The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.
For Walkers and Cyclists, A Swedish Road Planning Strategy Helps Save Lives
by Jay Walljasperposted Sep 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 McGowanposted Sep 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 Hayesposted Aug 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 Hayesposted Aug 21, 2014
- No matter what age we are, the challenge of telling others "no" never really goes away.
Pros and Cons of "Normal" Jobs from The Radical Homemaker
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 15, 2014
- "There are times when I question whether I was a fool to walk away from a conventional career."
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.