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10 Things You Forgot To Be Thankful For

Coffee, Millennials, Nickleback … here’s why you should be giving thanks for these seemingly random things, and more

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1. Opposable thumbs

Behold the humble thumb, tacked on to the end of your hand like an afterthought. You may not realize how much you need that stubby meat tube but it’s exactly the thing that divides us from our greatest enemies: new world monkeys.

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Screw Thanksgiving, I’m Celebrating Hendrix-Nye Day

An alternative celebration that provides all of the pie and none of the guilt, honoring two of the coolest Americans we know

All of the pie, none of the guilt. Photo by Jseattle via Flickr

For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time for family, turkey, and pies. (Oh, the pies!) We know there’s some kind of story down there, below the stuffing—we learned the whitewashed one in elementary school about the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Native Americans in 1621, celebrating the friendship that allowed the settlers to survive their first winter. At this point for most Americans, that old tale is just ancillary to the festivities. For some, though, the history of Thanksgiving is inexorable from our latter-day revelries. And past the picture-book images from our childhood, that history is a minefield of doubt, mistrust, and charged connections to centuries of colonization, conflict, and genocide. It’s understandable that many now wish to mark the day with some festivities, but not to glorify such a fraught history. Yet alternative celebrations are few, far between, and face difficulty catching on in the mainstream. For those in search of an alternate holiday, here are a few suggestions.

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A Thanksgiving Message from GOOD

Here at GOOD HQ, we are very grateful for the opportunity we have to work for you. You, the members who bring so much energy and inspiration to each other every day.

Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays. There's the food, and the family, and the friends. And that is awesome. But there is also a grand serving of perspective that comes with thinking about what one is grateful for. And that is the most beautiful thing.

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Books by Native Writers Key to Building Accurate Knowledge About American Indians

Authentic literature helps build accurate knowledge of Native peoples.



On Thanksgiving, families across the country will be gathering 'round their tables to celebrate. In elementary school some of you may have dressed up as Pilgrims and Indians to reenact the "First Thanksgiving." The thing is, those reenactments—and a lot of what Americans "know" about American Indians—are inaccurate. A lot of American Indian people have a critical view of those reenactments and the Thanksgiving holiday itself.

Did you know that some Native people in the U.S. consider Thanksgiving a Day of Mourning? Or that some call it "Thankstaking" instead of Thanksgiving? And did you know that for the last several years, the President of the United States has been proclaiming November as National Native American Heritage Month? And that November 23, 2012—the day after Thanksgiving—has been designated as Native American Heritage Day?

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Vegan Turducken and the Quest for the Perfect Meatless Thanksgiving

Who says a vegan Thanksgiving can't be delicious?

Thanksgiving is sort of like Hanukkah for vegans. Sometimes they just feel a little left out. Which probably goes a long way toward explaining the weird number of vegan turducken recipes out there on the interwebs. To help vegans plan a terrific T-day meal without feeling like they're just putting lipstick on a field roast, we tapped a network of vegan chefs for their favorite recipes, from the perfect vegan turducken to delicious dessert options.

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