Get Your Community Healthy and Win a $1,000 GOOD Maker Grant

GOOD Maker is seeking fresh ideas to help people in your community get fit in 2012.

Sticking to a list of resolutions that includes a healthier diet or workout plan can be daunting when trying to break old habits alone. Inertia is a powerful force, but studies show that you’re more likely to lace up those tennis shoes when you have an exercise buddy. A little accountability goes a long way.

How would you help people in your community get fit in 2012? GOOD Maker is looking for fresh ideas, and we will award a $1,000 grant to the plan that earns the most votes. Whether you’d like to teach a trampoline workshop, design a pop-up obstacle course at your neighborhood park, or host an organic cooking class, we want to help get your project off the ground. Propose a fun, creative idea and tell us how you think it will encourage others to stay healthy this year.

Submissions for the GOOD New Year Challenge are open until Tuesday, January 24 at noon Pacific Time. Voting will be open from January 24 to February 7, so be ready to get the word out.

Interested in other GOOD Maker funding opportunities? Apply for $500 to promote financial health in your community.

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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