Formerly known as Ode, The Intelligent Optimist just wants to make the world a better place. The San Francisco-based mag, which started as a Dutch publication, is wide open to freelancers with the right ideas.

“[The magazine] is about positive news, about the people and ideas that are changing our world for the better,” said associate editor Elleke Bal.

Its reader base includes a community of people who are passionate about innovative technology, sustainability, health and spirituality, nutrition and personal growth. Bal explained, “We tell the stories that need to be heard, because they are improving our world.”

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