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Create a Real Safety Net Through a Social Network

While you might use a social media wall post to humble-brag about your new iPhone, share a baby pic or, admit it, an LOLcat, 19 year-old...

While you might use a social media wall post to humble-brag about your new iPhone, share a baby pic or, admit it, an LOLcat, 19 year-old Lynisha is using her Camellia Network profile page to raise her son right, get a GED and overcome dire odds.

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Creating a Real Safety Net Through a Social Network

The Camellia Network makes it easy to help a former foster kid become a thriving adult. See how internet strangers are stepping up.

While you might use a social media wall post to humble-brag about your new iPhone, share a baby pic or, admit it, an LOLcat, 19 year-old Lynisha is using her Camellia Network profile page to raise her son right, get a GED and overcome dire odds.

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Health Candy?! These Super Models and Movie Stars Are Betting On It (Video)

If you take the junk out of junk food, what do you have? A slew of celebrities owning a candy company they can dig into. Plus an awesome ad video.


Michael Pollan suggested in his Eater's Manifesto don't eat foods with more than five ingredients or with anything in it that you can't pronounce. Let's call those tongue twisting food-related ingredients the junk. Candy earned the nickname junk food because the ingredients list often reads like the high school science experiment.

But times are changing and markets are growing. As healthy living expands from new age to mainstream, the pronouncable offerings are spreading to previously uncharted realms of the food pyramid.

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Is This the Dawning of the Age of the Co-op? Co-operative Businesses Are Booming in Tough Times

You'd expect worker-owned businesses to be better for workers, but they're also delivering better bottom lines during the recession. Here's why.

While the global economy crawls toward a jerky recovery from the 2008 financial collapse, a subset of businesses is outshining the rest. Cooperatives—companies owned by their employees or customers—are proving surprisingly steady and sound during these dour times. That's especially good for the workers, who in this case, are also owners.

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Local Banking Beyond the Bottom Line: Three Awesome Models

These socially-motivated local banks are profit making, but not profit maximizing. They've been at it for decades and it's beginning to catch on.

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At GOOD we keep a close eye on the growing trends of social enterprise and its financial sector cousin, impact investing. Let's not forget some of the outstanding work taking place from the older brand of for-profit social business: Community Development Financial Institutions. Before you begrudge these humble banking heroes because of their clunky title, get to know these three impressive lending styles.

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Get Paid to Ignore Your Car for Months at a Time

Getaround will promise you at least $1,000 if you let them rent out your car for three months. So, go on, take a vacation.

Normally you pay the bills on your car whether you drive it or not, at least if you have a car loan or insurance. But if car sharing delivers on its promise, you might be able to reverse the direction of your car cashflow and put money in your pocket for leaving your car alone for a long period of time.

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