Reasons to be Cheerful is an editorial project dedicated to “stories of hope, rooted in evidence.” A project spearheaded by David Byrne of Talking Heads fame, Reasons to be Cheerful reports stories that “balance a sense of healthy optimism with journalistic rigor, and find cause for hope.”
So About What I Said
When trolls told Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome sufferer Melissa Blake that she was too ugly to post photos on the internet, she responded with selfies — and they went viral. On her blog, she talks about disabilities, lifestyle, and pop culture.
As more and more national magazines and website consolidate into big media groups, regional journalists are keeping the investigative and creative fires stoked — like Belt, “a digital publication by and for the Rust Belt and greater Midwest.”
Intifooda: Rediscovering Palestinian Cuisine
Saveur Blog Award finalist Intifooda is a recipe blog by two friends — Rasha S and Rasha K — dedicated to archiving and preserving traditional Palestinian cuisine.
Southern Fried Science
At Southern Fried Science, explore videos and articles by a team of marine and environmental experts on conservation and the challenges our oceans face.
Home Is a Mug of Coffee
“Just like the countless options on my office’s hot drinks machine, I fell in love with a fresh sense of possibility — that there was more than one way to live my life.” In this illustrated longread, Candace Rose Rardon reflects on coffee, life, and finding herself, no matter where she is in the world.Unleashed in Paris
As a semi-professional dog walker in Paris, artist and expat Kate Gavino has found a comfortable way to learn French.Simon’s Cat
Simon’s Cat is the adorable, mischievous cat of British animator and illustrator Simon Tofield. On his official website, you’ll find his blog, films, and information about projects and merchandise, like books, games, and comic strips.
Okonjima Nature Reserve: The African Cat Experience
“There she was. Amali. In all her splendor.” At Big Tiny World Travel, Brianna recounts her adventure searching for big cats in Namibia’s Okonjima Nature Reserve.Scott London Photography
Scott London is a San Francisco-based photographer whose work has been published in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, the Atlantic, National Geographic Traveler, and more. He is well-known for his photography from Burning Man gatherings over the past decade.Discovering a WooCommerce Business: PHLEARN
The CEO of PHLEARN, a tutorial site for Photoshop and Lightroom, discusses its evolution from a YouTube channel to a successful company with editorial staff.