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Network Overload: How to Get Smart About Social Media

Three steps to cleaner feeds and better privacy settings.

We are living in an era of extreme FOMO, more commonly known as Fear of Missing Out. As the tweets, Facebook status updates, check-ins, Instagram photos, and Tumblr posts pour in, it can start to feel like your friends, coworkers, and even your frenemies lead lives that are infinitely more interesting than yours. Social media is a blessing and a curse that way.

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Read Better: Five Steps to a More Balanced Media Diet

I had way too many opinions on celebrities and way too few on issues that directly affected me. It was time for a change.


I try to live in a highbrow universe, but the truth is that I could wax poetic about the salacious details in Whitney Houston’s autopsy report. I’m never more animated or articulate than when I debate the moral ills of Morgan Freeman’s romantic involvement with his step-granddaughter. (The man played God, for goodness sake!) Clearly, sometimes I read crap.

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Financial Fitness Task 8: Digitize Your Receipts #30DaysofGOOD

Get rid of those lingering receipts—put them online.

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Winner: Doodle What It Means to Be an Active Citizen

Check out the doodle that won our challenge to illustrate active citizenship.


For our most recent challenge, we asked you to promote good citizenship and create a doodle illustrating what it means to be an active citizen.

We received so many incredible entries that we couldn't pick just one, so we asked the GOOD community to check out a few of our favorite submissions and vote for a winner.

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