Why a Talking Puppet Is Teaching Kids an Endangered Language
by Tristan Ahtone
Half of indigenous languages worldwide are expected to disappear by the next century. Can children’s television programming curb that?
Divest From Prisons, Invest in People—What Justice for Black Lives Really Looks Like
by Liza Bayless
Instead of addressing the roots of drug addiction, mental illness, and poverty, we’ve come to accept policing and incarceration as catch-all solutions. It’s time for a change.
6 Ways to Make Our Money Bring Us More Happiness
by Kira M. Newman
What if we defined wise spending in terms of the happiness that it brings? Research shows certain spending can bring us closer to others.
We Need Young Farmers, and Colleges Can Help
by Chelsey Simpson
The documentary Occupy the Farm shows the positive impact universities could have if they leveraged their resources to create more farms and farmers.
The School That Put Local, Healthy, and Homemade on the Lunch Menu
by Kaylee Domzalski
When the school district pulled out, parents at a Eugene, Ore., charter school stepped in to reinvent how lunch is done.
Strangers Become Family at This Multigenerational Housing Project
by Kim Eckart
A unique affordable-housing community supports both foster families and elders who might be looking for a few extra grandchildren.
The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America
by Melissa Hellmann
Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own.
A Mom’s Plea for Library Books Brought in 15,000—And Transformed Her Small Town
by Jane Braxton Little
Lit lovers from all over the country—including authors Sherman Alexie and Neil Gaiman—sent books to reopen the rural school library.
Sorry, Trump: So Many Reasons to Welcome Immigrants
by Manuel Pastor, Magaly N. Lopez
Why cities across the country are rejecting xenophobia: They know the economic and social value of newcomers.
Thinking of Moving? Why Staying Put Could Make You Happier
by Kira M. Newman
A new book explores what it means to settle down and love where you live.
Celebrate the Urban Wilderness Right Where You Live
by Shelley McEuen
Throughout the country there are revitalization efforts to bring back to life long-neglected urban wild areas.
Three Things That Matter Most in Youth and Old Age
by Nancy Hill
A photographer explores what’s important when you’ve lived fewer than seven years or more than seven decades.
More Diversity in the Workforce Starts With Education
by Lornet Turnbull
A Seattle-area school aims to better prepare Black and Latino students for careers in math and science through its unique program.
Germany Announces Revolutionary Bike Highway
by Kelly McCartney
The country will soon unveil a massive bike path linking 10 cities and four universities within its borders.
Zuni Tribe Returns to Sacred Ceremony to Strengthen Community
by Michael J. Dax
The Southwest tribe is rebuilding sacred buildings critical for teaching Zuni youth the pueblo’s core values of community and devotion to collective prosperity.