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Finding fulfillment in the things that matter.

Let’s Unstuff the Holidays Let’s Unstuff the Holidays
by Fran Korten
I longed for simpler surroundings. So I made a resolution: Each week I would move more stuff out of the house than came in.
Occupy Wall Street, Beyond Encampments Occupy Wall Street, Beyond Encampments
by Luis Moreno-Caballud, Marina Sitrin
As winter arrives and police crack down, how can occupiers keep their movement alive—and help it grow? Veteran activists share lessons from Spain’s Indignados.
Cooking Up Karma: A Taste of the Gift Economy Cooking Up Karma: A Taste of the Gift Economy
Video: At a restaurant in Berkeley, there’s no bill at the end of the meal—just a request to pay it forward for those who come after you.
Cooking Up Karma: A Taste of the Gift Economy Cooking Up Karma: A Taste of the Gift Economy
Video: At a restaurant in Berkeley, there's no bill at the end of the meal—just a request to pay it forward for those who come after you.
Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta
by Susan Smartt Cook
Review: Ina May Gaskin, the mother of modern midwifery, calls for a return to woman-centered birth culture in her new book.
Less is More: 5 Steps to Redefine Making a Living Less is More: 5 Steps to Redefine Making a Living
Poster: Life out of balance? Ask yourself this ...
Lessons from a Surprise Bike Town Lessons from a Surprise Bike Town
by Jay Walljasper
How snowy Minneapolis beat out Portland for the title of best bike city in America.
Need a Job? Create Your Own Need a Job? Create Your Own
Meet five entrepreneurs who said no to corporate jobs.
Young Farmers: A Growing Movement Young Farmers: A Growing Movement
by Fran Korten
In spite of the daily discouraging environmental, political, and economic news, coaxing living things to grow somehow seems to make folks optimistic.
The Roommate Revolution: Why Living Alone is Overrated The Roommate Revolution: Why Living Alone is Overrated
by Leilani Clark
At 37, Leilani Clark thought she was too old and too independent for roommates. But she soon found herself loving the sharing life...and she’s not alone.
Work Less, Live More Work Less, Live More
by Juliet Schor
Working fewer hours could help save our economy, our sanity, and the planet.
Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy? Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?
by Carmen Sobczak
A new study suggests Americans' happiness declines when there’s a wider gap between rich and poor.
Small Steps for Growing a No Impact Family Small Steps for Growing a No Impact Family
by Kathy Kottaras
Since trying the No Impact Week experiment, our family has learned to be mindful of our habits, and live with more joy.
Jump In Together: An Invitation to No Impact Week Jump In Together: An Invitation to No Impact Week
by Colin Beavan
Sometimes the hardest part of changing our lives and world is believing that it’s possible. Colin Beavan on finding a place to start.
At Home with W.S. Merwin At Home with W.S. Merwin
The U.S. Poet Laureate on learning from Ezra Pound, and why his plot of indigenous Hawaiian rainforest inspires his poetry today.
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