8 Strategies for Confronting Hate (That Don’t Involve a Safety Pin)
by Elizabeth SvobodaDec 02, 2016
- Everyday heroism like standing up for someone in trouble means pushing past your own fear. Here's how to do so with caution and courage.
How Creative Repurposing of Industrial Scrap Is Holding Off a Neighborhood’s Gentrification
by Amanda AbramsNov 24, 2016
- 25-year old Scrap Exchange partners with Durham, North Carolina, residents to build an innovative arts district.
How to Attempt Racial Healing—Even During a Trump Presidency
by Zenobia JeffriesNov 21, 2016
- America’s past truth and reconciliation processes show us what works.
How Cities Can Protect People Threatened By Trumpism
by Arun GuptaNov 11, 2016
- Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.
How to Find the Good in This Nasty Election Cycle
by Kelly McGonigalNov 08, 2016
- Four ways to turn election stress into courage and compassion.
Half of All Indigenous Languages Are Disappearing. Inside the Rush to Save Them
by Tristan AhtoneOct 21, 2016
- Of 194 languages remaining in North America, nearly 63 percent are spoken only by adults or elders. That’s why children's television programming is key.
Divest From Prisons, Invest in People—What Justice for Black Lives Really Looks Like
by Liza BaylessOct 11, 2016
- 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. NewmanOct 08, 2016
- 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 SimpsonOct 07, 2016
- 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 DomzalskiOct 03, 2016
- 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 EckartSep 25, 2016
- 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 HellmannSep 22, 2016
- 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 LittleSep 19, 2016
- 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. LopezSep 15, 2016
- 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. NewmanAug 08, 2016
- A new book explores what it means to settle down and love where you live.