What I Want for My Son and the Daddies Who Adopted Him
by Mariah MacCarthyJun 16, 2016
- I want my son to have male role models, female role models, and to know that families can look like anything. I want him to have options that I never did.
Would Unconditional Basic Income Make Us Happier?
by Kira M. NewmanJun 14, 2016
- Some have questioned if the economy can function with a guaranteed minimum income. But few advocates or opponents have explored the policy’s impact on people’s emotional well-being.
A Park Where You Can Walk Among 1,500-Year-Old Bears and Birds
by Terry Tempest WilliamsJun 10, 2016
- Terry Tempest Williams on the sacred earthworks of Effigy Mounds National Monument.
Olympians Without Nations: First-Ever Team of Refugees Heads to Summer Games
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJun 09, 2016
- With 20 million refugees worldwide, the International Olympic Committee announces a new team to make the games more inclusive for people without a nation to call home.
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away Without Toxic Chemicals
by Kate StringerJun 07, 2016
- Mosquitoes don’t like fans, and other tips to keep them off naturally.
Zuni Tribe Returns to Sacred Ceremony to Strengthen Community
by Michael J. DaxJun 06, 2016
- The Southwest tribe is rebuilding sacred buildings critical for teaching Zuni youth the pueblo’s core values of community and devotion to collective prosperity.
How to Not Love the National Parks to Death
by Heather J. HansenJun 03, 2016
- More visitors than ever will head to national parks this summer. Here’s what we can do to keep the wild in wilderness—and set parks on a sustainable path for the next century.
Climate Change Film Tells Us “How to Let Go of the World”
by Yessenia FunesJun 03, 2016
- In his new documentary, Josh Fox says we can use love to push aside the fear and hopelessness that comes with climate change.
I Was Supposed to Be Pretty, Feminine, Nice, and Straight
by Raye StoeveJun 01, 2016
- From a very early age, I had a sense of being gendered by the world. But I don’t feel like a woman or a man.
Baby Boxes Cut Infant Mortality in Finland—U.S. Cities Give Them a Try
by Marcus Harrison GreenMay 23, 2016
- Five reasons baby boxes are more than cutesy cardboard containers, from offering a safe place to sleep to giving an equal start in life.
Spending Money on Others Can Lower Your Blood Pressure
by Elizabeth HopperMay 12, 2016
- Research shows that giving money away may be as good for your blood pressure as exercise and a healthy diet.
Why Not Getting Married Is Smart Economics For Women
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnMay 12, 2016
- More people than ever before are choosing not to get married. And for women, that can actually be a good thing.
One Boy’s Highly Illogical Behavior: A Twist on Mental Illness in Literature
by S.E. SmithMay 11, 2016
- In his new book, John Corey Whaley tackles the subject of mental illness and challenges stigmas that keep many teen boys from seeking help with depression and anxiety.
“They” and the Emotional Weight of Words
by ColeMay 10, 2016
- Even in the smallest of interactions—like how we use pronouns—we can create connections that allow us to challenge one another on our assumptions about gender.
Tiny Houses Are Cute, But Can You Actually Cook a Meal in One?
by Ellie LillstromMay 09, 2016
- As an avid cook I wondered what orchestrating a sizable meal would be like in the two-burner kitchen of a 250-square-foot home. So I gave it a try with my favorite recipe.