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It’s seductive. Jagged, vertiginous peaks nestle arced beaches that wash up at the feet of bronzed deities. Electric percussion vibrates the balmy night air, rippling in your cachaça, lime, and sugar cocktail. I couldn’t help but be mesmerized when I first visited Rio de Janeiro. No city landscape is so dramatic, no culture so effervescent…
Read the full article Conscious Traveling: Connecting Tourists to the True Culture of Rio Slums here on good.is
Posted by GOOD community member, Elliot Rosenberg.

It’s seductive. Jagged, vertiginous peaks nestle arced beaches that wash up at the feet of bronzed deities. Electric percussion vibrates the balmy night air, rippling in your cachaça, lime, and sugar cocktail. I couldn’t help but be mesmerized when I first visited Rio de Janeiro. No city landscape is so dramatic, no culture so effervescent…

Read the full article Conscious Traveling: Connecting Tourists to the True Culture of Rio Slums here on good.is

Posted by GOOD community member, Elliot Rosenberg.

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 

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

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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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

Write Down 3 Things That Make You Smile Each Day 
Each night, write down 3 things that had a positive impact on your day. Whether it be something huge, like completing your first 5k or receiving news of a friend getting engaged, or something small, like the rollerblading ride you shared with a friend or being woken up by your dog, this daily routine will help you focus on the good things in life, appreciate each day as it’s own, and be present.
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Write Down 3 Things That Make You Smile Each Day

Each night, write down 3 things that had a positive impact on your day. Whether it be something huge, like completing your first 5k or receiving news of a friend getting engaged, or something small, like the rollerblading ride you shared with a friend or being woken up by your dog, this daily routine will help you focus on the good things in life, appreciate each day as it’s own, and be present.

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We Should All Listen to Louis C.K.’s Advice on Using Smart Phones and ‘Being a Person’
Stef McDonald posted in Technology, Culture and Health

On “Conan,” Louis C.K. offered a perspective on our culture’s use of smart phones that gets to the heart of the matter. He starts with how he won’t allow his kids to have mobile phones, then launches into a moving and hilarious explanation of why that includes insights into cyber-bullying, texting and driving, emotional health, and “being a person.” (Oh, and the amazingness of Bruce Springsteen.) Best advice: “you need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something.”

Help Us Assemble the GOOD City Index- Rosie Spinks and Jessica De Jesus contributed in Culture, News and Art

What makes a city? How does it move, motivate, inspire, and engage the people that live in it? How does it bring them together to do good work and make change? And how does it welcome its visitors to plug into what’s local and worthwhile. GOOD wants to know.
A bevy of measures and indicators have arisen over the past half decade to measure more than a regions’ industry and output or its population and budget. The Social Progress Index, Genuine Progress Index, and Well Being Strategy are good examples of the trend at at both the national and regional level. But we want want to make our own: the GOOD City Index.

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Help Us Assemble the GOOD City Index
Rosie Spinks and Jessica De Jesus contributed in Culture, News and Art

What makes a city? How does it move, motivate, inspire, and engage the people that live in it? How does it bring them together to do good work and make change? And how does it welcome its visitors to plug into what’s local and worthwhile. GOOD wants to know.

A bevy of measures and indicators have arisen over the past half decade to measure more than a regions’ industry and output or its population and budget. The Social Progress Index, Genuine Progress Index, and Well Being Strategy are good examples of the trend at at both the national and regional level. But we want want to make our own: the GOOD City Index.

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Hey guys! One of our community members has this great project. Donate a dollar or two and the happiest person you know can become a part of his documentary!!
Who’s the Happiest Person You Know?- Nicholas Kraft wrote in Health, Culture and News

As you enter through the front door of Kraftland, a seemingly quiet single-family home in the hills of Encino, California, you are greeted by a life-sized Bob’s Big Boy statue—the kind Dr. Evil  used as a cryogenic freeze chamber in the Austin Powers films. Above him, suspended from the ceiling, is the original bike from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, though it’s easy to miss this holy grail of movie memorabilia because hanging from the ceiling in the adjacent room is an 800 pound plastic elephant—more specifically, a Dumbo ride vehicle from the Disneyland attraction of the same name. Kraftland is a museum of 60s pop culture, a favorite spot of Hollywood parties, and the home in which I spent half my childhood.

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This project is part of GOOD’s series Push for Good—our guide to crowdfunding creative progress.

Hey guys! One of our community members has this great project. Donate a dollar or two and the happiest person you know can become a part of his documentary!!

Who’s the Happiest Person You Know?
Nicholas Kraft wrote in Health, Culture and News

As you enter through the front door of Kraftland, a seemingly quiet single-family home in the hills of Encino, California, you are greeted by a life-sized Bob’s Big Boy statue—the kind Dr. Evil  used as a cryogenic freeze chamber in the Austin Powers films. Above him, suspended from the ceiling, is the original bike from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, though it’s easy to miss this holy grail of movie memorabilia because hanging from the ceiling in the adjacent room is an 800 pound plastic elephant—more specifically, a Dumbo ride vehicle from the Disneyland attraction of the same name. Kraftland is a museum of 60s pop culture, a favorite spot of Hollywood parties, and the home in which I spent half my childhood.

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This project is part of GOOD’s series Push for Good—our guide to crowdfunding creative progress.

Push for Good: This Week’s Guide to Crowdsourcing Creative Progress- Alessandra Rizzotti wrote in Culture, News and Creativity
With our Push for Good series, we have identified crowdfunding opportunities for the GOOD community to get behind. Now we are also shining a light on crowd-doing opportunities—so you can join others in working towards the greater good with actions as well as donations. Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite projects from the crowdsourced world.
CROWDSOURCED:
Crowdsourced PositivityWrite Seven Letters to the Homeless in Seven Days
Crowdsourced RewriteChange This Outdated “Rules of Conduct for Women” List
Crowdsourced ResearchBecome a Citizen Scientist: Measure Local Water Levels
Crowdsourced ActivityPledge to Get Offline This Weekend
CROWDFUND:
(Less Than a Day To Go) A Book About Quarterlife Breakthroughs, Not Crises
(Two Days to Go and Not Close) A Raw Food Snack Kitchen
(14 Days to Go and Not Close) Demystifying Mental Illness in Indonesia with Photography
(18 Days to Go and a Quarter of the Way There) A Film About the Happiest People in America
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Push for Good: This Week’s Guide to Crowdsourcing Creative Progress
Alessandra Rizzotti wrote in Culture, News and Creativity

With our Push for Good series, we have identified crowdfunding opportunities for the GOOD community to get behind. Now we are also shining a light on crowd-doing opportunities—so you can join others in working towards the greater good with actions as well as donations. Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite projects from the crowdsourced world.

CROWDSOURCED:

CROWDFUND:

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Infographic: Your Pre-Ride Bicycle Checklist- Aaron Kuehn contributed in Culture, Transportation and Infographic
This infographic is a collaboration between GOOD and Aaron Kuehn (@AaronKuehn)
Do you know how to prep your bike for a ride? Whether you’re a bike newbie and prefer to loop around the park or a longtime enthusiast who bikes across the city, it’s important that your bike’s parts function properly so that you stay safe and make the most of your ride. Here’s a pre-ride checklist to get you started on the right track. Once you’re set up, you may be inspired to get around by bike more often. Make sure you’re always prepared by downloading your own copy of the Pre-Ride Bicycle Checklist infographic here.

Join us for our Fix Your Street Challenge on the last Saturday of May. Click here to say you’ll Do It and be sure to share stories of transportation innovation all month.
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Infographic: Your Pre-Ride Bicycle Checklist
Aaron Kuehn contributed in Culture, Transportation and Infographic

This infographic is a collaboration between GOOD and Aaron Kuehn (@AaronKuehn)

Do you know how to prep your bike for a ride? Whether you’re a bike newbie and prefer to loop around the park or a longtime enthusiast who bikes across the city, it’s important that your bike’s parts function properly so that you stay safe and make the most of your ride. Here’s a pre-ride checklist to get you started on the right track. Once you’re set up, you may be inspired to get around by bike more often. Make sure you’re always prepared by downloading your own copy of the Pre-Ride Bicycle Checklist infographic here.

Join us for our Fix Your Street Challenge on the last Saturday of May. Click here to say you’ll Do It and be sure to share stories of transportation innovation all month.

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Neighborday Recap: The 10 Best Things That Happened This April 27th
Hannah Wasserman wrote in Culture, News and Communities

This past Saturday, April 27th, marked the first annual Neighborday. In 22 countries around the world, thousands of people reached over their fences and got to know their neighbors. Like many of you who hosted Neighbordays, we found out that the community really wanted and needed this excuse to get together. We were floored by the enthusiasm, creativity, and doing we saw from the GOOD community. Thank you all so much for your participation. You truly made Neighborday a success!

Here at GOOD HQ we do a lot of top 10 lists, so I’ve crafted an initial top 10 best things that happened on Neighborday 2013. These are in no particular order and I am still getting in a bunch of pictures and stories, so don’t be surprised if this becomes a top 100 list by the end of the week. Have your own top moments? Share them in the comments and/or send to neighborday@goodinc.com

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10 Days Till Neighborday: How Are You Celebrating?- GOOD HQ in Culture, News and Cities
On April 27, GOOD community members everywhere (in 34 states and 12 countries so far, but our list is growing!) will be celebrating Neighborday. From potlucks to street clean-ups, people have inspiring plans to be social the old-fashioned way—spending quality face-to-face time with the friends and neighbors in their communities.  
Will you join us? With only 10 days left, we’re hoping you’ll sign up and create your own Neighborday with our toolkit. It’s easy—check out the map above to see where people all over the country are celebrating and read on for inspiration to create your own.
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10 Days Till Neighborday: How Are You Celebrating?
GOOD HQ in Culture, News and Cities

On April 27, GOOD community members everywhere (in 34 states and 12 countries so far, but our list is growing!) will be celebrating Neighborday. From potlucks to street clean-ups, people have inspiring plans to be social the old-fashioned way—spending quality face-to-face time with the friends and neighbors in their communities.  

Will you join us? With only 10 days left, we’re hoping you’ll sign up and create your own Neighborday with our toolkit. It’s easy—check out the map above to see where people all over the country are celebrating and read on for inspiration to create your own.

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Illustration by Tyler Hoehne

Your Neighborday Toolkit is Here
GOOD HQ wrote in Neighboring, Neighborday and Culture

Introducing a holiday to people you barely know is easier said than done. Regardless of what you think of the people living in your neighborhood, we hope you can find something useful among these following resources that will add value to your Neighborday participation.

What type of Neighbor are you?

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Infographic: Do You Know Your Neighbor?- GOOD HQ and Oliver Munday contributed in Culture, America and News
Being neighborly isn’t just giving a smile and nod to your neighbors when you see them on the street. It’s a way of life—a way to build a real social network that can connect you to hyper-local current events, political action, and groups you can join to make your community a better place to live and work. What are ways we can improve how we engage with our communities?

Infographic: Do You Know Your Neighbor?
GOOD HQ and Oliver Munday contributed iCultureAmerica and News

Being neighborly isn’t just giving a smile and nod to your neighbors when you see them on the street. It’s a way of life—a way to build a real social network that can connect you to hyper-local current events, political action, and groups you can join to make your community a better place to live and work. What are ways we can improve how we engage with our communities?

Push for Good: This Week’s Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress- Alessandra Rizzotti wrote in Technology, Design and Culture
Innovation makes the world go around, so why not crowdfund it? The best thinkers and ideamakers are the those who can make collective progress, so if we support their causes, projects, and ideas, we can be a part of bettering the future of our planet.
Maybe you don’t know what causes you care about yet, or maybe you’re still searching. Consider this a guide of the goodness you can get behind. Take a look at GOOD’s curated Kickstarter page, which we’ll be updating regularly, and check back every Saturday for a round up of our favorite projects from the crowdfunding world.
08 Days to Go: Bring Technology Into Andrew Jackson High School
08 Days to Go: Paine’s Skatepark
15 Days to Go: Hoophouse for City Schoolyard Garden
22 Days to Go: Honeybee Mobile Farmer’s Market
23 Days to Go: TrafficCom
Here’s a success story that wouldn’t hurt to add a little crowdfunding to:
09 Days to Go: Visualizing Pi: Mural with Math Students
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Push for Good: This Week’s Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress
Alessandra Rizzotti wrote in Technology, Design and Culture

Innovation makes the world go around, so why not crowdfund it? The best thinkers and ideamakers are the those who can make collective progress, so if we support their causes, projects, and ideas, we can be a part of bettering the future of our planet.

Maybe you don’t know what causes you care about yet, or maybe you’re still searching. Consider this a guide of the goodness you can get behind. Take a look at GOOD’s curated Kickstarter page, which we’ll be updating regularly, and check back every Saturday for a round up of our favorite projects from the crowdfunding world.

Here’s a success story that wouldn’t hurt to add a little crowdfunding to:

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