rubicon” address, and Nelson Mandela faced another six years as prisoner of the South African government…
It’s quite extraordinary to reflect on that moment now, as the South Africa that I was born in has changed beyond recognition…
…Madiba, as he if affectionately known, has been an absolute inspiration to all South Africans. From the moment of his release, he demonstrated no obvious bitterness and has shown a willingness to forgive that is simply extraordinary. He undoubtedly helped to defuse or avert a civil war and channeled his energies towards reconciliation and building a better future for the country of his birth. South Africa now boasts arguably the most liberal and forward-thinking constitution on the planet. This is largely thanks to Madiba.
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GOOD community member, Bruce Good, wrote in Global Development and Global Citizenship
Infographic: The Rise of Millennials Living at Home
A recent Pew Research analysis found that 21.6 million America’s young people—that’s 36 percent of Millennials (loosely categorized as those between the ages of 18 to 31)—live with their parents at home. With the highest percentage in at least four decades, the study attributed the rise to three major factors: declining employment, rising college enrollment, and declines in marriage rate. Click above to see how the changing trends in our society and economy are changing opportunities for Millennials.
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GOOD Community members Elisa Huang and Tyler Hoehne contributed in Culture, Living and Economy
Interactive Infographic: 11 Controversial Health Innovations (That We’re Still Talking About)
From pasteurization to deet, the world has seen many health innovations that have inarguably saved lives, reduced illness, and prevented severe outbreaks. Yet whether due to unforeseen consequences, changing moral or cultural attitudes, or environmental concerns, many of these innovations have become sources of controversy and debate today.
Back in September, we launched the GOOD Pioneers of Health Challenge in search of the most creative and innovative leaders in health work across the African continent. The response we got was amazing—and diverse. Health innovation continues to highlight radical people with radical solutions to major global issues.
This is a short list of some of the issues we’ve found ourselves talking about with friends, family, and colleagues. We know there are dozens more that we could include. So tell us: What health innovations are you talking about?
GOOD Community members Jessica Rivera and Tyler Hoehne contributed in Health, Environment and Infographics
Use GOOD Spots to Find and Share the Best Small Businesses
We’re excited to announce the launch of GOOD Spots, an interactive map for the GOOD community to share and find the best small companies. So whether you want to try a new coffee shop, or have one you think is worth raving about, we want you to join us in celebrating local businesses. It’s easy to search and share by location, category and name to find and spread the word about small businesses in your area—or even the next place you plan to visit.
Join us on GOOD Spots and help us find and support the small businesses that everyone should know about.
Posted by GOOD Community member Emily Howard in Business, Community and Infographics
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GOOD HQ is going purple for Spirit Day!
Millions wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
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Why Designers Need to Share What We Do
Designers: in order to show non-designers the real value we can contribute, advocate for our profession in a rapidly developing and changing world, and help build a better world in which more people are creative problem solvers…
- We have to articulate our profession in non-design terminology.
We have to be able to teach our profession to others.
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Written by GOOD Community member Annie Wu in Business, Creativity and Social Design
Historical Photos of Early Bookmobiles
Gamers Take 3 Weeks to Solve HIV Puzzle That Has Eluded Scientists for 10 Years
Scientists from Washington University have been struggling for the past decade to decipher the complex structure of a enzyme that exhibits AIDS-like behavior, and which might hold a critical role in building a cure for the disease. Gamers playing spatial game Foldit have managed to collectively determine the enzyme’s structure in ten days.
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Shared by GOOD Community member Maria Redin in Health, Technology and Science
What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works
Bradbury, Eames, Angelou, Gladwell, Einstein, Byrne, Duchamp, Close, Sendak, and more.
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Shared by GOOD Community member Andrea Margutti in Creativity, Culture and Psychology