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My Goal: Set My Mom Up For Retirement By My 25th Birthday

Watching your family struggle financially isn’t easy, especially when you’re growing up and can’t do much to help. Is the conventional family...

Watching your family struggle financially isn’t easy, especially when you’re growing up and can’t do much to help. I am from a family of Canadian coal miners. When my parents were growing up, the coal mines started closing, and the work vanished. When my mom was pregnant with my older brother, they decided to move to Western Canada for a better life.

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F*ck Yeah Humanity: Episode 17

Your weekly reminder that our species can be pretty F’n awesome when we want to be.

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Fuck Yeah Humanity: Episode 11

Find out what pregnant turtles and deep space have in common.

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Six Things Tahrir Protesters Taught the World About Starting a Movement

Three years ago, an entire nation took to the streets to demand the fall of one of the longest-running dictators in the world. Egypt has not left the headlines since. Through its cycles of euphoria, bloodshed, cynicism, and hope, the Egyptian revolution continues to captivate the world.

Three years ago, an entire nation took to the streets to demand the fall of one of the longest-running dictators in the world. Egypt has not left the headlines since. Through its cycles of euphoria, bloodshed, cynicism, and hope, the Egyptian revolution continues to captivate the world.

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Out of Uniform: A Firefighter Pedals a Message of Safety

As a young kid, I always looked up to those, who at their best, could make a difference, helping those at their worst. Since the first grade, I was determined to become a firefighter, but in order to do so I needed to get in shape. A good friend convinced me to purchase my first road bike and before long, I found that cycling would become much more than just a workout — It was an enjoyable way of life. In 2009, I fulfilled my dream of becoming a full-time, structure firefighter.

As a young kid, I always looked up to those, who at their best, could make a difference, helping those at their worst. Since the first grade, I was determined to become a firefighter, but in order to do so I needed to get in shape. A good friend convinced me to purchase my first road bike and before long, I found that cycling would become much more than just a workout — It was an enjoyable way of life. In 2009, I fulfilled my dream of becoming a full-time, structure firefighter.

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Winter 2013: The Human Possibility Issue

Even the art historians among you probably won’t notice that the cover of our just-released issue, illustrated by Ping Zhu, is a subtle riff on...

Even the art historians among you probably won’t notice that the cover of our just-released issue, illustrated by Ping Zhu, is a subtle riff on a Diego Rivera mural. We discovered the image during the making of our Winter Edition when we were looking for some way to pay homage to Mexico City, which garners the top spot in our GOOD City Index. The Mexican-born Rivera’s 1931 The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City seemed to do just that with its representation of Rivera and his crew assembling a mural of a modern, industrial city. If you look at the middle of the second level of scaffolding from the top, you can actually spot the portly painter himself, palette and brush in hand. The icon communicates a quiet calm in the midst of the frenzied assistants, engineers, and plasterers, bringing the work, within the work, to life.

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