A Lifelong Search for Real Education
by Julia Putnam
Grace Lee and Jimmy Boggs brought people together to rebuild inner-city Detroit and to teach the things you can’t learn in a classroom. At 94, Grace is still at it.
Video: People of All Ages Tell Their Slightly Younger Selves How to Age Gracefully
by Liz Pleasant
“Nobody knows what the hell they’re doing,” and other tips from people older than you.
School Behind Bars: How College Kids and Incarcerated Youth Benefit From Learning Together
by Nur Lalji
Graduates of an “Inside-Out” program in Oregon say that the experience transformed the way they see the prison system—and themselves.
How My Family Farm Is Like a Team of Superheros
by Shannon Hayes
As I begin to take over my parent’s farm, I’ve learned how important it is for my family to celebrate our strengths, acknowledge our weaknesses, and work together as a team.
Like to Blame Others When Bad Things Happen? Here's What You're Missing Out On
by Liz Pleasant
This best-selling author explains why blame is bad for us and our relationships.
This “Raging Granny” Crashed a Wall Street Dinner to Demand Answers
by Peter D'Auria
“Two Raging Grannies” is a beautifully shot film that juxtaposes a journey into activism with a profound meditation on aging.
Will the Elder Boom Spur a Caring Revolution? Ai-jen Poo’s Inspiring Vision
by Wendy Lustbader
We need to shift the stories we tell ourselves about the value of elders, the care they need, and later life itself.
Empathy Heroes: 5 People Who Changed the World By Taking Compassion to the Extreme
by Roman Krznaric
Want to learn to change the world with empathy? Get ready to learn from the masters.
Video: Instead of Paying Our Kids to Do Their Homework, Let’s Teach Them Gratitude
by Kayla Schultz
At this pay-it-forward restaurant, everyone's meal is paid for by previous guests—out of generosity. Karma Kitchen's founder on how kindness became contagious
Video: A Bear and Fox Show Why Empathy Brings Us Closer than Sympathy
Empathy involves a deeper connection than sympathy does, and often means sharing a bit of emotional vulnerability.
An Astronomer Explains Why This Is the Best Moment in Cosmic History to Be Alive
A deep look at the stars and their role in our creation makes a welcome break from the news of the day.
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to the Wonder of Science
by Shannon Hayes
I have lived for 40 years, gathered 10 years of higher education, and never before this moment understood the foundation of science.
When Personal Boundaries Get Fuzzy … Sometimes It's Worth It
by Shannon Hayes
No matter what age we are, the challenge of telling others "no" never really goes away.
Pros and Cons of "Normal" Jobs from The Radical Homemaker
by Shannon Hayes
"There are times when I question whether I was a fool to walk away from a conventional career."
The Neurochemistry Of Empathy, In Claymation
Want to understand the science behind empathy? This quick video explains why and when we care.