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The Good Life

Finding fulfillment in the things that matter.

The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to the Wonder of Science 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.
Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer
by Dana Drugmand
You know the model: Consumers purchase a share of the season’s harvest upfront and get a box of fresh produce each week from the farm. Now you can get your medicine that way too.
The Radical Homemaker on the First Step to Becoming a Farmer The Radical Homemaker on the First Step to Becoming a Farmer
by Shannon Hayes
While making the season's tomato sauce at three in the morning, I mull over the origins of my desire to farm.
How "Giftivism" Helped Turn a Tough Oakland Street Into a Close-Knit Community How "Giftivism" Helped Turn a Tough Oakland Street Into a Close-Knit Community
by Michelle Moore
“What if we, in this neighborhood of physical and structural violence, look for the light ... and amplify it?”
Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness) Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness)
by Richard Schiffman
For the sages of ancient India, sex and romance were just the first few steps in a more expansive process of learning to love.
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.
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.
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 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.
Soul Food That's Vegan and Healthy? A Cooking Remix Made in Heaven Soul Food That's Vegan and Healthy? A Cooking Remix Made in Heaven
by Molly Rusk
From the author of Vegan Soul Kitchen, this cookbook charts a new course for southern, African American, and Caribbean cuisine.
Defending the Earth, Even After Death: The Green Burial Movement Defending the Earth, Even After Death: The Green Burial Movement
by Hunter Marshall
The greenest burial places essentially transform the cemetery into a nature preserve—and a "posthumous occupation" of a $20 billion funeral industry.
A Happy Life or a Meaningful One—Do We Really Need to Choose? A Happy Life or a Meaningful One—Do We Really Need to Choose?
by Jill Suttie, Jason Marsh
Researchers continue to debate whether people face a genuine trade-off between seeking a happy life and a meaningful one.
How a Library with No Books Could Change the Way We Read (And Bring Us Closer Together) How a Library with No Books Could Change the Way We Read (And Bring Us Closer Together)
by Roman Krznaric
The Empathy Library is a new digital archive where people can point to the books, movies, and other media that help us learn to understand one another.
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