Little reminders of GOODness

I recently discovered a website and I love it (next to terry* of course).  I’m not sure if any of you know of it, but I figure the internet’s for sharing so here it is: Good.  With a name like that, it’s gotta be [okay I’ll refrain from my very lame humour].  I figure I should create a little matrix for moods and meandering in cyberspace.

A) You want to be amused and informed:

www.good.is: I am not sure how well known it is but it has some wonderful articles.  My favorites being: the Wordtastic blog ( Blackberry the phone > blackberry the fruit, in the dictionary) and the Good 100 series (latest one being ‘cowpooling’ or the act of sharing your meat).

B) You want to laugh:

-look up the Yes Men (in particular, this hilarious video of the US Chamber of Commerce confronting an impersonator by demanding a business card as proof, or this ridiculous impersonation of an Exxon executive presenting a new biofuel made out of the remains of oil industry victims).

C) You want to have hope in mankind.

-counterpart to the more well known fmylife.com, Gives Me Hope has real life stories that briefly restore a sense of humanity to the rest of us who are overwhelmed by problems.

D) You have money woes.

-look up Socially Responsible Investing.  Mutual funds, stocks, bonds: they can all be human rights-friendly and green!  I use Vancity’s, and avoid consumer guilt.

E) You want to play.

-Look up Crayon Physics.  Way addictive: be forewarned.

F) You want to not think and relax.

-Use Grooveshark, an online music streaming service that I find simple, user friendly, and full of the music you want…  A testament to sharing and playlist-naming.

I hope you lose as many hours as I did on this sites.  Feel free to share your goodness sites in the comments!  We all love new ways to cyber-procrastinate.

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Tiffany is twenty and a citizen of two and a third countries. She is firmly unscientific in her thoughts, preferring the arts even though she got better grades in science during high school. She is not exactly sure what she's doing at UBC (it must needs do with learning, growing?) but there she is. IR and French are her focus- but then again she is sort of unfocused in general.

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