The Goods / July 19, 2017

Party time

We made it to 25.

Welcome to Wednesday!

Can you believe it? If we were married, this would be our silver anniversary.

This is our 25th issue!

We’re so happy to have you spend some time with us every week.

This week we’re getting into mentoring and taking back control of our health — after all, it’s all we’ve really got.

Those eyes

Have seen a lot of love.

Daquan J. Oliver’s mother (much like many single moms out there) worked very hard to raise him to be a caring, responsible young man.

That’s why today, he’s working hard to give it all back to other kids, just like him.

Over 432

To be exact. And that number keeps on growing.

Daquan is a helluva hard working guy who, at the age of 14, promised himself that he’d help children living in low-income communities (much like himself), one day, make it up the socioeconomic ladder of life.

Sweet buddy system

His nonprofit initiative, WeThrive, pairs up college / university students with high school students from low-income communities.

Together, the mentors and peers work for a one year period (after school style) on entrepreneurial projects like creating their own ventures, earning revenues, then donating them to other nonprofits.

Along the way, the high school kids learn valuable life skills like public speaking and personal finance. The things they’ll need to increase their confidence and self-worth.

The concept is so simple and so beautiful.

That’s why WeWork (a company focused on helping people make a life, not a living) recently spotted WeThrive a solid runway of $180K to spread the love and inspire more children to take charge of their destiny.

Mama Daquan must be so proud 💗


Do you know this guy?

His name is Kip Andersen and makes documentary films. The kind that make you reconsider your life choices.

His focus is food.

The first film he produced (with the help of a Kickstarter campaign), Cowspiracy, was good. And his latest flick, What The Health is very good. (P.S. it’s on Netflix.)

The Review

We must admit, watching What The Health left us a little disappointed. Not to mention quite disappointed with the big “health” organizations we once thought were our friends.

Once Kip started digging deeper into what they’re doing to help prevent (preventable) diseases, it became pretty obvious that they’re not really good at it.

You had one job

Imagine you hire a dude to be the security guard for your bank’s vault. He’s a big, intimidating looking guy, but he leaves the vault wide open all the while he is heads down on his phone scrolling Insta.

Eventually, you’re gonna get robbed…and probably by his buddies.

And so, if we keep listening to the recommendations of these “health” organizations, eventually, we’re gonna get sick — and get robbed of our health.

Also, given the fact that there’s a ménage à trois going on between the government, big pharma and the food industry, no one is really helping us out.

Sad face.

You are what you eat

For all of you who aren’t living off Soylent, food does play a pretty big part in your life, so it’s important to know more about the truth about what goes into your mouth.

We know, we know. Not another health food documentary. But you know what? We want you to be reading The Goods for years to come :)

So ya, we’re gonna push what we believe in — healthy and happy readers.

Bon appetito and bon cinéma!

🍎 + 🎥


So what do you think?

We gave you 2 stories instead of our normal 3. Do you like the shorter format? Let us know. We want to make you happy.

Also, here’s some good music for your July speakers.

Turn it up.

Much love. All the love ❤️️️

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