A Bike that Stamps Your Message on the Street, and 3 Other Open-Source Tools for Activists
by Molly RuskAug 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 McCarleyJul 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
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 HayesJul 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 SwensonJul 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 FunesJul 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 WalljasperJul 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 HayesJul 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 HayesJul 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 WilliamsonJul 01, 2014
- Concerned neighbors are a common bane of urban beekeepers. But there are ways to sweeten the deal for them.
The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Love, Loss, and Lucky Socks
by Shannon HayesJun 27, 2014
- Moments of sadness are inevitable in a life filled with deep connections to other people.
When You Live in the Local Economy, Musicians Are Just People (And Cyndi Lauper Is Coming to Dinner)
by Shannon HayesJun 13, 2014
- After getting mad at her daughter for handing hard earned money to a street performer, "Radical Homemaker" Shannon Hayes considers what musicians bring to the local economy.
Fans Pick Women Scientists Over Marty McFly for New LEGO Set
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJun 10, 2014
- Earlier this year, a 7-year-old girl urged the toy company to “make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!” Here’s what they did.
This East LA Band's Rebel Version of "La Bamba" Speaks Out Against Racism
by Christine St. PierreJun 06, 2014
- Las Cafeteras uses acoustic instruments and punk attitude to spread their message of social justice and equality.
Acupuncture, Yoga, and Massage: Not Just for Rich People
by Liz PleasantJun 06, 2014
- From Oakland to Brooklyn, practitioners of holistic health care are working to make their services affordable for all.