What I Learned About Living From Dying of Cancer
by Marcy WesterlingOct 23, 2014
- Many more patients are now living for years with the diagnosis of terminal illness. The author describes her journey to what she calls “livingly dying”—facing her death by living in the moment with grace and mindfulness.
Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Having Surgery
by Tom LawsonOct 21, 2014
- A new law allows transgender citizens to decide their own gender—and all it takes is a piece of paper.
Photo Essay: From Field to Fork at an Ethical Farm
by Kayla Schultz, Paul DunnOct 16, 2014
- See how Heyday Farm raises healthy animals in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
How to Pickle Almost Anything
by Doug Pibel, Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn, Kali SwensonOct 15, 2014
- Why ferment? It’s practical magic. Here are a few basics to get you started.
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to Finding Peace When Your Kids Are Eating You Alive
by Shannon HayesOct 15, 2014
- Rather than feeling guilty for not giving each child everything they deserve, I will feel gratitude for the grace with which they accept my limits.
Why I’m Staying In My Hometown (Even Though Everybody Knows What I Was Like as a Kid)
Oct 07, 2014
- Brought on by the sound of a screaming child, I reflect on my past, my community, and how we can become our true selves without fleeing our roots.
A Wall Street Equity Firm Evicted My Family. We’re Still Searching for a Home
by Michael DonleyOct 03, 2014
- Our experience strengthened our resolve to fight for housing as a human right.
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.