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Article How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons
After decades of exclusion, home care workers are finally covered by federal minimum wage laws. Anyone who works for social change can learn from how they did it.
Located in People Power
Article Immigrant Detainees' Hunger Strike Targets Legal "Grey Area"
A hunger strike in a Washington state detention facility draws attention to a facility where most U.S. laws don't apply.
Located in Peace & Justice
Article Keystone XL Decision: Obama's Last Chance to Fulfill Climate Promises?
A presidential block of Keystone XL could help reset the international negotiations that Obama allowed to go aground at Copenhagen.
Located in Planet
Article Less than 2 Percent of Carpenters Are Women—Meet the Master Builder Working to Change That
Maria Klemperer-Johnson is getting women ready for a growing and high-paying field by teaching them to build eco-friendly tiny homes.
Located in New Economy
Article Lessons from a Pay-It-Forward Restaurant: The Importance of Gratitude
At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for—and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transformative power of gratitude.
Located in Happiness
Article Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost
As final results come in for Initiative 522, advocates of GMO labeling are saying we need to change the system, not just the supermarket.
Located in Planet
Article Pro-Coal Kids' Pages Pulled from Government Site as Public Pressure Increases
Two sections that essentially told kids that coal was safe and good for the environment disappeared today from the website of a state agency in Illinois.
Located in Planet
Article Six Ways to Stay Warm without Central Heating
Whether you’re looking for ways to save a few bucks or to be kinder to the environment, these are some fun tips to fight the cold.
Located in Planet
Article The “Twilight” Manifesto: What Pop Culture Gets Wrong—and Right—About Masculinity
Blockbuster series like Twilight have left their mark on a generation of girls, but what message are they sending boys? Here are a few to look out for.
Located in Happiness
Article The Economy of Smallness: Making Economic Exchange a Loving Human Interaction
Philadelphia restauranteur and local economies movement leader Judy Wicks on making good and doing good.
Located in Issues / The Human Cost of Stuff
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