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Remember when swinging twenty feet above the ground on a swingset was the ultimate accomplishment in life? Then you grew up and all the sudden things were no fun. Playgrounds disappeared from your lexicon. Work became the consumer of your play. The cracks of sidewalks weren’t cliffs to jump over and escape scary monsters, but rather, a mover of people from Point A to B. There’s a need to make our cities playful again and Hunter Franks' League of Creative Interventionists is on the forefront of that mission. GOOD joined him, urban planner Patrick McDonnell and Women.Design.Build founder Christina Mirando on a Google Hangout about play and here were our key takeaways.

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What's Your Fixophobia?

I’ve been getting a lot of requests lately—requests I never anticipated. Can you help me fix my iPhone display? (Indeed I can). Will you show me...

I’ve been getting a lot of requests lately—requests I never anticipated. Can you help me fix my iPhone display? (Indeed I can). Will you show me how to repair my laptop’s trackpad? (Sure—which one?) What’s the best hack for my Nintendo 3DS? (I don’t know, but I can find out).

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One of the great ironies in the food industry is that even though millions of women around the world cook and provide meals to their families daily, there are few women employed in professional kitchens (outside of pastry). And the few high profile female chefs often get overlooked, as was the case in Time Magazine’s recent cover story entitled “The Gods of Food,” where nary a woman was included among the nearly 100 chefs and food personalities the editors considered the most influential today.

It’s not just the media’s fault, though, there were also no women recognized among the highly influential World’s 50 Best Restaurants (just look at this slideshow, it could be a foodie’s PlayGirl).

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