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Cure Violence: Treating Violence as a Sickness

Cure Violence: Treating Violence as a Sickness

Mar 22, 2017 | Best of Best - In medical terms, violence is not an epidemic. But Cure Violence believes violence is better understood and treated as if it were. And results suggest they just might be right.

Californians for Safety & Justice: Changing the Paradigm

Californians for Safety & Justice: Changing the Paradigm

Dec 9, 2016 | Best of Best - After four decades of an incarceration paradigm that has drained state coffers and created so many problems, it's time for a holistic and nuanced approach.

Toby Ord: Giving What He Can and Encouraging You to Do the Same

Toby Ord: Giving What He Can and Encouraging You to Do the Same

Aug 17, 2016 | Best of Best - Generosity is the right instinct, but not all giving is equally effective. Meet one man who's dedicated his life—including a significant portion of his modest income

The Plastic Pollution Coalition: Spreading the Word to Reduce the Waste

The Plastic Pollution Coalition: Spreading the Word to Reduce the Waste

Feb 20, 2016 | Best of Best - As valuable as they can be, recycling and clean-ups aren't the answer. Source reduction is the key to sparing the environment—including ourselves—from more plastic poisoning. Enter the Plastic Pollution Coalition to get that message into our thick heads

Women on 20s: Promoting the Value of Gender Equality

Women on 20s: Promoting the Value of Gender Equality

Dec 10, 2015 | Best of Best - The U.S. talks a good game of gender equality, but a new nonprofit org says the country needs to put its money where its mouth is.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting: Contributing to a More Informed Society

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting: Contributing to a More Informed Society

Oct 7, 2015 | Best of Best - Just about the only time the CPB is in the news is when pols make noise about choking off federal funding for public media. But if more people knew the whole story, the conversation might be different.

Retraction Watch: Providing Information About Bad Information

Retraction Watch: Providing Information About Bad Information

Jul 20, 2015 | Best of Best - In a field supposedly peer-reviewed and self-correcting, there is a decided lack of transparency and dissemination when it comes to retractions. Enter Retraction Watch, which aims to change the paradigm.

Mr. Money Mustache: Preaching a Different Means to Make Ends Meet

Mr. Money Mustache: Preaching a Different Means to Make Ends Meet

May 12, 2015 | Best of Best - The price of overspending can be counted not merely in the cost of each excessive or needless purchase, but also in how such a lifestyle cuts into your financial freedom. But a young retiree is looking to guide others in a different direction.

Bruce K. Alexander: Changing the Conventional Wisdom about Addiction

Bruce K. Alexander: Changing the Conventional Wisdom about Addiction

Apr 6, 2015 | Best of Best - What if addiction is less about drugs & genetics and more about circumstances? It's a question the powers-that-be might not be comfortable hearing, but for decades Bruce Alexander has worked to make addiction as we know it a thing of the past.

Long Beach's Community Action Team: A Copyable Model for Bettering One's World

Long Beach's Community Action Team: A Copyable Model for Bettering One's World

Feb 2, 2015 | Best of Best - Justin Rudd is one little person in one little part of the world. But his work shows how one little person can make one big difference and provides a model that can be copied anywhere.

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