Forget the Food Industry: Rediscover the Pleasure of Buying, Cooking, and Eating Real Food
by Arun GuptaNov 22, 2013
- Junk food may have captured the American palate, but a few simple ingredients and techniques can win it back.
8 Courageous Things Harry Potter Fans Did to Fight Real-Life Dark Forces
by Katrina RabelerNov 22, 2013
- If Harry Potter were a real person, he’d fight child labor, voter suppression, and poverty. Here are our favorite ways Harry's fans have taken his values from the page to the real world.
The Hunger Games Are Real: Teenage Fans Remind the World What Katniss Is Really Fighting For
by Christopher Zumski FinkeNov 22, 2013
- What if we used fantasy not as an escape from our world, but an invitation to look deeper into it? How teenage fans are fighting injustice—in real life.
"Beauty Feeds a Different Kind of Hunger": An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams
by Devon FredericksenNov 21, 2013
- "I used to ask the question, 'Am I an activist or a writer?' I don't ask that anymore. I am simply a human being engaged."
"Escape Fire" Doc Explores the Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
by Valerie SchloredtNov 19, 2013
- Beyond the Affordable Care Act, the film explores how to make a healthier America.
How To Eat Like Our Lives Depend On It: Rediscovering the Many Joys of Food
by Sarah van GelderNov 19, 2013
- It's time to reclaim the well-being and exuberance that is part of healthy food culture.
Nov 18, 2013
- KarmaTube music video on kindness.
20 Ways to Practice Gratitude
by Jing FongNov 18, 2013
- This mandala-esque poster is a happy self-care tool, and can also be adapted to classroom use.
Art for the Sky
by Daniel DancerNov 18, 2013
- Daniel Dancer's Art For the Sky is a unique, team-building activity for schools and special events. These enchanting creations on acres of land are a whole-body way of stimulating imagination and understanding the interconnection of people and all life.
These 5 NFL Players Are Changing What It Means to Be a Man in Football
by Christopher Zumski FinkeNov 14, 2013
- Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin is not the only NFL player to challenge the league's bigotry and misogyny. These five men stand for a new kind of masculinity.
Dryhootch: A Milwaukee Coffeeshop Where Vets Help Vets Survive—At Home
by Ricardo TorresNov 14, 2013
- Returning vets often struggle with relationships, housing, PTSD, and more. Dryhootch founders say the best mentors for people returning from our latest wars are other vets who have been through it before.
Why Is It So Hard to Find Films Where Women Actually Talk to Each Other? How Sweden’s Making It Easier
by Christopher Zumski FinkeNov 08, 2013
- Four Stockholm cinemas are adopting a system that rates films on how deeply their female characters are developed—and how much they interact. It could radically change the way we see movies.
Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It
by Erin SagenNov 08, 2013
- Can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.
21-Day Gratitude Challenge: I’m Grateful I Can Honor the Child I Lost By Being More Open to Love Today
Nov 08, 2013
- A moving sampling of participants’ reflections from the first two days of the Gratitude Challenge.
Stephen Colbert on GMO Labeling Fail: "Just Eat It"
by YES! online staffNov 07, 2013
- Frustrated with Monsanto's latest triumph over the grassroots movement to label genetically modified foods? Stephen Colbert lets you laugh about it.