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Movies, My Kids, and Me

Movies, My Kids, and Me

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Sep 08, 2010 12:00 PM |

Shannon Hayes used movies to give her daughters—and herself—an occasional break. Then they began to take over.

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Cravings and Compassion on a 10-Mile Diet

Posted by Vicki Robin at Sep 08, 2010 06:05 AM |

Eating within a 10-mile radius of my house makes me really miss certain foods, but there's a lot about normal eating habits I don't miss.

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Good for You? Bad for You?

Posted by Vicki Robin at Sep 06, 2010 12:40 PM |

What's the impact of hyperlocal eating on our health?

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5 Days! (But Who's Counting?)

Posted by Vicki Robin at Sep 05, 2010 05:05 PM |

What I've eaten in my 10-mile diet so far.

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Handmade Butter and Cheese

Posted by Vicki Robin at Sep 04, 2010 05:00 AM |

Without my own cow or goat, the secret to getting dairy products is all about neighborliness.

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The Little Mosque in Medina

The Little Mosque in Medina

Posted by Jamal Rahman at Sep 03, 2010 01:00 PM |

The current flap over the proposed Islamic center-cum-mosque in New York City offers a good opportunity to reflect on the nature and purpose of places of worship.

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Relational Eating

Posted by Vicki Robin at Sep 02, 2010 08:55 PM |

Making today's lunch, I realized: I know everyone who raised this food.

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10-Mile Dieter at a 100-Mile Diet Potluck

10-Mile Dieter at a 100-Mile Diet Potluck

Posted by Vicki Robin at Sep 02, 2010 05:35 AM |

What my neighbors and I learned when we sat down to figure out what food resources we have at hand, and how to fill the gaps.

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Morning Tea on a 10-Mile Diet

Posted by Vicki Robin at Sep 01, 2010 05:45 PM |

Another lesson of 10-mile eating: To get your needs met you have to say what they are, and give your neighbors a chance to help you.

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Five Ways You Can Help Pakistan (and the Rest of Us)

Five Ways You Can Help Pakistan (and the Rest of Us)

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Sep 01, 2010 12:45 PM |

The Pakistani people need our help. Here’s what we can do today, and how to reduce the number of future disasters.

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10-Mile Diet, Minus 2 Hours

Posted by Vicki Robin at Sep 01, 2010 05:15 AM |

Vicki Robin on beginning her 10-mile diet: "Today has felt a bit like being on a conveyor belt heading off a cliff. Or like a prisoner eating her last meal."

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Bankers, Bookies, and Gamblers

Bankers, Bookies, and Gamblers

Posted by David Korten at Aug 30, 2010 01:15 PM |

What is the proper role and social function of a bank? The answer starts with getting the question right.

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On Facing Judgment

On Facing Judgment

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Aug 17, 2010 04:55 PM |

Live radically, and you’ll inevitably face the judgment of others. For Shannon Hayes, loving unconditionally is the antidote.

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Waste Not: Seattle’s Road to Zero Trash

Waste Not: Seattle’s Road to Zero Trash

Posted by Richard Conlin at Aug 16, 2010 03:35 PM |

There’s simply no room for waste in a carbon neutral city. Seattle has a plan to cut its contribution to landfills—and it’s working.

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A Giant Leap for Humankind

A Giant Leap for Humankind

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at Aug 13, 2010 08:55 PM |

The inner work we need requires every bit of the cooperation, imagination, discipline, and hope present in that first step onto the moon.

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Sticking Together in Tough Times

Sticking Together in Tough Times

Posted by Chuck Collins at Aug 10, 2010 04:00 PM |

With more workers facing long-term joblessness, the unemployed are working together for change.

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10 Common Sense Principles for a New Economy

10 Common Sense Principles for a New Economy

Posted by David Korten at Aug 06, 2010 02:25 PM |

It’s time we the people declare our independence from the money-favoring Wall Street economy.

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A Tale of Two Economies

A Tale of Two Economies

Posted by David Korten at Aug 04, 2010 02:30 PM |

David Korten wants your help planning the narration for a new video about our economic choices: Wall Street's phantom wealth vs. the real wealth of a Main Street economy.

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The Right to Housing in Haiti

The Right to Housing in Haiti

Posted by Colette Lespinasse with Beverly Bell at Jul 29, 2010 04:55 PM |

With housing still inadequate more than 6 months after the earthquake, Haiti is witnessing the seeds of a people's movement to demand the human right to housing.

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Leaving It Up To Them

Leaving It Up To Them

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Jul 28, 2010 04:50 PM |

What happens when children raised in radical homes choose the straight and narrow?

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