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Aeon - Publishes information from university research groups, university presses and other selected cultural organizations. American Communities Project - Uses data and reporting to study the cultural, socioeconomic and political changes that are remaking the country at the local level using 15 types of counties. Big History - 13.5 billion years of history online. A free, supercharged social studies curriculum. Brainpickings - A favorite site full of articles spanning art, science, psychology, design, philosophy, history, politics, anthropology, and more. Bryan Alexander - EdTech futurist with an enormous body of dedicated work highly relevant to today’s educators. Clayton Christensen Institute - Nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton Christensen. The Conversation – Publisher committed to information transparency and credibility. Authors are only allowed to write on a subject in which they have proven expertise. Edge - Online version of “The Reality Club” and as a living document on the Web to display the activities of “The Third Culture.” Freedom from Religion Foundation - Promotes nontheism and defends the constitutional separation between religion and government. Future of Life Institute - Catalyzes and supports research and initiatives for safeguarding life and developing optimistic visions of the future, including positive ways for humanity to steer its own course considering new technologies and challenges. Futurity - Features the latest discoveries by scientists at top research universities in the US, UK, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The nonprofit site is supported solely by its university partners. Gapminder  - An independent Swedish foundation that fights devastating misconceptions about global development. Generation Project -  Examines how major trends in work, housing, and demographics around the world are impacting life now and for generations to come. Goodnet – Connects people around the world with opportunities for doing good. Writers and editors have eyes and ears across the world of good doing – from volunteering, charity work, microfunding and green tech, water conservation, collaborative consumption and mindful living. Goodreads - Another favorite site, for readers and book recommendations, with a mission to help people find and share books they love. Greater Good Magazine -  Turns scientific research into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and a more compassionate society, published by UC Berkeley. Library of Congress - Search millions of items in many formats and languages. Explore a growing treasury of digital materials. Literary Hub  - An organizing principle in the service of literary culture, a single, trusted, daily source for all the news, ideas and richness of contemporary literary life. Longreads - In-depth investigative pieces, profiles, interviews, commentary, book reviews, audio stories, and personal essays. The National Book Review – An online journal created by people who love books for people who love them. A forum for the discussion of books and ideas, the National Book Review calls attention to some of the best new books. New World Library - Publishes books and audios that inspire and challenge us to improve the quality of our lives and our world. New York Times Science section - Awesome site with the following sections: climate, space & cosmos, health, trilobites, sciencetake, and outthere. Next City  - A nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world. Next Draft - Each morning, Dave Pell visits about 75 news sites, and from that swirling nightmare of information quicksand, he plucks the top ten most fascinating items of the day. Not Impossible Labs – Founded on the principle of Technology for the Sake of Humanity, a one-of-a-kind, award-winning technology incubator and content studio dedicated to changing the world through technology and story.  Our World in Data  - Online publication that shows how living conditions are changing. The aim is to give a global overview and to show changes over the very long run, so that we can see where we are coming from and where we are today. Ozan Varol -  Rocket scientist turned bestselling author and award- winning law professor explains how extraordinary thinking produces extraordinary results. Pew Research Center - A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. Conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. ProPublica - Independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Digs deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust. RetroReport - Growing series of over 175 short documentaries that tell the history behind the news. Skeptic - Quarterly journal that exames a wide variety of social, scientifica, and pseudoscientific controversies. Smithsonian Magazine – Reports on the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution -- science, history, art, popular culture and innovation -- and chronicling them every day for a diverse readership. Treehugger – A leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic and strives to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. Truth in Advertising -  Nonprofit whose mission is to be the go-to online resource dedicated to empowering consumers to protect themselve and one another against fake advertising and deceptive marketing. UnDark - A non-profit, editorially independent digital magazine exploring the intersection of science and society. USA Facts – A data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society. WIRED - An essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant transformation. The WIRED conversation illuminates how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. WORLD Channel - Devoted to telling stories that humanize complex issues, WORLD shares the best of public media in news, documentaries, and fact-based informational programming that helps us understand conflicts, movements and cultures that may be distinct from your own. Yuval Noah Harari - Bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.
Publishers (miscellaneous) Partial list of our favorite publishers that are not aging-specific. (There are many more we’ll be adding over time.)
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“Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.”   - Tom Stoppard
Publishers (miscellaneous) Partial list of our favorite publishers that are not aging-specific. (There are many more that we’ll be addng over time.)
Aeon - Publishes information from university research groups, university presses and other selected cultural organizations. American Communities Project - Uses data and reporting to study the cultural, socioeconomic and political changes that are remaking the country at the local level using 15 types of counties. Big History - 13.5 billion years of history online. A free, supercharged social studies curriculum. Brainpickings - A favorite site full of articles spanning art, science, psychology, design, philosophy, history, politics, anthropology, and more. Bryan Alexander - EdTech futurist with an enormous body of dedicated work highly relevant to today’s educators. Clayton Christensen Institute - Nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton Christensen. The Conversation – Publisher committed to information transparency and credibility. Authors are only allowed to write on a subject in which they have proven expertise. Edge - Online version of “The Reality Club” and as a living document on the Web to display the activities of “The Third Culture.” Freedom from Religion Foundation - Promotes nontheism and defends the constitutional separation between religion and government. Future of Life Institute - Catalyzes and supports research and initiatives for safeguarding life and developing optimistic visions of the future, including positive ways for humanity to steer its own course considering new technologies and challenges. Futurity - Features the latest discoveries by scientists at top research universities in the US, UK, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The nonprofit site is supported solely by its university partners. Gapminder  - An independent Swedish foundation that fights devastating misconceptions about global development. Generation Project -  Examines how major trends in work, housing, and demographics around the world are impacting life now and for generations to come. Goodnet – Connects people around the world with opportunities for doing good. Writers and editors have eyes and ears across the world of good doing – from volunteering, charity work, microfunding and green tech, water conservation, collaborative consumption and mindful living. Goodreads - Another favorite site, for readers and book recommendations, with a mission to help people find and share books they love. Greater Good Magazine -  Turns scientific research into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and a more compassionate society, published by UC Berkeley. Library of Congress - Search millions of items in many formats and languages. Explore a growing treasury of digital materials. Literary Hub  - An organizing principle in the service of literary culture, a single, trusted, daily source for all the news, ideas and richness of contemporary literary life. Longreads - In-depth investigative pieces, profiles, interviews, commentary, book reviews, audio stories, and personal essays. The National Book Review – An online journal created by people who love books for people who love them. A forum for the discussion of books and ideas, the National Book Review calls attention to some of the best new books. New World Library - Publishes books and audios that inspire and challenge us to improve the quality of our lives and our world. New York Times Science section - Awesome site with the following sections: climate, space & cosmos, health, trilobites, sciencetake, and outthere. Next City  - A nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world. Next Draft - Each morning, Dave Pell visits about 75 news sites, and from that swirling nightmare of information quicksand, he plucks the top ten most fascinating items of the day. Not Impossible Labs – Founded on the principle of Technology for the Sake of Humanity, a one-of-a-kind, award-winning technology incubator and content studio dedicated to changing the world through technology and story.  Our World in Data  - Online publication that shows how living conditions are changing. The aim is to give a global overview and to show changes over the very long run, so that we can see where we are coming from and where we are today. Ozan Varol -  Rocket scientist turned bestselling author and award-winning law professor explains how extraordinary thinking produces extraordinary results. Pew Research Center - A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. Conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. ProPublica - Independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Digs deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust. RetroReport - Growing series of over 175 short documentaries that tell the history behind the news. Skeptic - Quarterly journal that exames a wide variety of social, scientifica, and pseudoscientific controversies. Smithsonian Magazine – Reports on the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution -- science, history, art, popular culture and innovation -- and chronicling them every day for a diverse readership. Treehugger – A leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic and strives to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. Truth in Advertising -  Nonprofit whose mission is to be the go-to online resource dedicated to empowering consumers to protect themselve and one another against fake advertising and deceptive marketing. UnDark - A non-profit, editorially independent digital magazine exploring the intersection of science and society. USA Facts – A data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society. WIRED - An essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant transformation. The WIRED conversation illuminates how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. WORLD Channel - Devoted to telling stories that humanize complex issues, WORLD shares the best of public media in news, documentaries, and fact-based informational programming that helps us understand conflicts, movements and cultures that may be distinct from your own. Yuval Noah Harari - Bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.