Why a Talking Puppet Is Teaching Kids an Endangered Language
by Tristan Ahtone
Half of indigenous languages worldwide are expected to disappear by the next century. Can children’s television programming curb that?
Divest From Prisons, Invest in People—What Justice for Black Lives Really Looks Like
by Liza Bayless
Instead of addressing the roots of drug addiction, mental illness, and poverty, we’ve come to accept policing and incarceration as catch-all solutions. It’s time for a change.
6 Ways to Make Our Money Bring Us More Happiness
by Kira M. Newman
What if we defined wise spending in terms of the happiness that it brings? Research shows certain spending can bring us closer to others.
We Need Young Farmers, and Colleges Can Help
by Chelsey Simpson
The documentary Occupy the Farm shows the positive impact universities could have if they leveraged their resources to create more farms and farmers.
The School That Put Local, Healthy, and Homemade on the Lunch Menu
by Kaylee Domzalski
When the school district pulled out, parents at a Eugene, Ore., charter school stepped in to reinvent how lunch is done.
Finally, Jobs That Work for Parenting
by Anne Miller
Right now I’m not worried about the glass ceiling. For now, with a young child, I’m embracing freelance work.
Strangers Become Family at This Multigenerational Housing Project
by Kim Eckart
A unique affordable-housing community supports both foster families and elders who might be looking for a few extra grandchildren.
How to Raise an Environmentalist
by Jill Suttie
Encouraging children to form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet’s future.
The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America
by Melissa Hellmann
Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own.
A Mom’s Plea for Library Books Brought in 15,000—And Transformed Her Small Town
by Jane Braxton Little
Lit lovers from all over the country—including authors Sherman Alexie and Neil Gaiman—sent books to reopen the rural school library.
Sorry, Trump: So Many Reasons to Welcome Immigrants
by Manuel Pastor, Magaly N. Lopez
Why cities across the country are rejecting xenophobia: They know the economic and social value of newcomers.
For Workers Who Feel Like Part of a Machine, These Companies Get It Right
by Christa Hillstrom
The Good Work Code attempts to re-examine what workers and employers want and to build jobs around shared values.
6 Tips on Making Money and Staying Sane When You Work From Home
by Brandon Ambrosino
How to deal with anxiety, self-doubt, and “the check’s in the mail.”
A Fun Way to Stop Buying Things You Don’t Really Need
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
Instead of buying the items she coveted, this artist made paintings of them. Here’s what she learned after a year of not shopping.
Can Zoos Teach Us To Be Better Humans?
by David Korten
If we can recognize our destruction of other animals’ habitats, perhaps we can recognize our destruction of all the living systems on which we depend.