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Pete Seeger Visits The Colbert Report
posted Aug 08, 2012
- Stephen Colbert talks to the legendary musician about his new book, “Pete Seeger: In His Own Words.”
Better Eating Through Mindfulness
by Jill Suttieposted Aug 08, 2012
- How can increasing your awareness of tasting, craving, and satisfaction be a tool for healthier eating? Here’s what psychologists have to say.
Happiness Comes From Respect, Not Riches
by Stacey Kennellyposted Aug 03, 2012
- A series of studies shows that wealth doesn’t make us happier—but the respect of others does.
posted Aug 01, 2012
- How one photographer captured the continent from the sky—with a fan strapped to his back.
What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other
by Akaya Windwoodposted Aug 01, 2012
- Here’s my invitation to you: Let’s take a month and intentionally notice those we would normally not see. Let’s interrupt old patterns of not looking into the eyes of “those people”—whoever they are to you.
How Cities Can Get Drivers Biking
by Jay Walljasperposted Jul 27, 2012
- How can planners attract the 60 percent of Americans who say they would bike more if they felt more secure? The answer could be cheap and simple.
How Does Inequality Define the Health of a Nation?
posted Jul 26, 2012
- Richard Wilkinson discusses inequality and the effects it can have on a country’s citizens.
Carbon Neutrality: It’s Technically Possible
by Richard Conlinposted Jul 25, 2012
- The technology to achieve carbon neutrality exists, or could in the near future. What has to happen to put those capabilities in play?
What We Learned From Swimming With Leeches
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 25, 2012
- The appearance of “bloodsucking parasites” in one farm family’s pond got them thinking: How could we be so comfortable with our natural world, yet paranoid about harmless—and helpful—creatures in it?
Think Small: A New Housing Model
by Doug Pibelposted Jul 24, 2012
- Why go back to the way things were when we can create housing that embraces the best of tradition and the best of new thinking?
Minnesota’s Ground Zero for Unjust Evictions
posted Jul 18, 2012
- A glitch in PNC Bank’s online payment system meant the Cruz family’s home fell into foreclosure, putting it at the center of a committed community stand-off.
Life Is Easier With Friends Next Door
by Sven Eberleinposted Jul 16, 2012
- Feeling a need for community? Cohousing can provide affordable space and neighbors to share it with.
The Audacity of Acting Out: What Our Kids Can Teach Us
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 10, 2012
- In a society where we are taught not to call out absurdity where we see it, how can we learn to speak up?
How I Learned to Love My Hometown
by Mindy Fullilove, Molly Rose Kaufmanposted Jul 09, 2012
- A sense of history and community tugged at the heart of Mindy Fullilove and pulled her back to the Jersey home she’d forsaken.
How the Student Loans Debate Got Religion
by Christa Hillstromposted Jul 06, 2012
- There’s a biblical precedent for forgiveness—of debt. Why churches are standing by students on one of the Bible’s most surprising social principles.