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.
Beautiful News Daily - A collection of good news, positive trends,
uplifting statistics and facts — all beautifully visualized by
Information is Beautiful.
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
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.
Closer To Truth - Resource-rich website features over 4,000 video
interviews with world-renowned scientists and philosophers
searching the vital ideas of existence.
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
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.
Global Voices - an international and multilingual community of
bloggers, journalists, translators, academics, and human rights
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
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.
Hurry Slowly - Podcast about how you can be more productive,
creative, and resilient through the simple act of slowing down.
Ideapod - Learning platform inspires vistors to build an authentic
connection with their creativity so they can bring ideas to life, live life
on their own terms and make a constructive contribution to the
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
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
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
Radiolab - Podcasts devoted to investigating a strange world. The
show has an archive of hundreds of episodes and has toured in sold
out shows nationwide.
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
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
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.
Partial list of our favorite publishers that are not aging-specific.
(There are many more we’ll be adding over time.)
“Age is a very
high price to pay
- Tom Stoppard