How a Cup of Nettle Tea Taught Me How To Live Well and Remember the Past
by Valerie SegrestDec 18, 2013
- I am a Muckleshoot Indian, but little of what I used to eat bore much connection with the landscape I lived in, which had fed my ancestors for many generations. When I discovered nettle tea, it was as if I were remembering what it was like to feel well.
Wild Eats, Resilient Farms, and Freedom From Money: 3 Holiday Reads for the Radical Homemaker
by Shannon HayesDec 10, 2013
- Books should light up our lives—especially during the dark days of winter. Here are a few to pass along.
Infographic: The Link Between Cooking at Home And Living Longer
by Doug PibelDec 05, 2013
- We spend less time in the kitchen than ever. But here's why Michael Pollan says cooking could be an important solution to our public health crisis.
The Movement to Live More Simply Is Older Than You Think
by Roman KrznaricDec 05, 2013
- What might history teach us about living more simple, less consumerist lifestyles?
Move Over Duct Tape—Why a Mason Jar Is the One Thing You Need
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnOct 18, 2013
- The best measure of the value of a thing may be this: “How many ways can I use this? How many other things will I not have to buy?”
The Dark Side of Consumerism: What Landfills and Nursing Homes Taught These Indian Villagers
by Sven EberleinSep 27, 2013
- Glamorized consumer culture has serious side effects—and to help people in remote Indian villages understand this, one filmmaker brought them to the West. Here’s what they thought of the dark side of Western lifestyles.
Growing Up in a Kenyan Slum Taught Me the Real Value of Stuff
by Simon OkeloSep 27, 2013
- It was only after experiencing the abundance of stuff in the United States that Simon Okelo learned to value life with less, the way he grew up.
Too Much Stuff in Your Life? 7 Ways to Turn it Around
by Shannan StollSep 05, 2013
- From sharing to repairing, the inspiration you need to lighten your load.
How We Went Back to School, Macklemore Style
by Frida BerriganSep 04, 2013
- For a more sustainable start to the school year, just follow the Seattle-based rapper to that thrift store down the road.
Joining a Rural Community: Why It Takes Years to Be Accepted
by Shannon HayesAug 02, 2013
- Country people have a reputation for viewing outsiders with skepticism. But it turns out they have good reasons for doing that.
How to Design Our Neighborhoods for Happiness
by Jay WalljasperJul 26, 2013
- When we share our yards, sidewalks, and other common spaces, we find a greater sense of belonging and connection to those around us.
How to See Stars Like Your Ancestors Did
by Katrina Rabeler, Chris FrancisJul 12, 2013
- We could all see the sky as our ancestors once saw it just by turning off the lights, according to the International Dark Sky Association.
3 Global Cities That Are Doing Bike Shares Right (And One’s in Texas!)
by Kristin HugoJun 04, 2013
- From China to San Antonio, cities are using rental bike programs to create healthier commutes. Here are a few insights from some of the world’s best programs.
Why Sticky Cabinets Have a Place on My Dream Farm
by Shannon HayesMay 29, 2013
- When we visualize the lives we desire, we often leave out the difficulties and frustrations. But they’re inevitable, and in the end they make the rewards of life more satisfying.
“Modified Social Benches”: An Experiment in Outdoor Socializing
by Cat JohnsonMay 13, 2013
- An installation of creatively shaped benches in Belgium pushes the edge of urban sit-ability.