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Submissions: Take a Picture of Something Neglected that You Wish Would Be Restored

A collaborative Picture Show created by none other than you, the GOOD community, about something neglected that you wish would be restored.

In the beginning of November, we asked you, the GOOD community, to help us create a Picture Show about something neglected that you wish would be restored. During the month, we received images of deserted buildings, potholes, and lost loved ones. The images captured both a sense of loss and hope for renewal.

Unfortunately, we were unable to fit all of the entries into the slide show. But we did our best to select a handful that honors the missed and forgotten. (Captions by the photographers.) Above, we present to you the collaborative Picture Show created by none other than the GOOD community.

Now we need your help: Vote on your favorite submission by commenting below now through December 7. The winning entry will be announced shortly after, featured on our homepage, and printed in the next issue of GOOD. We’ll also send a GOOD T-shirt and a free subscription (or gift subscription) to the winner.

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Now, that chaff is going to get turned into car parts. Ford is incorporating coffee chaff from McDonalds coffee into the headlamps of some cars. Ford has been using plastic and talc to make its headlamps, but this new process will reduce the reliance on talc, a non-renewable mineral. The chaff is heated to high temperatures under low oxygen and mixed with plastic and other additives. The bioplastic can then be formed into shapes.

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For over 20 years, our country has perceived itself as more divided than united, and it's not getting better. Right after the 2016 election, a poll conducted by Gallup found that 77% of Americans felt the country was divided on the most important values, a record high.

The percentage of Americans who agree that we disagree got higher. During the 2018 mid-term elections, a poll conducted by NBC News/Wall Street Journal found that 80% of Americans felt the nation was "mainly" or "totally" divided.

We head into the 2020 presidential election more divided than ever. A new poll from USA Today found that nine out of ten respondents felt it was important to do something about the conflict in our country. We can't keep on living like this forever.

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The problem with American Sign Language (ASL) is that over 500,000 people in the U.S. use it, but the country has over 330 million people.

So for those with hearing loss, the chances of coming into contact with someone who uses the language are rare. Especially outside of the deaf community.

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