The GOOD Global Exchange 2013 Highlight Video

Following the success of the first annual Neighborday back in April, GOOD created the Global Neighborhood Challenge to identify and convene some of the most effective community-level innovators from around the globe.

Five impressive candidates—Regina Agyare (Ghana), Bruce Good (South Africa), María Morfín (Mexico), Kurt Shaw (Brazil), Coralie Winn (New Zealand)—were invited to come collaborate in Los Angeles as GOOD Exchange Fellows. 

The Fellows shared ideas with one another and like-minded people and organizations based here in Los Angeles. The Exchange culminated with a unique event in a pop-up space in DTLA where the Fellows presented what they learned over the course of the week, and guests from the GOOD community celebrated together.

A byproduct of the Fellowship was the launch of the The GOOD Pioneers of Health: Africa Edition Challenge. In partnership with one of the fellows, Bruce Good from Name Your Hood, we’re searching for the most creative and innovative leaders in health work across the continent of Africa.

Read more about the GOOD Exchange fellows and check out these albums for photos from the week: GOOD Exchange 2013 and GOOD Exchange 2013: The Celebration

A collaboration between GOOD + Naveen Chaubal

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Good news, everyone! NASA is up & running!

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Good news, everyone! NASA is up & running!

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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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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.

Continue to glaad.org

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

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.

Continue reading on good.is

Written by GOOD Community member Annie Wu in BusinessCreativity and Social Design

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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

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.

Continue to zmescience.com

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

What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works

Bradbury, Eames, Angelou, Gladwell, Einstein, Byrne, Duchamp, Close, Sendak, and more.

Continue to brainpickings.org

Shared by GOOD Community member Andrea Margutti in Creativity, Culture and Psychology

This Disaster Housing Can Be Built in 5 Hours

A Dutch designer created this Lego-like emergency house, which is laser-cut on a CNC machine and then can snap together in as little as five hours. The house was made for Haiti, and includes a roof that can collect rainwater and filter it for clean drinking water.
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Shared by GOOD Community member Adele Peters in Design, Architecture and Environment

This Disaster Housing Can Be Built in 5 Hours

A Dutch designer created this Lego-like emergency house, which is laser-cut on a CNC machine and then can snap together in as little as five hours. The house was made for Haiti, and includes a roof that can collect rainwater and filter it for clean drinking water.

Continue to popupcity.net

Shared by GOOD Community member Adele Peters in Design, Architecture and Environment

David Byrne On Creativity, the 1%, and What Makes a Great City

Really great insights by David Byrne here, who laments the current state of New York City. “The city is a body and a mind—a physical structure as well as a repository of ideas and information. Knowledge and creativity are resources. If the physical (and financial) parts are functional, then the flow of ideas, creativity and information are facilitated. The city is a fountain that never stops: it generates its energy from the human interactions that take place in it….” Worth reading the rest.
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Shared by GOOD Community member, Stef McDonald in Cities, Economy and Urban Living.

David Byrne On Creativity, the 1%, and What Makes a Great City

Really great insights by David Byrne here, who laments the current state of New York City. “The city is a body and a mind—a physical structure as well as a repository of ideas and information. Knowledge and creativity are resources. If the physical (and financial) parts are functional, then the flow of ideas, creativity and information are facilitated. The city is a fountain that never stops: it generates its energy from the human interactions that take place in it….” Worth reading the rest.

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Shared by GOOD Community memberStef McDonald in CitiesEconomy and Urban Living.

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Embracing Your #AwkwardYears with @merileeloo

To view more of Merilee’s photos and submit your own, check out the #awkwardyearsproject hashtag. You can also email submissions to her at awkwardyearsproject@yahoo.com.

October is Bullying Prevention Month. To mark the occasion, we’re sharing the story of one Instagrammer who came up with a creative approach to reflect on her own childhood experiences and help today’s kids feel better about themselves.

When a friend asked Merilee Allred (@merileeloo) to see her old, awkward photos, she didn’t suspect it would kickstart an entire photo series and a blog. “I had a hard time wanting to show any of them to her because I was embarrassed of those pictures and my past,” Merilee says. “But then it sparked this idea to hold up my younger picture in portraits as a before-and-after. I realized I wanted to start a project that highlights our awkward years. Since I was teased and bullied, I thought it would be a good idea to raise awareness with it, and, maybe, hopefully help kids currently going through struggles, to let them know that life does get better.”

Enter the #awkwardyearsproject series on Instagram. “When I first started, I asked my friends and family to participate,” she explains. The project started on Instagram, but has since expanded to other platforms. “I only post the portraits I take on Instagram, but on my blog, Facebook and Twitter, I feature my portraits alongside guest submissions.”

Want to learn more about what you can do to combat bullying? Check out the following anti-bullying organizations on Instagram:

To see what we’re doing to fight bullying and harassment on Instagram, check out our Bullying Prevention Resources in the Instagram Help Center.

Disney World Promoting Part-Timers So They Can Get Insurance

"The happiest place on earth" just got a little happier for part-time employees at Disney World being offered full-time employment so they can be eligible for health insurance under Obamacare. Reports say more companies are taking the same approach despite claims being made by Obamacare critics. A recent survey done by Duke University says "American companies actually intend to increase their number of full-time employees."

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Shared by GOOD’s Health Community Manager Jackie Ramirez in Health, Business and Obamacare

Disney World Promoting Part-Timers So They Can Get Insurance

"The happiest place on earth" just got a little happier for part-time employees at Disney World being offered full-time employment so they can be eligible for health insurance under Obamacare. Reports say more companies are taking the same approach despite claims being made by Obamacare critics. A recent survey done by Duke University says "American companies actually intend to increase their number of full-time employees."

Continue to thinkprogress.org

Shared by GOOD’s Health Community Manager Jackie Ramirez in Health, Business and Obamacare

Let’s Fix It: Fall 2013, GOOD Magazine’s (Re)design Issue- Joshua Neuman wrote in Design, Good Magazine and Subscribe

The (Re)design Issue tells a DIO (do-it-ourselves) design story that not only chronicles the ways in which design thinking is being deployed all over the world, but also calls you, the GOOD community, to take part in its deployment. 
That DIO story is a thread that winds itself throughout the issue. It runs through Chelsea Roff’s story about how you can redesign your well-being; it runs through our roundtable with GOOD’s first-ever Global Exchange Fellows who are redesigning the way we think about neighborhoods; you hear it in Ralph Nader’s recollections of the doomed Chevy Corvair on its 50th anniversary; you see it in Bethlehem Shoals’ essay on the championship legacy of the NBA coaching collaboration of Phil Jackson and Tex Winter, who effectively redesigned teamwork; and we hope you will take part in it as you explore our 14-page feature on half-baked solutions. 

For the designers among you, we expect you’ll notice the (Re)design Issue pushing against the boundaries of what constitutes a “design problem.” Our hope is that all of you begin thinking a little bit more like designers. We think our planet needs it.

Subscribe to GOOD Magazine here!

Let’s Fix It: Fall 2013, GOOD Magazine’s (Re)design Issue
Joshua Neuman wrote in Design, Good Magazine and Subscribe

The (Re)design Issue tells a DIO (do-it-ourselves) design story that not only chronicles the ways in which design thinking is being deployed all over the world, but also calls you, the GOOD community, to take part in its deployment. 

That DIO story is a thread that winds itself throughout the issue. It runs through Chelsea Roff’s story about how you can redesign your well-being; it runs through our roundtable with GOOD’s first-ever Global Exchange Fellows who are redesigning the way we think about neighborhoods; you hear it in Ralph Nader’s recollections of the doomed Chevy Corvair on its 50th anniversary; you see it in Bethlehem Shoals’ essay on the championship legacy of the NBA coaching collaboration of Phil Jackson and Tex Winter, who effectively redesigned teamwork; and we hope you will take part in it as you explore our 14-page feature on half-baked solutions. 

For the designers among you, we expect you’ll notice the (Re)design Issue pushing against the boundaries of what constitutes a “design problem.” Our hope is that all of you begin thinking a little bit more like designers. We think our planet needs it.

Subscribe to GOOD Magazine here!

Why We’re Building a Creative Tool Lending Library

It’s exciting to provide tools to share with New Yorkers who have limited funds for things they won’t use everyday or limited space to keep them in their apartments. As important as it is to fund the actual tools, however, the tools themselves are not the reason we’re opening the library. We believe that sharing resources is an important part of knitting people together—it’s an invitation to think about a different way of working together.

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Posted by GOOD Community member Rena Tom in New York City, Tool Libraries and Coworking

Help fund 10 scar-coverage tattoos for 10 breast cancer survivors

Announcing the first annual P.INK Day. We’re connecting 10 renowned tattoo artists with 10 breast cancer survivors to adorn their mastectomy scars. Donate now and come back October 21st for real time updates and help us spread the word.

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Shared  by GOOD Community member Jeremey Horan in Breast Cancer Awareness, Art and Tattoos

Help fund 10 scar-coverage tattoos for 10 breast cancer survivors

Announcing the first annual P.INK Day. We’re connecting 10 renowned tattoo artists with 10 breast cancer survivors to adorn their mastectomy scars. Donate now and come back October 21st for real time updates and help us spread the word.

Continue to indiegogo.com

Shared  by GOOD Community member Jeremey Horan in Breast Cancer Awareness, Art and Tattoos

How A Government Shutdown Impacts You

GOOD member MakinSense Babe shares in Politics, Health and Environment.

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How a shutdown impacts your life……
Don’t worry, the U.S. military will continue to operate.

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The Department of education will get sent home but your friends who are teachers still have to go to work. 

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Hundreds of national parks will close.

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Air traffic control stays open. 

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U.S. Postal Service stays open.

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And the DMV closes (maybe). 

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Missed why the government shut down? Click here —-> Here’s a quick explainer