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What Lipstick and High Heels Taught Me About Friendship What Lipstick and High Heels Taught Me About Friendship
by Shannon Hayes
Heather and I were like oil and water. We made polite conversation but couldn’t find a single thing in common. But slowly over time, a friendship has grown.
Four Paths to a More Compassionate Patriotism Four Paths to a More Compassionate Patriotism
by Jeremy Adam Smith
Can one celebrate the Fourth of July without hating and fearing other countries?
Making Hurricane Preparedness Fun...and Delicious Making Hurricane Preparedness Fun...and Delicious
by Chuck Collins
The Jamaica Plain New Economy transition town has found that pie parties are a good way to get more people interested in disaster preparedness.
Why Rain and Cold Can’t Stop Our Family Farm Why Rain and Cold Can’t Stop Our Family Farm
by Shannon Hayes
Selling food in the freezing rain is not my favorite thing. But seeing my customers come out in the bad weather reminded me of why of do this work.
How Afternoon French Lessons Turned Friends into Family How Afternoon French Lessons Turned Friends into Family
by Shannon Hayes
I was afraid of being judged by a neighbor who began giving free French lessons to my kids. But the worries melted away as our friendship grew deeper.
What’s Love Got to Do with the Apocalypse? We Asked This Group of Young Leaders What’s Love Got to Do with the Apocalypse? We Asked This Group of Young Leaders
by Sarah van Gelder
On life, leadership, and the future in an age of catastrophic change.
“Modified Social Benches”: An Experiment in Outdoor Socializing “Modified Social Benches”: An Experiment in Outdoor Socializing
by Cat Johnson
An installation of creatively shaped benches in Belgium pushes the edge of urban sit-ability.
Love Your Books? 4 Ways to Share Them With Others Love Your Books? 4 Ways to Share Them With Others
by Fabien Tepper, Signe Predmore
From mobile libraries to tiny libraries, how to get others to read the books you love.
For Thriving Public Spaces, Just Add Seating For Thriving Public Spaces, Just Add Seating
by Jonathan Rowe
Could it be as simple as that? Author Jonathan Rowe thought so, and tried it out in his own hometown.
An Oasis of Community and Support for Latina Moms An Oasis of Community and Support for Latina Moms
by Sena Christian
In California, many Latina moms find themselves cut off by domestic responsibilities and language barriers. But with the help of trusted mentors, they’re learning new skills and strengthening their support networks.
Green Housing: In Buffalo, It's Not Just for Rich People Anymore Green Housing: In Buffalo, It's Not Just for Rich People Anymore
by Mark Andrew Boyer
Can we build sustainable housing that's affordable, too? The city of Buffalo did, and created a community jobs pipeline in the process. Here's what can happen when neighborhoods take the lead.
Oakland Youth Swap Fast Food for Fresh Food Oakland Youth Swap Fast Food for Fresh Food
by YES! online staff
Video: A group of young people in West Oakland are taking control of what they eat and using pedal power to bring local groceries to produce-strapped communities.
People We Love: David Feld People We Love: David Feld
by Fabien Tepper
Designing nonviolent ways for humans and animals to live in harmony—in the city.
People We Love: Leia Lewis Henderson People We Love: Leia Lewis Henderson
by Laura Beans
Nurturing African-American culture through gardening.
Food or Ethanol? Why Farmers Shouldn’t Give in to Monocrops Food or Ethanol? Why Farmers Shouldn’t Give in to Monocrops
by Shannon Hayes
It’s a good time to be in farming if you like to grow corn. It’s a tough time if you see yourself as a steward of the land. Shannon Hayes on why growers pressured by corn-heavy markets should hold out for crops that nourish the Earth.
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