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Good news for humankind

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McDonald’s tests plant-based burger in Canada

McDonald’s and Beyond Meat have teamed up to bring a new plant-based burger to North America. Announced in September, McDonald’s is conducting a 12-week test of their new plant-based burger called the P.L.T.

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Macy’s will stop selling fur by end of 2020 fiscal year

Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s will stop selling the animal product by the end of the 2020 fiscal year, including its “off-price” stores” — Macy’s Backstage and Bloomingdale’s The Outlet.

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JPMorgan to hire more people with criminal backgrounds

“When someone cannot get their foot in the door to compete for a job, it is bad for business and bad for communities that need access to economic opportunity,” said JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon.

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NASA astronauts successfully complete first ever all-woman spacewalk

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir completed the first spacewalk with an all-women team. Since cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to do a spacewalk in 1984, women have participated in 42 spacewalks.

Photo by Mariana Proença on Unsplash

Global renewable power capacity to grow by 50% in next five years

The International Energy Agency (IEA) new forecast finds that the world’s total renewable-based power capacity will grow by 50 per cent between 2019 and 2024.

Next systems

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With right to repair, we imagine a different kind of system, where instead of throwing things out, we reuse, salvage, and rebuild.

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Biomimetics or biomimicry is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems.

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Ranked choice voting (RCV) describes voting systems that allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference, and then uses those rankings to elect candidates with a broad base of support.

Good news for humankind


Photo by Joshua Austin on Unsplash

McDonald’s and Beyond Meat have teamed up to bring a new plant-based burger to North America. Announced in September, McDonald’s is conducting a 12-week test of their new plant-based burger called the P.L.T.

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s will stop selling the animal product by the end of the 2020 fiscal year, including its “off-price” stores” — Macy’s Backstage and Bloomingdale’s The Outlet.

Photo by Chris Li on Unsplash

“When someone cannot get their foot in the door to compete for a job, it is bad for business and bad for communities that need access to economic opportunity,” said JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon.

Photo by NASA on Unsplash

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir completed the first spacewalk with an all-women team. Since cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to do a spacewalk in 1984, women have participated in 42 spacewalks.

Photo by Mariana Proença on Unsplash

The International Energy Agency (IEA) new forecast finds that the world’s total renewable-based power capacity will grow by 50 per cent between 2019 and 2024.

Next systems


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Timeline of Human Genius

This Timeline catalogs moments of genius, accomplishment, and evolution from throughout humanity’s history – from the first fire sometime around 250,000 B.C.E to today’s good news.

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    Change Blog

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    What if we put a name to all these various change agents roles and archetypes?

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    Have I communicated clearly enough how much I want to collaborate with you on this?

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    Beyond passing common sense gun control laws, in my mind the best thing we can do is to see this as a masculinity issue – both to confront toxic masculinity but also examine all the ways our society fails our boys and men.

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