Video: A Bear and Fox Show Why Empathy Brings Us Closer than Sympathy
Oct 03, 2014
- Empathy involves a deeper connection than sympathy does, and often means sharing a bit of emotional vulnerability.
Melting “Future” Statue Captures a City’s Imagination
Sep 26, 2014
- “By the end of the day The Future will be reduced to a puddle of melt water. But hundreds of people will have engaged with it: touched it, photographed it, talked about it, posted or tweeted about it.”
7 Practical Ideas for Compassionate Communities, From Free College to Debt Relief
by Shannan StollSep 25, 2014
- It's not hard to bring a little more equality into each others' lives.
My Chicken Became a Cat—And Taught Me to Imagine a Happier, Healthier World
by Shannon HayesSep 22, 2014
- If there is one key to making it in a family farm—or in any business that thwarts the trend toward relentless greed and destruction of the planet—it is the ability to believe.
The Key to a Sustainable Future Is Resisting Violence Every Day
by Yessenia FunesSep 17, 2014
- The Nonviolence Handbook teaches that when we exhibit patience and refrain from criticizing others harshly, we're building nonviolent potential.
See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram
by Mary HansenSep 16, 2014
- There’s no better way to celebrate America’s public lands than to visit them. But these Instagram accounts are a nice substitute for times when you can’t.
An Astronomer Explains Why This Is the Best Moment in Cosmic History to Be Alive
by TRBQSep 12, 2014
- A deep look at the stars and their role in our creation makes a welcome break from the news of the day.
This Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Monica Byrne on “The Girl in the Road”
by Christopher Zumski FinkeSep 12, 2014
- A future where India is the major world superpower, gender is flexible, and energy comes from waves? This writer’s version of the near future feels much more real than apocalyptic nightmares we’ve come to dread.
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to the Wonder of Science
by Shannon HayesSep 10, 2014
- I have lived for 40 years, gathered 10 years of higher education, and never before this moment understood the foundation of science.
Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer
by Dana DrugmandSep 05, 2014
- You know the model: Consumers purchase a share of the season’s harvest upfront and get a box of fresh produce each week from the farm. Now you can get your medicine that way too.
The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Friendship and Chocolate Cake
by Shannon HayesSep 04, 2014
- Sure, life goes on even if it is devoid of buttercream. But when it is there, life just seems so perfect—even if you only get to eat buttercream once or twice in a year.
For Walkers and Cyclists, A Swedish Road-Planning Strategy Helps Save Lives
by Jay WalljasperSep 02, 2014
- Utah, Minnesota, and Washington have seen traffic fatalities decline by 40 percent. Here's how they did it.
6 Ways to Bring More Empathy to the Internet
by Liz Pleasant, Jim McGowanSep 02, 2014
- We asked psychologists, user experience designers, and writers what web users could to do to promote more empathic interaction in online places. Here's what they said.
The Radical Homemaker on the First Step to Becoming a Farmer
by Shannon HayesAug 28, 2014
- While making the season's tomato sauce at three in the morning, I mull over the origins of my desire to farm.
When Personal Boundaries Get Fuzzy … Sometimes It's Worth It
by Shannon HayesAug 21, 2014
- No matter what age we are, the challenge of telling others "no" never really goes away.