people power

Do you know why Amnesty International, the non-governmental organization that campaigns for human rights for all and fights injustice in the world, was formed? It was founded because one man appealed for justice for individuals sent to prison for simply having expressed their opinions. Other individuals or groups have also acted on a small scale […]

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, most commonly known simply as the Appalachian Trail or AT, is the “longest hiking-only footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,190 miles.” As many as 3,000 people attempt to hike the entire trail each year, which takes between 5 and 7 months. Yet only 1 in 4 actually succeed in walking […]

Mina Guli completes 200 marathons

This woman is truly remarkable. She is Mina Guli, an Australian businesswoman active in the environmental sector and CEO of Thirst. The Thirst Foundation is a non-profit organization “focused on delivering groundbreaking action on water.” How has Mina captured attention and delivered that action? By running marathons. In 2016, she completed 40 marathons in 40 […]

Woman's Medical College

To commemorate International Women’s Day this March 8th, here’s a photo taken in 1885 of three women who graduated from the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1850, this school was one of the earliest universities in the world to train women to be medical doctors. According to the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia: “The […]

Female climbers have often faced enormous obstacles as mountaineers. But despite the difficulties she encountered, the first Everest female summiteer, Junko Tabei, epitomizes all that is remarkable in a successful, talented climber of any sex. Her impressive climbing accomplishments include the Everest summit, but that was just one of her many extraordinary feats. Committed mountaineers […]

Mark Pollock is a motivational speaker, explorer and author. In 2016, The Good Times highlighted his efforts to help find a cure for paralysis. He himself is paralyzed from the waist down as the result of a fall from a second-storey window in 2010 and he’s been blind since 1998 when his retinas became detached.  […]

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict that started in 2014 has become a grave humanitarian catastrophe the likes of which Europe hasn’t seen since the Second World War. Triggered by Russia, the war took a much more violent turn at the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, launched on February 24, 2022. With an estimated 5 million refugees, […]

Australian businesswoman and marathoner Mina Guli is on another mission. The Good Times already featured her incredible accomplishments in 2016 as the Wonder Woman for Water. She is addressing the world’s water crisis through her non-profit, Thirst Foundation, and to bring attention to this issue, on LinkedIn she attests to having “run 100s of marathons […]

Ada Lovelace is largely credited with having written the first computer algorithm. She is also recognized as being the first to understand how a mechanical calculator could actually be used for computing, how it “might act upon other things besides number.” Born from the union between poet Lord Byron and mathematician Anne Isabella Milbanke in […]

Selma Burke (1900-1995) is credited with being the artist behind US President Franklin Roosevelt’s image on the American ten-cent coin. One of the most notable sculptors of the 20th century, she was also a painter and art teacher. Burke first started sculpting small objects and animals with white clay from a riverbed near her home […]