GOOD

Can Ambitious Crowdfunding Help Bail Out Greece?

Thousands have already donated an astonishing amount to the beleagured European nation.

More than 60,000 people have donated to a crowdfunding campaign to bail out the country of Greece on IndieGogo, raising over €1 million of the campaign’s €1.6 billion goal. Thom Feeney, a 29-year-old Brit based in London, set up the IndieGogo page on Sunday night after eating his dinner. Over the past few days it’s garnered international attention and the donations have come rolling in. Donors can look forward to perks like an olive and feta salad, or a postcard of Greece’s prime minister, Alex Tsipras—all of which, Feeney promises, will be made and sent from Greece.

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

Homeschool: How to Get Your Finances in Order

You can't control those reckless banks and free-borrowing governments, but you can get your own budget in order. Here's how.

This week we saw Greece, the birthplace of democracy, riot over austerity measures. Some experts are calling the nation Europe's version of Lehman Brothers. While there's not a whole lot you can do about reckless governments or banks, you can take steps to ensure that your accounts don't spiral into chaos. No matter what stage you're at—heading off to college for the first time, graduating for school and striking off on your own, or a few years (or decades) into your career—it's never too late to get in the habit of saving money. In this week's homeschool, here are four easy steps to get you on track

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

Pyramids, Plates, and Pagodas: Dietary Guidelines From Around the World

As the USDA updates the food pyramid to match its new Dietary Guidlines, check out what a healthy diet looks like around the world.

Several dietary guidelines graphics were found via the European Food Information Council; the rest came from each country's own government health page. For more food pyramid coverage on GOOD, check out our design competition brief and its winning entries, as well as this proposal for a double pyramid that includes environmental as well as human health.

Slideshows