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Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof
by Tom Lawson
“We want to show that faith doesn't divide Jews, Christians and Muslims, but instead reconciles them.”
The Radical Homemaker Plays “Normal Mom”: A Story in Two Acts The Radical Homemaker Plays “Normal Mom”: A Story in Two Acts
by Shannon Hayes
Each year I take a week-long break from radical homemaking to take my kids to camp. It's never easy—and this year was no exception.
A Bike that Stamps Your Message on the Street, and 3 Other Open-Source Tools for Activists A Bike that Stamps Your Message on the Street, and 3 Other Open-Source Tools for Activists
by Molly Rusk
StreetToolbox offers new tools for the political communicator—from a remote controlled car that writes messages in colored sand to a kit that turns your bike into a mobile printing press.
Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm
by Erin McCarley
Gaskin had a talent for thinking through ways to combine simple living with social engagement. He died on July 1, 2014.
This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart
A private person by nature, Robina Asti stepped into the limelight after her benefits were denied. Years later, her work helped change the Social Security Administration's policy toward transgender widows.
Empathy and Elephants: What I Learned From Talking to My Kids About Poaching Empathy and Elephants: What I Learned From Talking to My Kids About Poaching
by Shannon Hayes
What at first seemed like a disturbing reaction to an article was all about my kids finding something they could relate to in the story.
Too Many Political T-Shirts? 6 Ways to Repurpose Them Too Many Political T-Shirts? 6 Ways to Repurpose Them
by Christine St. Pierre, Kali Swenson
The messages may be eternal, but T-shirts aren't forever. These DIY projects can give them new life.
Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next? Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next?
by Yessenia Funes
The city's mayor says the move will boost cycling in decades to come, creating a greener and more sociable city.
Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe
by Jay Walljasper
To get people on bikes in big numbers, cities are finding that it's essential to separate bike lanes from traffic.
The Radical Homemaker's Guide To Telling Your Kids "No" The Radical Homemaker's Guide To Telling Your Kids "No"
by Shannon Hayes
As a mother, I have made life choices that can’t always include everything my children want—like hiking the Adirondacks. Here’s how I learned to overcome the guilt.
Learning From Debt: How It Strengthened My Dreams and Brought My Family Closer Learning From Debt: How It Strengthened My Dreams and Brought My Family Closer
by Shannon Hayes
The experience of debt can guide us toward different ways of living—like having extended generations share a household—that are both cheaper and more fulfilling.
Four Ways to Build a Bee-Friendly Neighborhood Four Ways to Build a Bee-Friendly Neighborhood
by Lindsay Williamson
Concerned neighbors are a common bane of urban beekeepers. But there are ways to sweeten the deal for them.
The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Love, Loss, and Lucky Socks The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Love, Loss, and Lucky Socks
by Shannon Hayes
Moments of sadness are inevitable in a life filled with deep connections to other people.
 When You Live in the Local Economy, Musicians Are Just People (And Cyndi Lauper Is Coming to Dinner) When You Live in the Local Economy, Musicians Are Just People (And Cyndi Lauper Is Coming to Dinner)
by Shannon Hayes
After getting mad at her daughter for handing hard earned money to a street performer, "Radical Homemaker" Shannon Hayes considers what musicians bring to the local economy.
Fans Pick Women Scientists Over Marty McFly for New LEGO Set Fans Pick Women Scientists Over Marty McFly for New LEGO Set
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Earlier this year, a 7-year-old girl urged the toy company to “make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!” Here’s what they did.
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