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Goodlifer: Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries – Jobs, Hope & Transformation for LA’s Former Gang Members

Since 1988, Homeboy Industries has provided job training and counseling to thousands of former gang members, giving them a rare opportunity to change their lives. The organization was started by Father Greg Boyle…

Goodlifer: On the 100th Anniversary of Mother's Day, Remembering its Feminist, Non-Commercial Origins

On the 100th Anniversary of Mother’s Day, Remembering its Feminist, Non-Commercial Origins

Mother’s Day turns 100 this year. Although it’s become one of the most commercialized U.S. holidays, resulting in a projected 20 billion in spending and trailing only Christmas and Valentine’s Day in greeting…

Goodlifer: The UN Goes Bollywood for Freedom & Equality

The UN Goes Bollywood for Freedom & Equality

The United Nations’ Free & Equal initiative has created the first ever Bollywood music video for gay rights. The video, featuring Equality Champion Celina Jaitly serves as a beautiful reminder that everyone should…

Goodlifer: Fashion Revolution Day

Join the Fashion Revolution and Help Turn Fashion #InsideOut

On April 24th last year, 1133 people were killed as the Rana Plaza factory complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed in the middle of a work day. Many more were injured, and families are still…

Goodlifer: 6 Fun Super Bowl Facts

6 Fun Super Bowl Facts – Things You Didn’t Know About NFL Football

Super Bowl Sunday is almost an American holiday. People throw parties, indulge in copious amounts of beer and finger foods, and suddenly become expert advertising commentators. Instead of dwelling on speculations over who’s…

Goodlifer: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk to Brooklyn

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk to Brooklyn

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is the first international exhibition dedicated to showcasing the work of one of the most groundbreaking French couturiers. Bold, poetic,…

Good Work: Good Food Jobs Humanizes the Job Search

Good Work: Good Food Jobs Humanizes the Job Search

Most people spend about a third of their waking hours at work. Some of you are probably smacking your forehead in disbelief as your read this and saying ‘What?! Only a third?!” Whatever…

Goodlifer: Snoop Lion Joins the Fight Against Gun Violence

Snoop Lion Joins the Fight Against Gun Violence

When it comes to personal transformation, Calvin Broadus has made quite the journey. From Snoop Dogg, the gun-glorifying gangsta rapper to Snoop Lion, the peace-loving reggae artist. He’s also taken an active stance in…

Goodlifer: Do The Math For Earth Day

Do The Math For Earth Day

On April 21 — Earth Night, the day before Earth Day — thousands of people at campuses, community centers, places of worship, public spaces and house parties across the country will tune in…

Works That Work

Works That Work: A Magazine of Unexpected Creativity

A week and a half ago I received the premier issue of a magazine that I have been thoroughly looking forward to, Peter Bil’ak’s Works That Work: A Magazine of Unexpected Creativity. Mid-sized…

Goodlifer: Birds on Wire - Music Inspired by Nature

Birds on Wire – Music Inspired by Nature

Bird sounds are one of nature’s finest forms of music and have probably inspired many musicians. But, what happens when the birds don’t even know they are making music? We took this picture…

Goodlifer: Fete for the Senses - Reflections on a Gathering

Fete for the Senses: Reflections on a Gathering

The beauty of creating a collaborative event or gathering is often the glow and ripple effect that you experience in the days, weeks, and even months that follow. This past December, I organized…

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