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Transparency: GOOD's Most Popular Infographics of 2009

In the last year, we've released a new infographic every Tuesday. Here is a look back at the ones that drew the most attention, on topics from...

In the last year, we've released a new infographic every Tuesday. Here is a look back at the ones that drew the most attention, on topics from water footprints to bankruptcies (click on the images to launch the infographics).

1: Sea Mail


2: Walk This Way





This piece (also by Fogelson-Lubliner), helped readers figure out how their daily choices could help reduce their water footprints.

3: The Largest Bankruptcies in History




After the collapse of Lehman Brothers, this piece, by Always With Honor, looked at the largest bankruptcies in history as sinking ships. See all of the work Always With Honor has done with GOOD here.

4: Let Them Eat Meat!




Zut Alors!'s piece on which countries eat the most meat revealed some interesting facts about worldwide animal consumption. Here in the United States, we each eat the equivalent of a whole pig, 25 chickens, and a hot dog every year. To see all of Zut Alors!'s work for GOOD, go here.

5: Through the Gyre




This fascinating explanation of the Great Pacific Garbage patch, with illustrations by Jacob McGraw-Mickelson, gave readers a helpful guide to the Texas-sized patch.

6: All the News...




This piece looked back at the most-covered stories of 2009, from Obama's innauguration to balloon boy. It was designed by Naz ?ahin and ?erifcan Özcan.

7: One Nation, Under God




This piece, by Chris Korbey, examined the growth in numbers of different religions in America, especially the number of people who say they are atheists or have no religion. See all of Korbey's work for GOOD here.

8: Who Is Coming to America?




Timko and Klick looked at patterns of immigrants to the United States. See more of their work for GOOD here.

9: No More Fish in the Sea




Also by Timko and Klick, this piece looked at the declining fish stocks of a number of important species.

10: Death Row




This graphic, by Kiss Me I'm Polish, showed the state of the death penalty in different countries around the world. See all of Kiss Me I'm Polish's work for GOOD here.

You can see all of GOOD's infographics on Flickr, or in our Transparency archive.

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Former Secretary of State, first lady, and winner of the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton, sat own for an epic, two-and-a--half hour interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM show Wednesday.

She was there to promote "The Book of Gutsy Women," a book about heroic women co-written with her daughter, Chelsea Clinton.

In the far-reaching conversation, Clinton and the self-proclaimed "King of All Media" and, without a doubt, the best interviewer in America discussed everything from Donald Trump's inauguration to her sexuality.

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Offering parental leave for new fathers could help close the gender gap, removing the unfair "motherhood penalty" women receive for taking time off after giving birth. However, a new study finds that parental leave also has a pay gap. Men are less likely to take time off, however, when they do, they're more likely to get paid for it.

A survey of 2,966 men and women conducted by New America found that men are more likely to receive paid parental leave. Over half (52%) of fathers had fully paid parental leave, and 14% of fathers had partially paid parental leave. In comparison, 33% of mothers had fully paid parental leave and 19% had partially paid parental leave.

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Bans on plastic bags and straws can only go so far. Using disposable products, like grabbing a plastic fork when you're on the go, can be incredibly convenient. But these items also contribute to our growing plastic problem.

Fortunately, you can cut down on the amount of waste you produce by cutting down on disposable products. And even more fortunately, there are sustainable (and cute) replacements that won't damage the environment.

Coconut bowls


Cocostation

Who says sustainable can't also be stylish? These cute coconut bowls were handmade using reclaimed coconuts, making each piece one of a kind. Not only are they organic and biodegradable, but they're also durable, in case your dinner parties tend to get out of hand. The matching ebony wood spoons were polished with the same coconut oil as the bowls.

Cocostation Set of 2 Vietnamese Coconut Bowls and Spoons, $14.99; at Amazon

Solar powered phone charger

Dizaul

Why spend time looking around for an outlet when you can just harness the power of the sun? This solar powered phone charger will make sure your phone never dies as long as you can bask in the sun's rays. As an added bonus, this charger was made using eco-friendly silicone rubber. It's win-win all around.

Dizaul Solar Charger, 5000mAh Portable Solar Power Bank, $19.95; at Amazon, $19.95; at Amazon

Herb garden kit

Planter Pro

Put some green in your life with this herb planter. The kit comes with everything you need to get a garden growing, including a moisture meter that helps you determine if your herbs are getting the right amount of food to flourish. All the seeds included are certified to be non-GMO and non-hybrids, meaning you can have fresh, organic herbs right at your fingertips.

Planter Pro's Herb Garden Cedar Planter, $39.00; at Amazonedar Planter, $39.00; at Amazon

Reusable Keurig cups

K & J

Keurig cups are convenient, but they also create a ton of plastic waste. These Keurig-compatible plastic cups are an easy way to cut down on the amount of trash you create without cutting down on your caffeine. Additionally, you won't have to keep on buying K Cups, which means you'll be saving money and the environment.

K&J Reusable Filter Cups, $8.95 for a set of 4,; at Amazon

Low-flow shower head

Speakman

Low-flow water fixtures can cut down your water consumption, which saves you money while also saving one of the Earth's resources. This shower head was designed with a lighter flow in mind, which means you'll be able to cut down on water usage without feeling like you're cutting down on your shower.

Speakman Low Flow Shower Head, $14.58; at Amazon

Bamboo safety razor

Zomchi

Instead of throwing away a disposable razor every time you shave, invest in an eco-friendly, reusable one. This unisex shaver isn't just sustainable, it's also sharp-looking, which means it would make a great gift for the holidays.

Zomchi Safety Razor, $16.99; at Amazon

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