How Aziz Ansari Helped Me Embrace My “Otherhood”
by Rupa ShenoyDec 11, 2015
- Movies and TV shows are like the mirror American society looks into to understand itself. I didn’t see myself in that reflection until Aziz Ansari’s show, Master of None.
Love in the Time of Mania: Six Ways Americans Are Defying Islamophobia
by Nur LaljiDec 11, 2015
- If you watch the news, you'd think anti-Muslim hysteria is everywhere. Thankfully, that's not true.
Latinos Live Longest Despite Poverty. Here’s Their Secret
by Jasmine AguileraDec 08, 2015
- U.S. Hispanics who pass down a tradition of food, family, and healing are healthier. But can they sustain that as generations become more assimilated?
Maintaining Real Relationships in the Digital World
by Miles SchneidermanDec 08, 2015
- Social media has become a fundamental part of my life. As an American in 2015, I am the rule, not the exception. So what does healthy use of these sites look like?
Why Manning Up Is the Worst Thing to Do
by Mark GreeneDec 03, 2015
- Can we cure the toxicity of male trauma and the resulting illnesses it creates?
REI Will #OptOutside on Black Friday. Can It Change Retail (and the Economy)?
by Parag Rajendra KhandharNov 24, 2015
- All 143 REI stores will be closed on Black Friday. But what more can the co-op do to live up to its values and transform the conversation in the United States?
How College Students Are Resisting the Mental-Illness Stigma
by Donna JackelNov 24, 2015
- Student-led organizations are bringing mental illness into the light to lower the suicide rates of young people.
Video: How to Use What You Don’t Know to Your Advantage
by Liz PleasantNov 20, 2015
- Is intelligence really all it's cracked up to be? Author John Lloyd explains the value of ignorance.
First Openly Gay Country Singer Shares Advice His Dad Gave Him as a Teen
by Liz PleasantNov 06, 2015
- The lead singer for Lavender Country, the first openly gay country band, shares the touching advice he received from his father.
A Quarter of Pakistani Girls Are Married Before They’re 18. This Film Shows What That Feels Like
by Christopher Zumski FinkeNov 04, 2015
- In her directorial debut, Afia Nathaniel brings the reality of Pakistan's child bride crisis to American audiences.
Where Have Our Corpses Gone? How America's Death Phobia May Be Hurting Us
by Liz PleasantOct 30, 2015
- Los Angeles-based mortician Caitlin Doughty talks about America’s tendency to keep dead bodies out of sight, and how that may be bad for our families and communities.
How Creative Finance Launched Worker-Owned Co-ops In Post-Sandy New York
by Araz HachadourianOct 29, 2015
- Half of small businesses don’t make it past the first five years, and owners lose everything trying to pay off the loans. The Working World lets co-ops stabilize before repayment even begins.
10 Kids' Halloween Costumes Inspired By Rad American Women, From Angela Davis to Patti Smith
by Kate SchatzOct 20, 2015
- At a time when GOP candidates can barely name an important woman from history, these Rad American Women of Halloween are a great way to have fun and educate others.
Take a Walk: 11 Ways to Build the Healthy Habit
by Jay WalljasperOct 16, 2015
- Walking might just be the easiest way to get in daily exercise. Here are a few ways to make the practice even easier.
Researchers Say Watching Movies Helps You Work Your Empathy Muscle
by Christopher Zumski FinkeOct 14, 2015
- Can something as simple as watching movies—and empathizing with fictional characters—help generate more compassion and understanding in the real world?