Mysterious Uptick in the Search for Positivity

What We Google When We Google Love

Internet searches for positive emotions and behaviors are increasing; searches for negative emotions are staying flat. We don’t know why, but we know people are searching for what’s good in humanity.


Social Justice in Dramatic Action

Gay students graduate openly at military academies

Gay students at America’s military service academies wrapped up the first year when they no longer had to hide their sexual orientation, benefiting from the end of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy that used to bar them from seemingly ordinary activities like taking their partners openly to graduation events.

Get Your Minimum Daily Requirement of Beauty

Meanwhile, at a gorge in Slovenia . . .


The Myth of Increasing Violence

Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.


Almost More Beauty Than You Can Bear

“Sacred Earth”: Short time-lapse film of the most beautiful place I know.

After six years of filming some of the most iconic vistas and architecture on the planet, filmmaker Sean F. White combined his footage into Terra Sacra, a visual diary of his travels to some of Earth’s jaw-dropping locales.


An Upgrade in the Fight for Social Justice

One of the biggest companies on the planet makes a formal commitment to help decriminalize homosexuality and eliminate homophobia throughout the world.

At Google, we encourage people to bring their whole selves to work. In our more than 70 offices around the world, we’re committed to cultivating a work environment where Googlers can be themselves and thrive. Legalise Love is our drive to ensure that all of our employees have the same inclusive experience outside of the office as they do at work.


You’ve Got to Know Where to Look

21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity