Melinda Gates Gives Us a Lift

2019-05-29T11:54:57-07:00Books, People|

Melinda Gates is busier than you. “With what?” you might ask. Oh, nothing too crazy. She just happens to co-chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable organization. And to all the hats she wears -- philanthropist, businesswoman, global advocate for women and girls -- she’s just added a new [...]

5 Reasons to Celebrate International Women’s Day

2019-03-08T14:42:25-08:00Books, Movies|

International Women's Day is celebrated every year on March 8. Here are 11 reasons why this day continues to be an important, positive event that's deserving of the support of every thinking individual. Great art by women is great art, period. To settle any possible doubt on that score, pick a book, any [...]

How to Live Like a Viking

2019-02-20T11:29:26-08:00Books, Movies, People, Places, TV Shows|

It’s all very well to say “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade;” very few of us are Beyonce enough to actually squeeze the juice out of our misfortune. When misfortune struck Ian Sharpe in his professional life, compounding a feeling of doom wrought by the political climate in the United States and [...]

The Likewise Guide to Valentine’s Day

2019-02-06T11:42:50-08:00Books, Movies, Places, Restaurants, TV Shows|

Oh the places we'll go for the people we love! In the run-up to Valentine's day, the Likewise community shared their top romantic destinations. If it's too late to make it there by Valentine's day, maybe you can plan the trip to show them you care, or save it for an awesome future [...]

Celebrating Black History Month

2019-02-01T11:38:14-08:00Books, Movies|

February is Black History Month, a great opportunity to focus on African American contributions to the American story, African American struggles, and the beauty, art, and talent of African American people. At Likewise, we've compiled watch lists of Award-Winning Movies, great books to read during Black History Month, and books especially for young [...]

Toward Justice

2019-01-21T13:36:57-08:00Books, Movies, Podcasts, TV Shows|

The birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is an opportunity to remember that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." To that end, we recommend: Woke TV Shows  contributed by one of our brilliant users Movies That Pass the Bechdel Test, in which two women talk to [...]

Likewiser to Know: Bill Gates

2019-03-04T13:27:40-08:00Books, Movies, TV Shows|

Bill Gates has been with Likewise right from the beginning, and he's a favorite on the app. Likewisers enjoy getting insight into what the inspirational tech and social entrepreneur likes to watch with his wife Melinda, who his favorite actor might be, and how he manages to endure long-haul flights. Warren Buffet has [...]

What We Liked Most in 2018: Top 6 Everything and More

2018-12-31T13:54:49-08:00Books, Movies, Podcasts, TV Shows|

Likewise is where the good things live. Like our Top 6 most-recommended movies, shows, books, and podcasts. Check out the full list of Likewisers' favorite books of 2018. And these underrated movies. Likewisers enjoyed sharing their faves, like these podcasts recommended by Sorelle Hardin. Bill and Melinda Gates were the most-liked people on Likewise, and shared [...]

The Best of the Best Book Lists


It's that time of year - 'Best of' lists abound. There are more algorithms in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in anyone's philosophy, but to us at Likewise, the recommendations of friends have greater value than the opinions of editors, the star ratings of retailers, or human-free formulae. Likewisers Bill Gates [...]