Blockbuster series like Twilight have left their mark on a generation of girls, but what message are they sending boys? Here are a few to look out for.
The greenest burial places essentially transform the cemetery into a nature preserve—and a "posthumous occupation" of a $20 billion funeral industry.
David Korten's new essay (available to read as a PDF) connects the work of finding a new sacred story with the effort to build a new economy.
In her new book, Diane Ravitch—one of the leading thinkers behind the controversial Bush-era law—explores how the faulty logic of high-stakes testing, charter school expansion, and privatization hinders education.
Parents, students, and teachers all over the country have joined the revolt to liberate our kids from a test-obsessed education system.
Want to see a different side of Tacloban City's destruction? These survivors’ moves will change how you think about resilience after chaos.
Researchers continue to debate whether people face a genuine trade-off between seeking a happy life and a meaningful one.
In the tradition of “Maus” and “Persepolis,” “March” tells the story of young African Americans who, like its author, rose up from the Jim Crow South to assert their human rights.
“The United States of Energy” was a colorful series of lessons on the advantages of coal, aimed at 4th-graders—and sponsored by Big Coal. Here’s how educators and activists worked together to get it out of classrooms.
Shannen Koostachin, a teenage activist who died before ever seeing the results of her work, has inspired a new hero in the DC Universe.
I've learned to embrace the dreams I most deeply desire, but also the burdens that so often work against them.
Recent studies suggest that coal mining affects the health of everyone who lives nearby—not just those who work in the mines.