What Are Alternative Currencies and How Do They Work?

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You’ve probably heard the hoopla around Bitcoin (the online cryptocurrency), and if you’ve been playing close attention, you’ve also probably heard about Dogecoin, the most popular new kid on the block. Taking a step back and looking at the whole picture,  I wanted to explore alternative currency systems in general. What are they and how do they work? Are they sustainable? Are they meant to replace established systems? Questions, questions.

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These 5 Beautiful Infographics Will Change How You View the World

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Beautiful infographics are everywhere, and they’ve exploded in popularity just in the last several years. Combining visual content and stats is an easy way to communicate complex ideas, and there’s even an incredible interactive infographic that explains why we love them so much. Here are 5 of my favorites. Each one gives us a unique insight into our world and who we are. Continue reading

11 Social Good Blogs and Sites to Follow in 2014

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Our web habits can cement our thinking and limit the type of information we’re exposed to. When we visit the same few sites over and over, we stay within the same echo chamber of news and entertainment. If you really want to grow, you need to branch out.

Here are some great social good sites to visit regularly. They offer a healthy mix of uplifting news, informational content, inspiring stories, and more. Enjoy! Continue reading

Running an Alternative Education System–With Steve Cooperman

steve-facilitate-open-space1What are the challenges of running an alternative educational system? And why do we need one in the first place? Steve Cooperman has been involved with alternative education since childhood. In this interview, he shares some of the challenges involved with structuring alternative learning environments and gives his insight into how he thinks we’re able to learn most efficiently. Continue reading