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Episcopal Church Works on Same-Sex Blessings Episcopal Church Works on Same-Sex Blessings
by Tiffany Ran
The birth of a new rite for gay and lesbian couples.
How To Have An Open Relationship How To Have An Open Relationship
by Jen Angel
Three simple tips for making it work
My Kids Eat Snails My Kids Eat Snails
by Shannon Hayes
Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes: When standardized curricula fall short, food can teach the values I want my kids to learn.
Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse
by Christa Hillstrom
This Halloween, a new breed of activists is coming to your door: They’re costumed, committed, and about four and a half feet tall.
Real Family Values Real Family Values
by Sarah van Gelder
9 progressive policies to support our families.
Sharing the Harvest Sharing the Harvest
by Shannon Hayes
What to do when your apple trees don't produce? Start ringing doorbells, says radical homemaker Shannon Hayes.
Making Sense of the Foreclosure Mess Making Sense of the Foreclosure Mess
by Doug Pibel
Why are mortgage holders suspending foreclosures? And what will happen to homeowners?
People We Love :: Chef Ann Cooper People We Love :: Chef Ann Cooper
by Tiffany Ran
Fighting for healthy school lunches
Raffi: Building A World Fit for Children Raffi: Building A World Fit for Children
by Raffi Cavoukian
A movement to put children’s rights at the center of our collective decisions is taking hold—and it’s good news for adults, too.
Resilient Ideas: A Hand-Built Home Resilient Ideas: A Hand-Built Home
by Sven Eberlein
No fortune? No skills? No problem. How a novice builder used mud–and teamwork–to make a house from scratch.
Resilient Ideas: Reclaim, Repair, Rebuild Resilient Ideas: Reclaim, Repair, Rebuild
by Susan DeFreitas
How the rebuilding boom improves communities, benefits the environment, and even creates jobs.
Movies, My Kids, and Me Movies, My Kids, and Me
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes used movies to give her daughters—and herself—an occasional break. Then they began to take over.
Homeowners’ Rebellion: Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof? Homeowners’ Rebellion: Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof?
by Ellen Brown
The financial juggling that helped cause the 2008 crisis may be coming back to haunt banks—and help homeowners.
On Facing Judgment On Facing Judgment
by Shannon Hayes
Live radically, and you’ll inevitably face the judgment of others. For Shannon Hayes, loving unconditionally is the antidote.
Photo Essay: Building a Handmade Cob House Photo Essay: Building a Handmade Cob House
by YES! online staff
Self-sufficiency does not happen in a day, a week, or even a year. It takes time and effort.
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