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"If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good." - Dr. Seuss

"If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good." - Dr. Seuss

GOOD Magazine Issue 031: Human PossibilityThe Making of a Magazine, The Re-imagining and Re-building of Cities
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Cover illustration by Ping Zhu

GOOD Magazine Issue 031: Human Possibility
The Making of a Magazine, The Re-imagining and Re-building of Cities

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Cover illustration by Ping Zhu

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
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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

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It’s Not Rocket Science: Students Need Clean Drinking Water

Studies have shown more than 40 percent of children and adolescents are drinking at least one sugar-sweetened beverage per day.  With increasingly high rates of childhood obesity in the U.S., experts are pointing to sugary beverages as the primary driver. So, it’s no wonder the rocket scientist in the video above feels compelled to invent a portable filtration system to put in children’s lunch bags as a safe alternative to soda.

Health happens in schools through a number of ways and it doesn’t take rocket science to find simple, creative solutions to improve the health of our schools

Together we can start with a simple task like making water more available in schools

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GOOD Community member Jackie Ramirez wrote in Health, Culture and Education 

Our Friends At AbleMade Create Exclusive Products Made To Fund Social Impact Projects

Collaboration = power. We’re asking you to collaborate with us and help fund Able Made’s first 2014 collection in time for Valentines Day. Each piece in the line will fund a specific social impact project. Our beautifully designed, exclusive products are made by amazing designers and brands, and fund charitable projects around the globe. 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to produce Able Made’s upcoming 2014 collection and help promote it through spring. Become an Able Made Producer and get amazing perks for contributing!

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GOOD Community member Suzanne McKenzie wrote in Giving Tuesday and Fashion

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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 BusinessCreativity and Social Design

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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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

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

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.

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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.

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."

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