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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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The GOOD 30-Day Challenge: Art Every Day

We're using March's challenge to dare ourselves to make time for art in our lives.


Art is essential. If you haven't reached that conclusion on your own, consider some evidence: Science shows that exposure to art is correlated with enhanced abilities in math, cognition, and vocabulary. Studies also show that art has the potential to make people better citizens of the planet. In a 2005 report by the Rand Corporation, researchers wrote that visual arts "can connect people more deeply to the world and open them to new ways of seeing."

We agree with those conclusions. To that end, we're using March's GOOD 30-Day Challenge to dare ourselves to make time for art in our lives. Below are 31 ideas for incorporating art into your month. If you'd like, you can try to do all 31 tasks in a week, or take your time and space them out. Either way, every time you've completed a task, come back to this page and check off the one you've done. At the end of the month, we'll tally up all the actions to quantify how much more artistic everyone got in March.

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GOOD Citizenship Task 25: Clean Up Your Sidewalk #30DaysofGOOD

Random acts of kindness like picking up trash can inspire other to spread the goodness.

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