The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.
The Dark Side of Consumerism: What Landfills and Nursing Homes Taught These Indian Villagers
by Sven Eberleinposted Sep 27, 2013
- Glamorized consumer culture has serious side effects—and to help people in remote Indian villages understand this, one filmmaker brought them to the West. Here’s what they thought of the dark side of Western lifestyles.
Growing Up in a Kenyan Slum Taught Me the Real Value of Stuff
by Simon Okeloposted Sep 27, 2013
- It was only after experiencing the abundance of stuff in the United States that Simon Okelo learned to value life with less, the way he grew up.
From the Ancients to the Aughts: The Story of the Human Search for God
by Chris Francisposted Sep 27, 2013
- Nathan Schneider’s “God In Proof” explores the history of the search for existence of God, from the Greek philosophers to today’s New Atheists.
Why Do Nuns Outlive the Rest of Us? Six Tips for Healthy Aging
by Anna I. Corwinposted Sep 27, 2013
- The good news is that you don't have to live in a convent to do the things that keep these nuns healthy and happy.
Inequality for All: Documentary Antidote to "Elysium Economy"
by Chuck Collinsposted Sep 24, 2013
- From gated communities in outer space to graphs about who owns the wealth, two new films are giving Americans a window into the issue of income inequality
The Mass Shooting That Didn't Happen: Averting Violence with Kindness
by Aqualus Gordonposted Sep 19, 2013
- What can we do to help men like Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter, find another way to deal with their trauma? The story of Michael Hill suggests that kindness is part of the answer.
Finding the Gold in "Tough" Neighborhoods
by Jay Walljasperposted Sep 11, 2013
- To transform economically and socially depressed areas into healthy, vibrant communities, we have to focus on their strengths and trust residents to solve their own problems.
Too Much Stuff in Your Life? 7 Ways to Turn it Around
by Shannan Stollposted Sep 05, 2013
- From sharing to repairing, the inspiration you need to lighten your load.
The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Sex Talks
by Shannon Hayesposted Sep 04, 2013
- Living a happy life in love is the most important sexual education we can give our kids.
How We Went Back to School, Macklemore Style
by Frida Berriganposted Sep 04, 2013
- For a more sustainable start to the school year, just follow the Seattle-based rapper to that thrift store down the road.
Want to Change the World (and Not Get Burnt Out)? Start with Your Neighborhood
by Jay Walljasperposted Aug 27, 2013
- Starting the process of change in a place you know well makes it more doable and fun.
When You've Built a Life of Joys, the Biggest Challenge Is Choosing
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 26, 2013
- I've built a life filled with work I love. But the challenge of choosing among competing joys is very real.
The Harmonies in This John Denver Cover Will Make You Stop Whatever You're Doing and Just Listen
by YES! online staffposted Aug 22, 2013
- Singer-songwriters Brett Dennen and Milow make a strong case for the lasting beauty of "Annie's Song" by John Denver.
"Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" Is as Beautiful Visually as It Is Spiritually
by Heidi Hutnerposted Aug 21, 2013
- Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar's presentation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's life will inspire you.
Putting My Kids' Art in the Trash: How I Got Past the Guilt
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 20, 2013
- It feels bad to throw away the crayon drawings and unfinished projects. But the memories stored there can never really be lost.