School Behind Bars: How College Kids and Incarcerated Youth Benefit From Learning Together
by Nur LaljiAug 12, 2015
- Graduates of an “Inside-Out” program in Oregon say that the experience transformed the way they see the prison system—and themselves.
The Rad History Book Every Girl (and Boy) Should Have on Their Bookshelf
by Lindsey WeedstonAug 11, 2015
- A new feminist children's book honors 26 awesome women who changed the world.
Seattle Led the Country’s Minimum Wage Revolution. Can It Do the Same With Rent Control?
by Marcus Harrison GreenJul 29, 2015
- New York and San Francisco both suffer from soaring rents and gentrification, despite decades of regulation. How Seattle socialist Kshama Sawant plans to do affordable housing right.
A Mom's Guide to Decluttering: Why My Kids Gave Up Almost All Their Toys
by Shannon HayesJul 28, 2015
- I hate clutter, and one morning I just couldn't take it anymore. Here's how I got my kids to throw out their toys and tidy up our house.
What Native Hawaiian Culture Can Teach Us About Gender Identity
by Jade SnowJul 27, 2015
- As the documentary Kumu Hina reveals, living between both genders is the more powerful “mahu" way.
I’m My Daughter’s Best Friend. How Do I Help Her Become Her Own Person?
by Shannon HayesJul 23, 2015
- Our isolated life on the farm keeps my family close, but it can also stand in the way of my daughter becoming her own person.
One Poem That Saved a Forest
by Jacqueline SuskinJul 21, 2015
- How the friendship between a poet and a timber baron kept a grove of California redwoods from clear-cutting.
Can We Learn About Empathy From Torturing Robots? This MIT Researcher Is Giving It a Try
by Nur LaljiJul 14, 2015
- Should we treat robots sort of like animals, or strictly as tools? Researcher Kate Darling says the time has come to take these questions seriously.
Swapping Screen Time for Getting Dirty: Why Kids Need to Spend More Time Outside
by Shannon HayesJul 13, 2015
- In his new book “How to Raise a Wild Child,” Dr. Scott D. Sampson argues that the current disconnect between kids and the natural world is a threat to their physical, mental, and emotional health.
Watch These 12-Year-Olds Talk About Race More Candidly Than Most Adults Do
by Araz HachadourianJul 10, 2015
- These New York City middle-schoolers opened up about their experiences with race and racism in WNYC's "Being 12" series.
7 Small Towns Taking Big Steps to Get People Walking
by Jay WalljasperJul 09, 2015
- These communities are helping residents take steps towards healthier lives by making walking a priority.
Bikesharing Trends to Watch in 2015
by Shared-Use Mobility CenterJul 09, 2015
- There are a number of bikesharing trends to be excited about this year, from better technology to increased access in low-income communities.
Finding a House That Fits Is About More Than Just Size
by Norman AllenJul 07, 2015
- Going from a suburban Versailles to a cabin in the woods was just what I needed to find home.
How the Pope Is Revving up Climate Action in LA’s Most Polluted Neighborhood
by Jasmine AguileraJul 01, 2015
- Catholic environmentalists are channeling the power of the Pope’s words into action.
How Buying the Local Post Office Will Help My Family Farm and Small Town Survive
by Shannon HayesJun 30, 2015
- I never thought farming would mean owning a post office. But looking at my community and our need to define ourselves as a place, that seems to be our family farm's next job.