Project: Create Your Ideal Workspace

We're challenging you to doodle your ideal workspace. For this project, show us a workspace that brings out your greatest talent.

Thanks to the endless stream of information and technological distractions we encounter every day, our ability to concentrate on a single thought process has become increasingly difficult. With constant emails, text messages, and deadlines, we've become accustomed to the interruptions that plague our productivity.

Yet in times of profound contemplation, we all retreat to the trenches we know as our workspaces. Your surroundings are major contributors to all your best ideas, whether creative, self-reflective or flat-out genius. We want you to create a workplace that brings out your best talent.

What would your ideal work environment look like if you could create it from scratch?

Send us an illustration of the ultimate workspace, along with a caption telling us a bit about your line of work and what it is about your space that makes for optimal productivity. Feel free to express your creativity through any medium—doodle, panting, illustration, etc.

Please submit your photo and caption here.

It can be in any image format, but should be in high enough resolution for it to be printed at 300 dpi. We'll take submissions now through December 8, 2011.

Once we publish a slideshow of the selected submissions, we will turn to you, the GOOD community, to choose the winning entry. The winning submission will be announced on and featured on our homepage. We'll also send a GOOD t-shirt and free subscription to the winner.

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Sin City is doing something good for its less fortunate citizens as well as those who've broken the law this month. The city of Las Vegas, Nevada will drop any parking ticket fines for those who make a donation to a local food bank.

A parking ticket can cost up to $100 in Las Vegas but the whole thing can be forgiven by bringing in non-perishable food items of equal or greater value to the Parking Services Offices at 500 S. Main Street through December 16.

The program is designed to help the less fortunate during the holidays.

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However, all of that has changed since the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Voters in Maine, particularly those who lean left, have run out of patience with Collins and her seeming refusal to stand up to Trump. That frustration peaked with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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Currently, air travel accounts for 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions, however that number is projected to increase for several reasons. There's a growing demand for air travel, yet it's harder to decarbonize aviation. Electric cars are becoming more common. Electric planes, not so much. If things keep on going the way they are, flights in the U.K. should increase by 50%.

Nearly every airline in the world has a frequent flyer program. The programs offer perks, including free flights, if customers get a certain amount of points. According to the study, 70% of all flights from the U.K. are taken by 15% of the population, with many people taking additional (and arguably unnecessary) flights to "maintain their privileged traveler status."

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