The Gift of Remembering Those We’ve Lost
by Shannon HayesDec 17, 2012
- All of us lose loved ones over the course of our lives, and the pain of those losses is especially sharp during the holiday season. Passing on their memories to younger generations is a gift that truly lasts.
Is Time With Family Better Than Shopping?
Nov 21, 2012
- Video: This Black Friday, celebrate your favorite non-shopping activity with this invitation from The Story of Stuff Project.
I Am Grateful That Thorns Have Roses: 11 Reasons to Remember Thankfulness
Nov 20, 2012
- Studies show that gratitude has an inverse correlation with depression—the more grateful you are, the happier you are. Eleven thinkers, throughout the ages, on why being thankful matters.
Feeling Short on Time? Try Something Awe-Inspiring
by Stacey KennellyOct 25, 2012
- A study suggests that the same experiences that make us notice the vastness of the universe also make us feel there’s more time in the day.
9 Simple Steps to Improve Your Health (Without Joining a Gym)
by Sven EberleinSep 20, 2012
- Laughter, the arts, touch, sleep. What you can do in your everyday life to get healthier.
Breaking Through Concrete: An Urban Farm Roadtrip
by David Hanson, Edwin Marty, Michael HansonAug 17, 2012
- Farmers across the country are taking to rooftops, vacant lots, any space they can find to build an urban farm revival.
Happiness Comes From Respect, Not Riches
by Stacey KennellyAug 03, 2012
- A series of studies shows that wealth doesn’t make us happier—but the respect of others does.
What We Learned From Swimming With Leeches
by Shannon HayesJul 25, 2012
- The appearance of “bloodsucking parasites” in one farm family’s pond got them thinking: How could we be so comfortable with our natural world, yet paranoid about harmless—and helpful—creatures in it?
One More Benefit of Local Food
by Shannon HayesJun 28, 2012
- A farmer sings the praises of having non-farmers close at hand.
How to Build a Bike Train
by Maya JacobsJun 21, 2012
- Forty years ago, almost half of American kids biked to school. A smart idea for getting kids pedaling again.
The Other Side of Gainful Unemployment
by Shannon HayesMay 31, 2012
- The downsides of doing it all.
Five Lessons in Human Goodness from “The Hunger Games”
by Jeremy Adam SmithMay 18, 2012
- The dystopian tale is really about compassion, empathy, and cooperation, argues Jeremy Adam Smith—and there's scientific reason for that.
The Perks of Being Gainfully Unemployed
by Shannon HayesMay 18, 2012
- Is job security real security? Shannon Hayes makes the case for diversifying your income.
A Vision of America the Possible
by Gus SpethMay 08, 2012
- Gus Speth imagines a compelling vision of a better, happier country—and how to make it possible.
Live Within Contradictions: Ernest Callenbach’s Last Message
by Ernest CallenbachMay 07, 2012
- The author of Ecotopia, who died in April, left behind his final thoughts on hope and transformation.