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How "Giftivism" Helped Turn a Tough Oakland Street Into a Close-Knit Community
by Michelle Mooreposted Aug 15, 2014
- “What if we, in this neighborhood of physical and structural violence, look for the light ... and amplify it?”
Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness)
by Richard Schiffmanposted Aug 13, 2014
- For the sages of ancient India, sex and romance were just the first few steps in a more expansive process of learning to love.
The Neurochemistry Of Empathy, In Claymation
by RISD FAVposted Aug 08, 2014
- Want to understand the science behind empathy? This quick video explains why and when we care.
Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof
by Tom Lawsonposted Aug 08, 2014
- “We want to show that faith doesn't divide Jews, Christians and Muslims, but instead reconciles them.”
The Radical Homemaker Plays “Normal Mom”: A Story in Two Acts
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 06, 2014
- Each year I take a week-long break from radical homemaking to take my kids to camp. It's never easy—and this year was no exception.
A Bike that Stamps Your Message on the Street, and 3 Other Open-Source Tools for Activists
by Molly Ruskposted Aug 06, 2014
- StreetToolbox offers new tools for the political communicator—from a remote controlled car that writes messages in colored sand to a kit that turns your bike into a mobile printing press.
Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm
by Erin McCarleyposted Jul 31, 2014
- Gaskin had a talent for thinking through ways to combine simple living with social engagement. He died on July 1, 2014.
This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart
posted Jul 25, 2014
- A private person by nature, Robina Asti stepped into the limelight after her benefits were denied. Years later, her work helped change the Social Security Administration's policy toward transgender widows.
Empathy and Elephants: What I Learned From Talking to My Kids About Poaching
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 23, 2014
- What at first seemed like a disturbing reaction to an article was all about my kids finding something they could relate to in the story.
Too Many Political T-Shirts? 6 Ways to Repurpose Them
by Christine St. Pierre, Kali Swensonposted Jul 22, 2014
- The messages may be eternal, but T-shirts aren't forever. These DIY projects can give them new life.
Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next?
by Yessenia Funesposted Jul 14, 2014
- The city's mayor says the move will boost cycling in decades to come, creating a greener and more sociable city.
Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe
by Jay Walljasperposted Jul 10, 2014
- To get people on bikes in big numbers, cities are finding that it's essential to separate bike lanes from traffic.
The Radical Homemaker's Guide To Telling Your Kids "No"
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 08, 2014
- As a mother, I have made life choices that can’t always include everything my children want—like hiking the Adirondacks. Here’s how I learned to overcome the guilt.
Learning From Debt: How It Strengthened My Dreams and Brought My Family Closer
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 02, 2014
- The experience of debt can guide us toward different ways of living—like having extended generations share a household—that are both cheaper and more fulfilling.
Four Ways to Build a Bee-Friendly Neighborhood
by Lindsay Williamsonposted Jul 01, 2014
- Concerned neighbors are a common bane of urban beekeepers. But there are ways to sweeten the deal for them.