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7 Ways to Garden Like You Know What You're Doing (Even If You're Just Getting Started) 7 Ways to Garden Like You Know What You're Doing (Even If You're Just Getting Started)
by Terra Wellington
A few simple guidelines to follow when breaking out the trowel and gloves.
Will My Daughter Grow Up to Be a Farmer Like Me? Will My Daughter Grow Up to Be a Farmer Like Me?
by Shannon Hayes
I made the choice to give up a career in law and return to my family farm. Now, I wait to see if my daughter will do the same.
How Macklemore's Trumpet Player Is Bringing Music Back to His Kenyan Hometown How Macklemore's Trumpet Player Is Bringing Music Back to His Kenyan Hometown
The Madaraka festival is a celebration of African cultural heritage and modern-day entrepreneurship—and the proceeds will help build a recording studio for 68 youth in Kenya.
5 DIY Musical Instruments You Can Make From Stuff Around the House 5 DIY Musical Instruments You Can Make From Stuff Around the House
by Christine St. Pierre, Miles Becker
Craft instruments from easy-to-find materials and invite more music into your family's life.
The Game of Thrones Rape Scene: Why We Can't Pretend It Never Happened The Game of Thrones Rape Scene: Why We Can't Pretend It Never Happened
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Pretending that a rape never happened is a problem—regardless of whether it took place in fiction or reality.
This Neurologist Left His Career and Became San Diego's Happiest Beach Bum This Neurologist Left His Career and Became San Diego's Happiest Beach Bum
Most of the people who know him as a fixture on Pacific Beach aren't aware of the stressful life he left behind.
Why Politics at the Dinner Table Is Good for Democracy Why Politics at the Dinner Table Is Good for Democracy
by Andy Lee Roth
Our political process, Robert Jensen reminds us, begins with conversation.
Why Are We More Optimistic About Ourselves Than About Our Society? Why Are We More Optimistic About Ourselves Than About Our Society?
by Lisa Bennett
It's easier to be hopeful about our individual futures than our collective ones because we have more control over them. But the two are inextricably linked.
When This Teacher’s Ethnic Studies Classes Were Banned, His Students Took the District to Court—and Won When This Teacher’s Ethnic Studies Classes Were Banned, His Students Took the District to Court—and Won
by Jing Fong
Curtis Acosta's classes in Mexican American Studies gave kids pride in their heritage—until the Arizona Legislature canceled them. That's when his students became activists, and some real-life lessons began.
In Cleveland, Hoop Houses Turn Empty Lots into Year Round Farms In Cleveland, Hoop Houses Turn Empty Lots into Year Round Farms
Meet the urban cousin of a traditional barn raising: community members working together to build DIY greenhouses.
10 Things Creative People Know 10 Things Creative People Know
by Peggy Taylor, Charlie Murphy
Everyday creative activities like knitting and cooking can boost your levels of serotonin and decrease anxiety.
How Better Health Care for the Poor Makes a Stronger Economy for All How Better Health Care for the Poor Makes a Stronger Economy for All
by Imara Jones
By keeping workers healthy, the Affordable Care Act will help the working poor achieve greater financial stability—and will probably boost the economy as well.
Unleashing Empathy: How Teachers Transform Classrooms With Emotional Learning Unleashing Empathy: How Teachers Transform Classrooms With Emotional Learning
by Lennon Flowers
The secret to learning self-awareness, cooperation, and other “social and emotional learning” skills lies in experience, not in workbooks and rote classroom exercises.
Video: Festival Brings Spirit of Kenya's Independence Movement to the US Video: Festival Brings Spirit of Kenya's Independence Movement to the US
The Swahili word "madaraka" means "self-realization." The festival bearing that name seeks to empower youth to create positive change in their own lives, their communities, and the world.
5 Habits of Highly Compassionate Men 5 Habits of Highly Compassionate Men
by Kozo Hattori
Having compassion leads to increased happiness, freedom from gender stereotypes, and better relationships with others.
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