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Families & Homes

Place, community, and the people we love.

What the Outside Can Do for the Inside What the Outside Can Do for the Inside
by Stuart Glascock, Paige Grant, Chris Hann
Family, community, and the world of ideas help prisoners cope and prepare for life after incarceration. Eight outreach programs that make a difference.
To Save Our Cities, Put Children First To Save Our Cities, Put Children First
by Jason McLennan
What’s the universal design principle that can make our cities great? Kid-friendliness, says architect Jason McLennan.
Can You Be a Radical Homemaker With an Unsupportive Partner? Can You Be a Radical Homemaker With an Unsupportive Partner?
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: What happens when one member of a couple wants to live a new kind of life—but the other doesn't?
Fatherhood Confronts Climate Change Fatherhood Confronts Climate Change
by Anna Fahey
Book Review: Environmental journalist Mark Hertsgaard's "Hot" describes what life will be like for his daughter's generation.
Farming Careers for Young Veterans Farming Careers for Young Veterans
by Robert Mellinger
Soldiers returning to a bleak job market grow a new set of skills.
Census Data Shows More Multiracial Americans Census Data Shows More Multiracial Americans
by Oliver Lazenby
With nine million multiracial Americans, the nation has come a long way.
Why Punish Pain? Why Punish Pain?
by Gabor Maté
A hit of compassion could keep drugs from becoming a crime problem.
Renouncing, Reclaiming, Rebuilding: The 3 Steps of Radical Homemaking Renouncing, Reclaiming, Rebuilding: The 3 Steps of Radical Homemaking
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes on the process of replacing the “givens” of mainstream life with more resilient ways of living.
The Night I Forgave My Daughter’s Killer The Night I Forgave My Daughter’s Killer
by Marietta Jaeger-Lane, as told to Lynsi Burton
How a grieving mother put compassion before vengeance, and found closure along the way.
Obama’s Sister: What Our Mother Taught Us Obama’s Sister: What Our Mother Taught Us
by Fran Korten
Maya Soetoro-Ng reflects on her childhood with brother Barack, her own family and children, and how to keep everyone connected.
The Locked Gate: Standing Up for My Brother, Troy Davis, on Death Row The Locked Gate: Standing Up for My Brother, Troy Davis, on Death Row
by Martina Davis-Correia, as told to Jen Marlowe
My brother and I don't always agree, but I defend his innocence, and I'll never walk out on him again.
Voices of Compassion Voices of Compassion
Personal stories of life beyond bars.
Radical Homemaking: It’s Not a Competition Radical Homemaking: It’s Not a Competition
by Shannon Hayes
When it comes to ecological living, there's always someone who's doing it better. So what?
Saying Goodbye: What Do We Teach Kids about Death? Saying Goodbye: What Do We Teach Kids about Death?
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: When we shelter ourselves and our kids from the realities of death, what else might we be sacrificing?
“Our Family Isn't So Different” “Our Family Isn't So Different”
Video: The 19-year-old son of two women testifies eloquently against Iowa's effort to ban same-sex marriage.
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