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Good Guides are the bread-and-butter of GoodThings. Come here to get connected to the very latest in our growing archive of ideas, actions, and organizations making a difference in the world and making your life more meaningful.

Before you start looking for ways to get involved in the world, why not do something for yourself? Explore our eclectic recommendations of films, books, and music that will refresh and inspire you. Count on finding reviews in Good Gravy of the kind of entertainment that offers both a constructive perspective and an independent spirit.

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    Constructive headlines from the world

    New Posted January 9, 2003
    The automobile industry's shifting paradigm
    Hybrid cars going mainstream?

    Alternatives to oil
    Drive to Survive 2003
    (Institute of Ecolonomics)
    [still more] (New York Times)

    Asking important questions
    Reclaiming our courage
    ( -- Working Assets)

    Mandela's wisdom
    Peace is made with enemies
    (Cape Cod Times)

    Personal passions
    Woman's bid to break AIDS cycle
    (BBC World News)

    The power of words
    The human factor: What makes our species unique?
    (Boston Globe)

    New human-interest stories on public radio
    The Next Big Thing

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    [In Good Actions] Looking In, Looking Out

      In this personal testimonial, a woman considers her life's dual challenge. How can one invoke the internal emotion required to write good songs while maintaining the external vision to make a difference in the world? In other words, can you feed your soul and feed the world? [more]

    Good Stories offer up nuggets of wisdom, compassion, humor, and gratitude.

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