Our Top Six Play-Themed Infographics
This month on good.is, we are focusing on the topic of play. From vacations to fantasy sports, our archive of GOOD infographics explores how play can fit into our lives. Check out the above infographic by Michael Newhouse to see when your next day off is so you can devote a day to play.
How Work Meets Play
Life and work are blending and complementing each other and technology is helping that along. Work is no longer relegated to one place; the office has gone mobile, making distance no factor in accomplishing tasks. Work is becoming flexible and habits are changing. Americans multitask as time is carved out for both work and play. Take a look to see how Americans are spending their vacation time and staying connected across the globe.
Produced by GOOD and Jenny Ji with the support of Marriott Hotels & Resorts®
The Rise of Foot Powered Commutes
It's sunny out, and you may be seeing more people out on the street walking and biking. But it's not just because the weather is nice. There are more people walking and biking year round, and the Department of Transportation is responding by dramatically increasing the amount of money spent on projects for pedestrians and cyclists. This is a look at the rise of foot-powered travel in America.
A collaboration between GOOD and Part & Parcel.
What Colleges Offer the Most Space to Roam?
When students choose a college, they usually consider class sizes or the school's ratio of students to faculty. We thought we'd examine something a little different, by looking at the top 10 campuses that offer the most in the way of open air space. While there is much to be said of class time, these schools have at their disposal the most acreage in terms of freedom to explore, spread out, and possibly even get a little lost along the way.
A collaboration with Design Language
How Fantasy Sports Play a Role in Our Economy
A collaboration between GOOD and Column Five
By every metric imaginable, fantasy sports are growing fast. Take a look at how your 20-buck-a-head league fits into a $4.5 billion worldwide economy.
What Countries Offer the Most Vacation Days?
Did you take a vacation this summer? If you did, it was because your company generously allowed you a few paid vacation days. Unlike businesses in these other countries, U.S. companies are not required to give employees time off. Despite working some of the longest hours in the world, we take very little vacation. No wonder you're feeling burnt out and need to take a play break.
A collaboration between GOOD and Amanda Buck
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Syrian Refugee Women Learn Self-Defense with Predictably Badass Results Two Arab-American women hope to empower Syrian women fleeing their home country’s conflict with physical training and emotional healing.
Achilles’ Password: Online Security’s Susceptible Straggler These new technologies promise to make your vulnerable passwords obsolete.
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Better Living Through Science: Women in STEM A look at pioneering women in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
How You Type Says a Ton About Your Emotional State This new computer program can see right through your poker face.
Let’s Do More. A Call-to Action by Gap CMO Seth Farbman Data shows that 24% of the 21 million Americans making minimum wage are working in retail, and 64% of those are women.
Meet the Self-Proclaimed President of Colombia’s Hottest Music Trend Champeta started as an outsider Afro-Colombian folk movement. Now it's taking over the country.
Cryptocurrency Regains its Reputation in Paradise Can a renowned tourist hub in Bali become a bitcoin wonderland?
Can a Miracle Fruit Overcome its Unsavory Reputation? Conservationists, farmers, and nutritionists are singing the praises of the breadfruit. If only it didn't taste so bad.
New App Could Tackle Hunger, Will Help You Find a Good Deal PareUp wants to connect food purveyors to thrifty consumers looking to score deals on unused, but still edible, items.